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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Friday, July 29, 2011



September 6, 2011: Luke was adopted! Congrats!

Luke entered our care on July 28, 2011 as an owner surrender. He has proven to be a sweet, gentle boy, nice to all people and dogs that he's encountered.

Luke is a very quiet, loving and calm boy. He loves attention and will gently nudge your hand or put his big head under it when he wants pets. He will sometimes softly woof when he feels you should be petting him, it's endearing. Luke is excellent with everybody he meets; people, dogs, cats, children... you name it. He could quite easily fit into a multi-pet household or one with children.

Luke loves people and follows his foster Mom and Dad around the house and yard. He can usually be found laying at their feet or at night beside their bed. He is a typical velcro Newf, preferring to always stick close to family. Calm in the house, Luke spends his day laying about (preferably on the couch!), cuddling his people and enjoying the air conditioned comfort of the house. It's too hot outside for a Newf!

Right now, Luke is not an overly active dog. This is probably due to his age, the heat of summer but also because he is a tad overweight, needing to lose 10-15 lbs. He has been put on a high quality, grain-free diet to help him shed some pounds and we will slowly introduce him to regular exercise. His new family will want to continue increasing his fitness level, perhaps saving the hard core walking for the Fall, when it's cooler.

Luke also knows basic obedience and takes direction well. He has nice leash manners and good recall. He loves the car and will eagerly hop in for rides. He is great for grooming sessions and lays calmly while being brushed (good thing!). At first he would squirm a bit or try and nibble his foster Mom's hand but with mild correction, he settled. He does not typically need to be told sometime twice; he's a very good boy!

All in all, Luke is a lovely dog and we simply can't find a single fault with him. He is quiet, calm and nice to everyone he meets; a true gentle giant. He will make a fantastic addition to a very lucky family.

Luke is 4 years old, neutered and will be brought up to date with his vaccines. He is being treated for ear infections but they should be cleared up by the time of his adoption. His coat needs extensive grooming and we will be working on getting out his full undercoat and matting over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for his 'after' pictures!

An adoption donation of $500 applies. To be considered for Luke please complete and submit an adoption application, found on the Contact Us page.

Luke is being fostered in the Brantford Ontario area and his adoptive family is required to pick him up in person. Sorry, no exceptions.