A network of volunteers working together to help Newfoundland Dogs in need in Ontario, Canada

Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue is a foster home based rescue group operating in Ontario, Canada. We place dogs into carefully screened homes in Ontario and parts of neighbouring States, within a days drive. If you are outside of our area visit the Newf Rescue listings for Canada or the Newf Club of America Rescue Listing to find a rescue near you.


We are located in Ontario, Canada and preference is given to applicants who live within a days drive of our foster homes.  This typically includes most parts of Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario, and parts of neighbouring states and provinces.  We do not ship dogs, adopters are required to pick their dogs up in person. Please see our FAQ page for links to other rescue groups across North America to find a contact for your area.

The First Step to Adopting
If you see a dog that you would like to adopt, the first step is to download, complete and return our Adoption Application (get the application from the Forms section). Once we receive and review your application, we will contact you if you would be a suitable match for one of our current dogs. Please be patient; we are a volunteer run group and it may take us a while to contact potential adopters. Please visit our FAQ page if you have questions about our adoption process.

Already Have an Application with Us on File?
If you have previously submitted an application and are currently on our waiting list, and you see a dog listed here that is of interest to you, please send us an email letting us know that you would like to be considered for that dog. 

Consider Fostering to Help Newfs in Need
We can only help as many dogs as we have foster homes and foster homes are desperately needed! If you think you'd like to foster a Newf in need please complete the Foster Home Application (get the application from the Forms section) and return it to us. 
Not sure if you can handle fostering? Read this article to learn one volunteer's viewpoint: How do Fosters Do It?

NOTE:  This list is updated daily.  Unless otherwise noted in their bio, all of the dogs listed are available for adoption.
Wilbur - total love bug
Available for adoption
This darling 7 year old boy loves people and is looking for a great family to call his own.  Such a sweet boy!
Details can be found here.
Sox - social butterfly
Available for adoption
This friendly and playful 6 year old girl loves everyone she meets. Such a social butterfly!  Great with other dogs too, Sox is a real catch.  Read her bio here.
Shoez - super friendly
Available for adoption
Lovable 5 year old Shoez is searching for a great family to smother him with hugs and kisses and give him all of the loving he deserves.  Learn more about this friendly boy by reading his bio found here.

 Zoe - looking for love
Available for adoption
Friendly, affectionate,  and sweet as pie, lovely gal Zoe is ready to find her perfect family.  Read more about her here.
Details coming soon
Details coming soon

 Roly - true gentle giant
ON MEDICAL HOLD pending treatment of an infection
Sweet 6 year old Roly is gentle, friendly and well mannered.  A wonderful companion for a family looking for a mellow friend. Read more here.

In Sanctuary Care
Adorable 1 year old Molly's status has now been changed to "sanctuary care".  She will live out her remaining days in a loving foster home receiving palliative care for her kidney failure.  Read more about her by clicking here. Donations to help cover her care are appreciated.
Love-bug Angus is in a foster-to-adopt placement. He requires surgery to correct bilateral entropion, which we will do when he is old enough to neuter so that he does not have to undergo two surgeries.  His adoption will be finalized once we have corrected the issues with his eyes.  See more info about him here.

If you are looking for a Newfoundland Dog puppy please refer to our national list of NDCC breeders to see who has pups available.

Visit our Happy Endings Page to read about all of the Newfs who have found great new homes through Newf Friends!