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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Wednesday, July 3, 2019



I was adopted on January 5, 2020

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB  November 22, 2017
Located in the GTA
Could join home with mellow female dog
Children over 14 yrs
Fenced yard required
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All about Gander
Sweet fella' Gander is a young, goofy boy who is full of puppy energy and eager to learn.  He is a delight to be around and is ready to find himself a loving family to call his own.

Rolling around with his toy

He's friendly, loves attention, and to romp around and play.  He is a typical young male who is in need of training and socialization.  Having lived his life in a rural environment he needs to learn about life in a more urban area.  Gander will benefit from opportunities for obedience training and socialization to build his confidence.

Gander has been attending classes and in the hands of an experienced handler,  is proving to be an excellent student, quickly learning new commands and what is expected of him, and behaving very well around other dogs in this environment. Way to go Gander!  A family who will continue on with his obedience work and socialization will be best for him.

Smart and eager to please, Gander would do well with an owner who is interested in working their dog in obedience, water work, draft work, scent detection and more.  He is a real "thinker" and "problem solver", a very intelligent boy!

He is very people-focused and enjoys spending time with his family.  He can be somewhat anxious when separated from his family, so would be happiest in a home where someone is around much of the time so he is not spending long days alone.  Owners who are willing to continue working with Gander to increase his independence will be a good fit for him.

Gander previously lived with other dogs but had some resource guarding issues with one of them, and the decision was made to rehome him. This guarding was behaviour was limited to one dog, and was not noted with people.

He has enjoyed the company of a female playmate who would visit him at his foster home but is not reliable around males.  He is best suited to a home where he would be the only dog, or where he would have a mellow female companion.

He has been vaccinated and has now been neutered and is ready to be adopted.

Applications are now being accepted.

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.