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.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Playstation 4

Brand spanking new Playstation 4 gaming console, a hot item this Christmas for sure. Sold out in stores!

Bidding starts at $350

The proceeds of this item will go towards Newf Friend's parent rescue organization HART Highland Animal Relief Team for their All-Breed foster program!

Generously donated by Leeanne Gilmour.

Teddy James by Cindy Williams

Teddy James by Cindy Williams, Pipeline Newfoundlands

A late new addition to our auction, this gorgeous original painting by Cindy Williams would make a great addition to any Newf fancier's collection.

12 x 16
Acrylic on Canvas

Thank you Cindy for your continued support of Newf Friends!

Opening bid is $100

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Listing of Auction Items

All of the items have been donated to us by our generous supporters.  Thank you!
100% of the funds raised through this auction go to Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue to help Newfs in need.
Please bid generously! Auction rules posted below.

Items available - Please click the link below each item to view the detailed listing with description and additional photos.

 Teddy James by Cindy Williams
Original Acrylic on Canvas painting.  Click here for listing.

Stained Glass
Stunning 3 ft tall stained glass Newf.  Click here to read more.

Gentle Giants by Bruce Weber
A must have for any Newf lover's collection!  Click here for the listing.

Handmade Christmas Tree Skirt 
Gorgeous handmade Christmas Tree skirt.  Click here for listing.
Handmade Oh Canada Quilt 
Handmade rag quilt.  Click here to view listing.

Latch Hook Wall Hanging
Unique Latch Hook Newf Head wall hanging.  Click here for listing.

The Explorers by Anne Mainman 
Unframed Print.  Click here to view listing.

Paws for Thought by Anne Mainman
Unframed Print. Click here for listing.

Pair of Maple Leaf Tickets
January 30th Leaf Tickets!  Click here for listing.

Kick Sled
Just in time for winter!  Click here for the listing.

PlayStation 4
Brand new, in the box. Click here for the listing.

 Christmas Stockings
Several Handmade Stockings available. Click here to see the listing.


The auction is being held on our Facebook page which can be found here
  1. To bid on an item, simply enter your bid into the comment box for the photo of the item on the item's Facebook listing.
  2. The starting bid for each item will be posted in the description.
  3. Please bid in increments of $10.00 or more, unless otherwise stated.
  4. Winners for each item will be the highest bid as of  Monday, December 9, 2013  at 8:00 PM (EST). One of the administrators will indicate winning bidders in the comment sections for the items.
  5. Preferred method of payment is via e-mail transfer or PayPal to orders@newfstock.ca
  6. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the purchaser and will be added onto the cost of the item.
  7. Bidders who do not have a Facebook account can email their bid to newf.friends@gmail.com  no later than Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EST).   Please include your name, full mailing address and phone number.
    Please indicate your highest bid.  An agent will bid in $10 increments on your behalf 
    until the email bidder is successful or their highest bid is passed by another bidder.  The agent bidding for an email bidder WILL NOT go over their highest bid and will try to obtain the lot for less if possible.
  8. All bids are per lot as described. The right is reserved to withdraw any lot prior to the sale.  Newf Friends has the right to reject any bid. In the event of any dispute our decision shall be final.
  9. In the event a winning bid is withdrawn after the auction closes, the next highest bid will become the successful bidder, at the discretion of Newf Friends.
  10. Claims for errors in description must be made within 7 days after receipt. Any returns are at the buyer's expense.
  11. Any item for which the reserve bid is not met will be removed from the auction and auctioned at a later time.
  12. All proceeds of the online auction will go towards the care of Newfs in our program.
  13. The placement of a bid shall constitute acceptance of these terms of sale.

Kick Sled

Winter is here, what better time to get a kick sled!

Generously donated by Marina Fitzpatrick (River's mom!) she says, "River wants to donate a kicksled to help Tank!"  All proceeds from the sale of the kick sled will go to Tank's Happy Hips Fund!

6 ft 4 long, 3 ft tall, 2 ft wide
20 lbs
CrosSled Brand

Bidding starts at $75

Shipping of this item will be difficult, pick-up is preferred. It is currently located in Bancroft, ON but could be sent along on one of our transports to Belleville area, Peterborough, or Ottawa or Toronto. 

Book: Gentle Giants - Bruce Weber

Gentle Giants A book of Newfoundlands  by Bruce Weber
A must have for any serious collector of Newfoundland Dog memorabilia, this stunning book features the photography of world renowned photographer Bruce Weber.

