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.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

See us this Weekend!

Care to be inspired on Sunday?? Newf Friends will be at the All About Pets Show promoting our rescue, selling cool Newf stuff and showcasing 1 of our adoption success stories - Mimi, who's lost 40 lbs since being adopted. To see her 'after' look you have to come to the show & support Newf Rescue!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Adopter Update: Bella

Hello: Newf Friends

Just a short note on Bella. She has settled in very nicely. She loves walks and playing with other dogs in the neighborhood.

She could do with a little filling out. She's eating very well, so we'll give her some time. It's great to see her fit in so easily into our family; everyone just falls for her.

Shedding season

A fun email from Bear's adoptive family:

Oh the fun you can have when your Newf is shedding........
It is shedding season and we have found many ways to entertain ourselves.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Update April 15, 2011

If ever there was a time to step up and support Newf Rescue, it is now. With a large number of dogs in our care our resources are rapidly being depleted. Today with have 3 Newfs undergoing surgery and donations are needed to help us cover the costs.

Rocky Rock Star now known as Geordie is one of the three dogs having surgery today. Rocky is having his knee repaired for a full tear of his cruciate ligament. The orthopedic specialist who is doing the surgery says it is extremely rare to see such an injury in a young pup. He has advised us that Geordie's other knee is also problematic and that it is likely to blow also in the future. Geordie also has hips that are not great -- all of this is genetic and the result of careless breeding.
Lucky for Geordie, the family who was set to adopt him prior to the discovery of his cruciate injury are still committed to adopting him and are "fostering to adopt" him and are prepared to get him through the lengthy recovery period after this surgery. Details about this adorable pup can be found here

Beautiful Jade is also in surgery today, having TPLO done on her torn cruciate ligament. She will be recovering in a loving foster home before being available to join an adoptive family.
Jade is a total love bug, gets along with everyone and is cute as a button.
Details about Jade can be read here.

Also having surgery today is Mackenzie. This sweet girl had previously had cherry eye surgery but after a month it failed and the cherry eye popped back out. This was something we had anticipated given how extensive the damage was to her eye after her previous owners had left the condition untreated for so many years. Her cherry eye popped back out the day before she was to be adopted. Poor Macaroni! We are having the eye repaired again and have our fingers and paws crossed that the surgery is successful.

Handsome boy Ace is finally feeling better and is just about ready to join an adoptive family. His health issues are under control and he is doing well in foster care. Is he the Newf you have been dreaming of? Learn more about this sweet boy here

Lovely Penelope is still looking for her forever family. She is making tons of progress in her foster home and is blossoming into a wonderful girl. Your perfect family is out there Penelope, and we'll find them!
Read her bio here

Handsome boy Larry is recovering from neuter surgery and is under assessment in foster care. He is a friendly fella who is looking for a special family to call his own.
This sweet boy's bio can be found here

has found herself a wonderful home! We are so happy for you Molly!

Maggie has also found a wonderful home! Way to go sweet girl!

Harley has also been adopted by a great family. Way to go sweet boy!

New arrival Yogi is currently under assessment. He has been moved into care with a behaviourist and is doing very well.
Read all about him here

Mark your calendars!

The Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada's National Specialty is only a few weeks away, and Newf Friends will be there!

Join us May 27-29, 2011

Our parent group HART has dogs of all shapes and sizes available for adoption. If you know of any loving families who are looking to adopt a dog, please direct them to HART!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Upcoming Events!

Mark your calendars!

The Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada's National Specialty is only a few weeks away, and Newf Friends will be there!

Join us
May 27-29, 2011
in Gananoque, Ontario

Newf Friends will be setting up a booth selling awesome merchandise to raise much needed funds to keep our rescue running. This is a perfect opportunity for you to see hundreds of Newfs all in one location! You can watch Newfs doing conformation, obedience and draft work, meet new friends, catch up with old ones, and pick up some great Newf themed items from the Newf Friends booth to help dogs in need.

Details about the Specialty can be found on the NDCC Website including directions and details of the weekend's itinerary.

We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Molly Found her Forever Home

Lucky gal Molly was adopted by a wonderful family in Toronto. We expect nothing but glowing updates and fun-filled pictures from her new parents. When Molly entered our rescue program she was filthy and had gum stuck in her ears and coat (read our guidelines for kids and dogs living together safely). A huge thanks goes to Molly's foster family who cleaned her up and showered her with love for the 2 months that Molly enriched their lives.