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, March 4, 2019

Roxanne (Roxy)


ROXANNE (Roxy)
2019-005
Available for adoption

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB August 1, 2011
Located in Thornhill, ON
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 Roxy
Friendly and full of personality, adorable gal Roxy LOVES to be the centre of attention and be petted and adored.   She is clearly used to getting loads of love showered on her.

This sweet girl has known much love in her life, coming to us from an owner who adored her.  When her owner's health needs made it impossible to properly care for Roxy he made the difficult decision to turn her over to us to find her a home where she will get all of the love and care she needs.


Roxy has never lived with cats, although seemed totally uninterested in them when she stopped for an overnight stay at a volunteer's house during her transport.


She previously lived with a male dog and is currently sharing her foster home with another male Newf.  She can be nervous and unsure of how to act around new dogs.  She will likely be happiest in a home where she is the only dog.  She would be fine hanging out with other dogs for walks.


Roxy is a silly girl who loves to go for car rides -- the various volunteers who helped transport her quickly discovered that she thinks she should be allowed to ride shotgun!  Here she is trying to claim the front seat in 3 different cars!  Nice try Roxy!


Roxy is a large gal who is in need of some serious weight loss. We hope to have the pounds melt off quickly.  On intake, she was about 40-50 lbs overweight at 160 lbs--yikes!  Her bloodwork results show no issues, so we have begun a weight loss program and hope to have her feeling great soon.

Roxy has reasonable leash manners, which is good news since she needs lots of exercise!  She can be a little pushy at times--it's clear she is used to getting her own way.  She was a bit stressed with all of the changes in her life but is making great progress.  A calm, quiet household will work wonders for her.

She will benefit greatly from activities that will help boost her confidence and independence so that she is better able to cope with new situations. With an owner who sets reasonable boundaries and expectations, she will thrive. She just needs some extra work to help her blossom.

Roxy is a gentle girl, who is sweet and sensitive.  She is unsure around children and prefers to avoid them, so a home without young kids is best for her. A calm, quiet, relaxed home will be her best match.


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, February 23, 2019

Elmo


ELMO
2019-004
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB - unknown.  Approximately 5-6 yrs old
Located in Port Perry
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 Elmo

Elmo arrived in our care on Feb 22/19 and has settled into his foster home quite nicely.  He is a goofy, friendly boy who loves getting loads of attention and love. Butt scratches are his fave!

He was picked up as a stray, unclaimed, so the shelter turned him over to our rescue for vetting and care.



On intake Elmo was quite underweight and suffering from bad ear infections and worms which were making him feel really lousy.  He is now doing much better!  He still has more weight to gain but is heading in the right direction.


His bloodwork shows nothing concerning and he appears to be in overall decent health.  He has been vaccinated and is neutered.


At his foster home, he is showing nice house manners, and it appears he is bilingual following commands in both 
English and French.  What a smart boy!

He is housebroken, and well behaved, except for food stealing -- he is a pro at counter cruising!  Adopter beware, no food should be left within reach or it will vanish! LOL.
He is sharing his foster home with a feisty female Newf and that is going reasonably well.  He can be a bit pushy and in her face at times, so is being taught to have better doggie manners (he needs to learn that not everyone wants to play!) 

Elmo could join a home with another well-mannered canine pal who is laid back and easy going and doesn't mind other dogs being a bit pushy.  Or he could happily join a dog free home.


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, February 4, 2019

Raven


RAVEN
2019-003

I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB August 21, 2015
Located in Newtonville, ON
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 Raven


Raven arrived in our care on February 3 and is currently under assessment.  So far she is proving to be a happy, playful, friendly girl. She knows basic commands, is well mannered and calm in the house, and is a very sweet Newf.



She came to us through no fault of her own when her owners felt they were no longer able to meet her needs. A sweet and sensitive gal, she has lived her life in the country and will be happiest in a rural environment.


Raven gets along well with other dogs and is having a great time horsing around with the other dogs at her foster home.  She will be happiest joining a family where she will have another well mannered four-footed pal to play with.


Raven is spayed and her vaccines are up to date. We will run a blood panel shortly to ensure all is well. Updates to come 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.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Lucy


LUCY
2019-002

I WAS ADOPTED!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB September 25, 2012
Located in Welland, ON
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 Lucy


Lucy arrived in our care on February 3 and is currently under assessment.  She is a sweet and friendly gal who loves the company of people and getting loads of attention.

She came to us through no fault of her own when her owner's living arrangements changed. 

Lucy knows some basic commands and we are told she has nice house manners, except for occasional counter surfing!  We will report back on this as we get to know her!


She has never lived with other dogs or cats so we will be assessing her doggie social skills in the coming days.


Lucy is spayed and current on vaccines.  Lucy will need to drop a few pounds to reach a healthy weight, but with exercise and a healthy diet, we expect her to drop the pounds quickly.  We will be running bloodwork and doing a vet check to ensure that she is in good health.

Updates to come in the next few days.


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.