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.

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



Resources, Articles & Links

Facebook

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Identifying Backyard Breeders 
If you are thinking of purchasing a Newf pup from a breeder please read this article!  Identifying BYB

Diet

  • What should I feed my Newf? Read our article Nutrition and your Newf for a better understanding of the unique nutritional needs of Newfoundland Dogs. All dogs in foster care through Newf Friends are put on a diet of Orijen 6 Fish or Acana Pacifica-- a Canadian made, grain free, fish based diet. 
Health
  • Do I need Pet Insurance? Are you prepared to cover up to $5000 in emergency vet care for your pet? If not, you may want to consider taking out pet insurance. 
  • What is Bloat or GDV and how can I prevent it?
  • Chronic skin issues - learn about the steps we take to treat skin problems.
  • Learn all about Fleas and how these nasty little creepy crawlies can KILL your pet!
  • Learn about the impact of Obesity on your pet's health.
  • Blastomycosis, what is it and how can I protect my Newf from getting it?
  • Do you have a female dog that hasn't been spayed?  Read our article about the deadly condition Pyometra so that you know the warning signs to watch for.

Breeders
Working Dog Activities
Training
  • Nothing in Life is Free (NILIF) - this approach to interacting with your dog is one of the most useful techniques for managing many common training issues.  Give it a try!
Care and Maintenance
  • How to Groom your Newf from nose to tail. A handy, printable, illustrated guide.
  • Have a look at these must know Grooming Safety Tips before you drop your pet off at the groomer. 
What can you do to help?

Newfoundland Dog Clubs

The Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada - the national breed club

The Newfoundland Club of America - the national breed club south of the border

The Central Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

The South Eastern Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

Newf Rescue Canada - an online resource for Newfoundland Dog rescue groups, owners, and potential owners listing reputable regional Newf rescue groups across Canada.

Thank You to our rescue-friendly vets!

The generous support of a handful of area veterinarians makes it possible for HART/Newf Friends to meet the needs of all dogs that come into our care.  We'd like to thank the following veterinarians for their support of our rescue efforts, and for the exceptional care they give all of the dogs and cats that come through HART/Newf Friends.

Dr. Kim Facey
Apsley Veterinary Services
9779 Highway 28  Apsley, ON  K0L 1A0
705-656-2838

Dr. Daniel Mudrick
Clarkson Village Animal Hospital

1659 Lakeshore Road West Mississauga, ON L5J 1J4
905-855-2100
www.clarksonvillagevet.com

Dr. Oren Levstein
South Tower Animal Hospital
701 Tower Street South Fergus, ON N1M 2R2
519-787-8550
Dr. Janice Selinger
Bridle Trail Veterinary Clinic
33 The Bridle Trail Markham, ON L3R 4E7
905- 477-1190

Dr. Rasa Levstein
Graham Animal Hospital

98A Trafalgar Rd N Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0 
519-855-6439
http://www.grahamanimalhospital.ca/

West Brant Animal Hospital
693 Colborne Street Weat Brantford, ON N3T 5L5
(519) 756-9998
http://www.wbah.ca/
  Dr. Stephanie Cote
Almonte Veterinary Services
10 Industrial Dr RR 4 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
613-256-6246

www.almontevet.com

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic 
1840 Lansdowne St. W. Unit 1B Peterborough, ON K9K 2M9
(705) 741-5832
http://kvec.ca/

Dr. Michael Faessen
Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Small Animal Surgeon

Dr. Jocelyn Wellington
Animal Dermatology Services

1109 Sarnia Road London, ON N6H 5J9
519-432-0001


Dr. Carolyn Lariviere
Walden Animal Hospital
11 White Road Lively, Ontairo P3Y 1C3
PH :(705)692-4446
FAX:(705)692-0900
Walden Animal Hospital Website


Valley Veterinary Clinic
339 Townline Rd E Carleton Place, ON K7C 3S2
(613) 257-3202
www.ValleyVet.ca

Kingsdale Animal Hospital
2848 King Street East Kitchener, ON N2A 1A1
519-896-0532
www.kingsdale.com

Prescott Animal Hospital 
2725 Edward St. N. Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
P: 613-925-5909
F: 613-925-5900
Prescott Animal Hospital Website

Blair Animal Hospital
849 Shefford Road Gloucester, ON K1j 8Hp
P: 613-746-2442
F: 613-746-2006 
http://blairvet.ca/

Foster Park Pet Hospital
21 Dundas Street East Belleville, ON 
613-969-2273, fax 613-969-7074
www.fosterparkpethospital.com