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.

Contact Us & Forms

Have a Question?

First check our FAQs page for answers to common questions. If you don't find what you're looking for, please email us at the address listed below.

You can email Newf Friends at newf.friends@gmail.com

Mailing Address: PO Box 1139 Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0

Because we are volunteer run and foster home based, we don't have a physical location or a dedicated phone line.  We do not publicly list the private phone numbers of our volunteers.  If you need to speak to a volunteer please email us and someone will contact you.

Surrendering Your Newf
If you are not sure about giving up your Newf, talk to one of our volunteers. We may be able to give you suggestions or advice that make it possible to keep your Newf. You can reach us by email at newf.friends@gmail.com

If you decide to give up your Newf we will do our best to find it an excellent forever home - our applicants are screened thoroughly and we currently have several applications on file of families waiting for the right Newf to come along. You can reach us by email if you have questions or download & complete the Relinquish Form which gives us the information we need to help us select the right foster home.
download Word file or PDF file

Please note, we are a rescue for purebred Newfoundland Dogs.  On occasion we may accept Newf mixes if they are very Newf-like in temperament and appearance, if foster space allows.

Adopting a dog 
Before completing our application please review our adoption policies on our FAQ page.
To be considered for adopting a dog from Newf Friends please complete our Adoption Application and email it back to us.  The application is available in 4 formats :
word file
ODT file
PDF file  you may need to click "enable editing" in your reader program to complete this format
Text Version to copy and paste into an email if you're having difficulty with the other formats. Just paste it into an email and you will be able to type in all of your answers.
* We prefer that applications be completed online, NOT handwritten, there is not enough room on the application to hand-write answers, and written responses are often extremely difficult to read.

At Newf Friends, the dogs in our care are our top priority.  Everything we do is in their best interest to ensure their safety, their health and their happiness.  We work very hard to have a clear understanding of the unique needs of each dog in our program and to match them to a carefully screened family that is the right fit for them -- we want our adoptions to be a success for both the dog and their new family.  We have very stringent screening protocols and strict policies in place to ensure that the needs of every dog in our program are met.   We have successfully placed hundreds of Newfs with wonderful, loving families.  Thanks to our very careful placement strategies we have a placement success rate of 98%.

Volunteering and Fostering
We are always in need for volunteers and foster homes - visit our volunteer page to learn more.
To be considered for joining the Newf Friends team please complete our volunteer and/or foster application.