About Newf Friends

Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue is a volunteer run, foster home based rescue group for Newfoundland Dogs in need in Ontario, Canada.
We place Newfs into carefully screened homes in Ontario and surrounding provinces and states.
Established in 2008.

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Friday, October 12, 2018



On medical hold for bilateral TPLO surgery.
She has healed well from her first surgery, her second surgery will be done within a few weeks.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 2013
Located in Bancroft, ON
Fenced yard required
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All about Stella
Stella arrived in our care on October 11 and has settled into her foster home nicely.  She is a friendly gal who is well-mannered and gets along with everyone.  What a gem!

Stella knows several commands, has excellent leash manners, great off-lead recall and is an all around easy going gal.  She greets everyone with a wagging tail, and occasionally their shoe in her mouth!  Silly Stella!

She is an adorable girl who loves to carry stuffies around and will happily lay on her bed and gently play with her toys.

She gets along well with most other dogs but has a preference for hanging out with male dogs over females.  In her foster home, Stella lives with 3 males and 1 other female and gets along with all of them. She's had numerous visiting dogs come and go from her foster home and has enjoyed the company of most of them, with the exception of bossy females.

Her greeting style can be a bit pushy for some dogs, so an owner who will continue to work with Stella on this will be best.  She likes to romp and play with other dogs but can become overstimulated easily so is best suited to a playmate who has a mellow, gentle play-style.  She can guard her food a bit but is easily redirected.  In her foster home, she will wait calmly with the other dogs during their meal prep, then eats in a separate area to avoid issues.

One month post-op and doing very well!
If she were to join a family with another dog, an easy-going male would be the best match.  She would also be equally happy being the only dog and keeping all of the attention for herself!

Stella has been respectful around the farm animals at her foster home, even watching politely as chickens run around her.  What a good girl.

Healthwise, she has been spayed, is current on vaccines and her bloodwork is great.  Unfortunately, Stella has bilateral ruptured cruciate ligaments and will need to undergo TPLO surgery to repair her knees before she is available for adoption.  She underwent surgery on one knee in late November and is healing wonderfully.  She will have surgery on her second knee this winter.

 She should be ready to join an adoptive home early-spring 2019.   We will consider placing her sooner if her adopters can manage her post-op rehab and follow-up appointments at one of our rescue-friendly clinics.

5 weeks post-op, out for her morning stroll
Updates to follow.

To be considered for adopting a dog through Newf Friends please submit a completed application, which can be found on the CONTACT US/FORMS page. Before completing an application or emailing us with questions, please review our FAQ page.  As outlined on our FAQ page, applicants who do not meet our adoption requirements (ie. no fenced play area, living in an apartment building, having young children, etc.) will not be considered -- please do not email us asking us to make an exception.