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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Monday, November 26, 2018

Marley


MARLEY
2018-017
Available for adoption

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB Oct 6, 2014
Good with other dogs -- looking for a home where she will have a four-legged companion

Located in Thornhill
Fenced yard required
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.



All about Marley
Sweet gal Marley arrived on November 26 and is doing well in her foster home.  We don't know much about her past other than that she was surrendered to the SPCA before being placed with us for care.   What we do know is that she is a sweet girl who LOVES attention and just wants a family to call her own.

She has come a long way since arriving in foster care.  Her foster family have made great progress teaching her the basics and working on housebreaking.  A home where she will get loads of opportunities for training and confidence boosting is the best fit for Marley. 

She has great potential and is eager to please. A sensitive girl, she needs a soft hand and gentle encouragement to help her blossom.  Her temperament is so sweet and she just wants to be loved.


Marley has issues with her hips and is currently quite overweight.  We have begun a medication regimen that is successfully managing her pain and enabling her to exercise and have fun.  She will require pain meds throughout her life, averaging about $200/month.

Now that her pain is under control, her mobility is quite good and her foster family are working on muscle building and getting her to a healthy weight. A family that is committed to working with Marley to build strength and shed her extra pounds will be the right match for her.

Her ideal home will have few or no stairs.

Her coat is fairly easy to maintain as Newfs go and she is not a heavy drooler.


Marley really enjoys the company of other dogs and plays nicely.  She is a spunky girl who loves to romp and play now that her pain is managed.  She seeks out the other dogs in her foster home for companionship and comfort and will be happiest in a home with a canine pal. A home where she would be the only dog will not be considered for her.

She has not been tested with cats in foster care but does show some interest in chasing squirrels when out walking, as many dogs do!


Marley is a social gal who loves to have people around her.  She can be anxious if left alone, although having a canine companion at her side seems to remedy this.  A home where her time home alone will be minimal is best. Long days spent alone would be stressful for her.

Due to Marley's life-long health needs, a reduced adoption donation will apply.


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.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lacey


Lacey
2018-016

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB January 28, 2016
Located in Barrie, ON
ok with large dogs, can not go to a home with small dogs
CAT-FREE home required
Fenced yard required
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.



All about Lacey


Lovely gal Lacey arrived in our care on November 17th and has settled into her foster home very well.


Lacey knows a few commands and her foster family are working on teaching her more of the basics. She is a bright girl who is eager to please and she is picking up new commands quickly.

Lacey is very much like a puppy still! Her house manners are ok, except for attempted counter cruising!   Her leash manners could use some spiffing up as well, her foster family are working on this and making great strides.   Adopters who are willing to put in some work around obedience training will be best for her.


She is an active girl who has fairly high energy and will be well suited to owners who are interested in getting out and being active with her, working her mind and body to meet her enthusiasm!  She's a spunky gal!


She is said to gets along well with other large dogs, happily living with another Newf before coming to our program, and is doing well with her foster brother.  A very well socialized large or giant breed dog who plays nicely would be a good fit as a playmate for Lacey.


Having said that, Lacey does have prey drive issues and is not reliable around small breed dogs or cats in her home.  Her surrendering family reported that she is fine walking by small breed dogs while out on leash though.  (Further assessment pending.)  After Lacey's owner passed away earlier this year, Lacey moved in with her owner's daughter.   Despite several months of work, Lacey could not be left with the resident small breed dog reliably.  Due to Lacey's prey drive homes with cats or small-breed dogs will not be considered.  She is also not a candidate for dog parks.

Lacey would be happiest in a home where she will not be left for long hours every day.  A few hours a day would be fine, but she is very people focused and will not be happy being left long days alone.

Further details about Lacey will be posted as we get to know her.

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.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Buford

Buford
2018-015

ADOPTED Nov 11/18

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB March 12, 2011
Located in Thornhill
Fenced yard required
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.

All about Buford

What a catch!  This handsome fella' is a new arrival in our program and is settling into his foster home nicely.  He came to us through no fault of his own when changes in his owner's life necessitated that he be rehomed.   Buford has been loved greatly throughout his life and it really shows.  He is a wonderful Newf who will make one lucky family so very happy.

Buford is well mannered, knows basic commands, gets along with everyone, and is a real gem!  He loves to have a job to do and would be a great match for someone looking for a Newf to do therapy work with.
Gentle with other dogs, Buford could happily join a family with another four-footed pal.

He is UTD on vaccines, neutered and appears to be in good health.

An adoption donation will apply.


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.