Bulfinch Press, 1994, First Edition.  Very rare.
In like-new condition, this large book (10 x 12.5 inches) contains 141 black and white and color images, covered in illustrated hardcover boards.  
These books have sold in excess of $1000. 
 Bidding starts at $450
Generously donated by Trinda Lee via Marlis Bartscher.  Thank you ladies!  All proceeds from the sale of this book go to Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue.

Pair of Leaf Tickets

A fabulous Christmas Gift for the hockey fan!  A pair of tickets to the Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers game at the Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON
Thursday, January 30, 2014
7 pm
Sec 322, Row 4, Seats 1 and 2

Bidding starts at $100 for the pair

Generously donated by Marina Fitzpatrick, mom to River!  Here's what she had to say,
"River would like to donate a pair of Leaf tickets, Jan 30th game, to help raise funds for her buddy Tank. Riv is fully enjoying life thanks to the fund raising Newf Friends did to replace both of her knees in 2011. She desperately wants Tank to have the same pain-free, wonderful second chance at a happy life. These tickets would make an awesome Christmas present and go a long way to saving a life. All oriceed from the sale of these tickets will go to Newf Friends "Tank's Happy Hips Fund".  

Latch Hook Wall Hanging

What a great gift idea for the Newf lover on your Christmas list!

This latch hook wall hanging measures approximately 3ft x 3ft and comes with a hanging pole.

Starting bid is $60
Bid in $10 increments

This item was generously donated by Donna Hounsell, Moonfleet Newfoundlands.  Thank you for your ongoing support Donna!

Newf Tree Skirt

This beautiful Newfoundland Dog themed Christmas tree skirt will be the envy of Newf owners everywhere. It is truly a one-of-a-kind item!

Designed and handcrafted by Marina Fitzpatrick (mother of wonder-dog River) it features several unique scenes, including numerous 3-dimensional elements. Measuring 102" x 52", it is sure to add charm and magnificence to any tree.

Starting bid is $100.

View of underside
Close up of underside pattern
A mini string of lights

Tree with wee little candy canes & a star

Paws for Thought

Paws for Thought by Anne Mainman
12x14  print

What a gorgeous print! A must have for all Newf lovers!

Kindly donated by Pat Johnson, By the Creek Newfoundland Dogs.  Thanks Pat!

Bidding starts at $40

Oh Canada Quilt

This gorgeous handmade rag quilt will make a unique gift for that special someone on you holiday list! 

The Oh Canada quilt measures 52" x 80" and features 3 layers of quality flannel.  
There is a checkerboard pattern on the non-ragged side, with a diagonal black pattern on the ragged side.
Generously donated by Donna Hounsell from Moonfleet Newfoundlands who spent 20+ hours making this quilt.  Thank you Donna!

Bidding starts at $150


The Explorers

The Explorers by Anne Mainman
25 x 19 Print

A stunning print that would make a great addition to any Newf lovers collection.

Kindly donated by Pat Johnson, By the Creek Newfoundland Dogs.  Thanks Pat!

Bidding starts at $40

Stained Glass

Click image to view in larger size

Newfoundland Dog Stained glass

Magnificent.  Simply magnificent.  Photos do not do this piece justice, it is absolutely stunning.

This gorgeous piece of art is quite large and  measures  30 inches by 36 inches and is a one of a kind piece that would be sure to please any Newf enthusiast.

Due to it's size, weight and the risk of breakage, this piece will not be shipped and must be picked up by the successful bidder in person.  This piece is currently located in Bancroft, ON although we could safely move it on one of our rescue transports to Belleville, Peterborough, Ottawa or Toronto to be picked up.  (If we are unable to find a buyer who is able to pick-up, we will bring it to NewfStock to be auctioned off there.)

Opening bid $500

Designed and made by Lorilei Stained Glass and generously donated to us by Sally Phillips and Betsy Brainerd.  Thank you both so much.


Christmas Stockings

These beautifully sewn, high quality Christmas stockings will brighten up your mantle and also your Newf's Christmas morning (provided you fill it with goodies!). There are 10 unique stockings to choose from, each measures approximately 19" x 8". Some feature jingle bells, some pompoms and some even have cute little ear flaps. Something for every Newf lover on your list!

Bidding starts at $20 each.

Stocking A
Light green w/black Newf head, white & green pom poms
Stocking B
Blue w/black Newf body, white pom poms
Stocking C
Beige w/black Newf head, white pom poms
Stocking D
Light green w/black Newf body, green pom poms
Stocking E
Dark green w/ Landseer body, jingle bells
Stocking F
Light green w/Landseer head, white & red pom poms
Stocking G
Beige w/black Newf head, red pom poms
Stocking H
Dark green w/black Newf head, red pom poms
Stocking I
Blue w/black Newf head, white pom poms
Stocking J
Light green w/Landseer body, jingle bells