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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 Mississauga, ON
Fenced yard required
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All about Roxy
Friendly and full of personality, adorable gal Roxy is a new arrival in our program and is getting herself settled at her foster home.  This gal LOVES to be the center 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 so we are slowly working to assess her dogie social skills.  Our initial assessment is that she is nervous and unsure of how to act around other 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. Further assessment pending.

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 -- boot camp starts now!  We hope to have the pounds melt off quickly.  She is currently about 40-50 lbs overweight at 160 lbs.  Her bloodwork results show no issues, so we are beginning a weight loss program now.

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 is 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.

More info will be posted about Roxy 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.