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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Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for general information about our program and our adoption policies and procedures.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020



Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 11, 2012
Located in the Guelph, ON area
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 Caesar

This lovable boy arrived in our care on May 30th and is settling into his foster home nicely.  He is a sweet, mild-mannered Newf who is gentle and affectionate.

Caesar is on medical hold pending completion of treatment for a severe ear and skin infection. 
Tipping the scales at 185 lbs on intake, Caesar was extremely overweight and a weight loss regimen has begun to help him get healthy and improve his mobility.  At the moment his ability to use stairs, get into vehicles, etc is greatly compromised due to arthritis exacerbated by his obesity, but with exercise and weight loss we hope to see improvement.

His bloodwork confirmed our suspicions that low thyroid may be contributing to his health issues, so we have now begun thyroid medication.  As of the end of June, Caesar is responding very well to treatment and is feeling so much better already!  His skin is clearing, he has lots of energy and is happy to get moving and go for walks to burn off those extra pounds.


Caesar gets along well with other animals and could join a home with another mellow canine pal.

A home with few or no stairs is best for him.  An owner who enjoys getting out and walking will be the very best match for Caesar as he will need a lot of low impact exercises to drop his extra weight!

Follow our site for updates as we help get Caesar healthy and feeling good again.

Due to the pandemic, we are unable to place dogs into the US at the moment.  We are also not able to complete home visits to approve new adopters, so adoption preference will be given to previously approved adopters and prior adopters at this time. 

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.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Covid 19

Hello fellow Newf lovers

During these difficult and unpredictable times, we have many challenges to face. We are taking every measure necessary to ensure that we can continue to help Newfoundland Dogs in need in our province while keeping all of our volunteers safe.

To facilitate this we are taking the following steps.

1. NewfStock 2020 which was planned for September of this year has been cancelled.

We realize this will come as a huge disappointment to many of our supporters, but we are unable to hold planning sessions to organize the event. Further, with the unpredictability of how our province will be functioning come September, potential travel restrictions, and the devastating financial impact many of our volunteers and supporters are experiencing as a result of job interruption, we feel this is the best option.

If you have booked a room, please call the hotel to cancel. UPDATE: The hotel has said no need to call, they are automatically cancelling all bookings for the event. If you want to stay during that time anyway. just call them and ask them not to cancel

We will reschedule NewfStock for 2022. (The Newf Club of Canada will be holding its Speciality in Ontario in 2021 and we do not run NewfStock on years the Speciality is held in this province.)

2. Intake procedures
For the safety of our volunteers and surrendering families, our intake procedures will be adjusted. We will be assessing each situation on a case-by-case basis to assess quarantine status, risk, etc. and ensure the safety of all involved.

We ask that surrendering families transport their dog directly to one of our approved vet clinics at a pre-arranged time and hand the dog over there for vet assessment. One of our volunteers will pick the dog up from the vet clinic and will take the dog for a full bath upon intake.

All paperwork will be completed online, and hard copies left at the vet clinic by the surrendering family.

3. Adoptions
Adoption preference will be given to pre-approved adopters/previous adopters as we will not be able to conduct home visits at this time.

As this crisis is constantly evolving we will provide further updates as needed.

We are hoping that all of our volunteers, adopters, and supporters stay safe as we all weather this storm together.

Be well.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

NewfStock 2020

Registration and hotel bookings now open for NEWFSTOCK 2020! 

Visit http://newfstock.ca/ for details!