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.

 Hope (formerly known as Miss Chewy) 
Hope arrived on May 21/14 and is currently on medical hold in our care. To read more about her or to donate towards her care visit her bio.

Hey Newf lovers, I'm Willie, a lovable 6 year old boy who is searching for a great family to call my own.  I love swimming and the country life!  A home where I am the only pet would be perfect for me.  Read all about me here.

This 3 year old Newf-mix, daughter of Thelma,  is looking for a wonderful home.  She is a new arrival and currently under assessment in foster care. Read more about her here.
Beautiful 4 yr old raven is looking for a great family. Read about her here.
This sweet girl is a new arrival at Newf Friends.  She is currently on a medical hold, being treated for heart worm.  Read more here.
Read all about this gorgeous, gentle wonderful girl by clicking here!

Cuteness alert!  Marsha might be the cutest dog ever.  This 7 year old Saint Bernard is as sweet as she is adorable.  Read more about her by clicking here.

Gorgeous Landseer Gwen is looking for love!  Read her bio here.
5 year old Bowser  is a new arrival in our program, details coming soon!
1.5 yr old teddy just arrived, details coming soon!
This boy came to us in rough shape but after nearly 7 months in foster care receiving exceptional care and treatment from Dr Janice, Sammy has finally been cleared for adoption and will be joining his new family soon! Read more about him and how you can donate to help Sammy here.

This gentle boy is in need of new hips to help him live a pain free life.
Check on Tank's Happy Hips Fund!! 
Read more about Tank on his bio

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!