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.


Get Involved

We are always looking for volunteers to join our team.  The benefits of volunteering are many--from helping dogs in need, to learning new skills and meeting great new friends.

The area shaded in pink is our catchment area for volunteers--click the image to view in full size
Some of the HART/Newf Friends Board Members
Volunteers play many roles within our rescue, including helping with transport, answering emails and phone calls, fundraising, bookkeeping, product design, social media management, photography, home visits, and more; there's something for everyone to do.  Whether you're interested in casually helping out at fundraisers, or would like to jump in and help with the day-to-day operation of the program, there are many ways to get involved.  If you would like to lend a hand please complete our volunteer application to be considered for joining our rescue team.
  • Volunteer Application (non-foster; foster application is found below)
    download Word File  or PDF File
Volunteers at an event


Foster homes are the backbone of our rescue--without foster space we would be unable to help all of the many wonderful Newfs who find themselves in need of temporary housing while their forever home is being found.

We cover all costs associated with fostering including vet care, medication/supplements, quality food, and more.  We will provide you with the equipment you need like crates, bowls, leashes, towels, toys, and we even offer training seminars for our foster families.  Our trained screening coordinators will do all of the legwork to find a great forever family for your foster dog.  As a foster family,  you become part of our team and we are available to help you out along the way. 

What is involved in fostering?  As a foster, you will open your home and your heart to a dog in need while they wait for their forever family to come along.  They will live with you and your family and join in on your regular daily activities--just like your own pets.   You will take them to their vet appointments, keep them exercised and groomed, and shower them with lots of love, training and kindness.

If you think you would be interested in providing a foster home for a Newf in need please download and complete our Foster Application and return it to us.  
Please note: for the safety of the dogs in our care, we do require that all foster families have a securely fenced yard.

Some of our foster dads!
Read what one of our foster volunteers wrote about being a foster parent.

Visit this site for a wonderful article called the Truth about Fostering.

Volunteers at an event