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, Quebec and parts of Newf Brunswick, as well as neighbouring states like New York, Vermont, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Ohio.  We do not ship dogs, adopters are required to pick their dogs up in person. US adopters will need a valid passport to cross the border. 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.
 Please note, not all dogs in our program are listed here.   We often have Newfs in our program who are under assessment and have not yet been posted.  If you would like to be considered for dogs as they arrive in our program it is best to submit your adoption application so that you are on file and on our waiting list.

Wilbur - total love bug
Available for adoption
This darling 8 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.
Shoez - friendly, gentle giant
Available for adoption
Sweet fella' Shoez is friendly, social, loves everyone he meets and is waiting for a great family to call his own.
 Read more about this friendly and loving boy here.

KODI - a great companion
Available for adoption
This handsome 6 year old boy is looking for a loving home.  Maybe yours?  Read more about him 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.
 VERONA - sweet and affectionate
This sweet girl is on medical hold, but is available for a foster-to-adopt placement with the right family.  Learn more about Verona by clicking here.

 Buster - spunky and friendly
On medical hold but available for a foster-to-adopt placement
This sweet and spunky boy is looking for a very special family to call his own.  Learn more about him here.
Kira - sweet as pie
 Beautiful 4 year old Kira was in a high-kill shelter so we opened up a foster placement to save her.  Learn more about Kira here.
Annabelle - a great catch
This darling 5 year old girl is the whole package - great with cats, kids, dogs, everyone!  What a catch! Learn more about her here.
 Wilson - loves to cuddle
This sweet and affectionate 2 year old love bug is currently on medical hold recovering from bilateral TPLO surgery. Foster-to-adopt arrangements will be considered.  Click here to visit his bio to learn all about him.
Roly - true gentle giant
On medical hold
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.

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!