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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Sunday, July 27, 2014



Sept 13, 2014: I was adopted!

Isn't Dulcie pretty? 

This sweet girl is looking for a fabulous family to call her own.  She is well mannered, gets along with everyone she meets and will make a great companion for the right family.

Born February 16, 2007, this gorgeous Landseer is 7 years young and sweet as can be.  She arrived on July 27th and is just getting settled in her foster home. 

We will be vaccinating her and having her spayed shortly. More details to follow!

Saturday, July 26, 2014



Update:  Dec 12/14:  With heavy hearts we say farewell to Savannah.   Last night she went into cardiac arrest and could not be saved.  Thank you to her amazing foster mom who went above and beyond to provide exceptional care for Savannah over the last few months. Savannah knew much love in her last few months, and her days were filled with kindness and care,  and for that we are forever grateful.
A very special home is needed for this very special girl.  Do you have room in your heart for this loving and friendly special needs Newf?

Gorgeous gal Savannah arrived on July 25 and is doing well in foster care.  She previously lived as a kennel dog and she has adjusted very well to life as an in-home companion, soaking up all of the attention she can get.  She has lovely house manners and is great company for someone looking for a quiet, easy going girl.

Savannah was born August 24/05 so is  9 years old.  She is a friendly an playful girl who loves to carry toys around!  How cute!  She has a twinkle in her eyes and the friendliest woo-woo we've heard!


Savannah gets along with well mannered dogs in small doses and has spent time with many dogs in foster care.  However, she prefers to be the only dog in her home and she is not suited to sharing a home with another dog. A family where she will be the center of attention is best for her.


Health wise, sweet Savannah has some issues that her adoptive family need to be aware of.  Other than some regular checks to monitor her condition and some meds to keep her comfortable there is not a lot involved in managing her health.

On Nov 1/14  she underwent emergency surgery to remove her eye due to sudden onset glaucoma.  The pathology report showed that the glaucoma was a result of Goniodysgenesis which means that the fluid in her eye was unable to drain properly. Unfortunately this condition will eventually affect her right eye and there is nothing we can do to prevent it. The estimate is anywhere from a few months to 2 years so paws are crossed that she is on the longer side. At last check the eye pressure in her right eye was low-normal which is really good.  She will require simple pressure checks every few months to monitor her right eye.  Savannah has adjusted to the loss of her eye quickly, and we think she's still as pretty as ever!  Wouldn't you agree?

Savannah has mild subaortic stenosis but appears to be compensating well with it. No cardiac meds have been recommended by our cardiologist, which is good news.

Her kidney levels are off a bit and she is not concentrating urine well.  An ultrasound of her kidneys showed no issues.  We are working on adjusting diet to see if that makes a difference. Results will be known mid December.  We expect that this can be managed by diet.

She has bilateral elbow dysplasia and her hocks are a bit wobbly.  She can get around well but is best suited to a home without a lot of stairs.  A couple steps are fine. She takes gabapentin and tramadol daily to ensure she is comfortable.  We are not using an nsaid due to her kidney values.

She has not yet been spayed but will be very soon and will be ready to join an adoptive home once that is complete.  She should be ready to go around Christmas time.

 Do you think you can offer Savannah a  loving home where her health issues will be monitored and she can live out her golden years as a companion by your side?  Since she is a senior and has some health issues our adoption donation has been waived -- we ask instead for a donation of your choice.  Because of Savannah's need for a very special adopter, we will consider homes a bit further than our usual 5 hour limit.

 Savannah is being fostered in Mississauga, ON area, her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.  To be considered for adopting Savannah, or any other Newf from Newf Friends please complete the adoption application found here and email it back to us. 

Monday, July 21, 2014



August 5, 2014: Teddy was adopted!

Meet Teddy, a totally adorable young goofball who is looking for a great family to call his own.

Teddy is a friendly and social boy who loves to have fun and goof around.  A typical young male he is active, loves to splash around in the water, and romp around the yard. He also likes to play, dig, stand in and dunk his whole snout into water dishes/buckets. This means he makes a huge mess, whether he's inside or outside. Potential adopters should be ok with having puddles and trails of water around his water dish! Keep drool rags handy!!

Teddy could use some work on his commands and manners, but is eager to please and with adequate exercise and some basic training he will mature into a wonderful boy. He especially needs work with his leash skills (he pulls like a Mack truck!) but with some training and consistency we're sure this guy will be walking like a dream in no time.  He is a bit boisterous and clumsy so is not suited to a family with very young children. 

In the house he is quite calm and loves to lay around on the vents, hogging all the cool air, which means his fur flies around all over the place. Ha ha!! We are working on grooming him out to remove his full undercoat and matting around his back end, ruff and ears. Stay tuned for "after" pictures!

Relaxing... in a puddle!

He gets along wonderfully with other dogs, whether big or small, and could happily join a family with well mannered dogs. We don't know how he is with cats. Check him out in the video below with some of his buddies at his foster home. What a gentle boy he is!

Born on December 25, 2012 he is just a pup at 1.5 yrs.  He is a large boy (137 lbs) who appears to be in good health. His vaccines are UTD and he has been neutered.

Teddy is being fostered in the Guelph area, his approved family will be required to pick him up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.



AUGUST 30/14 : I was adopted!

Friendly and affectionate, this sweet boy is going to make one lucky family very happy!  Bowser is well mannered, gets along with everyone he meets and is a total love bug.  Such a good boy!

Bowser arrived in our care on July 17 after his family had changes in their life that made it difficult to provide the care that he needed.  He grew up in a household with children and could happily join a family where he had some well mannered kids to spend time with.

Bowser gets along well with other dogs and is also good with cats.  He would be fine joining a family with other pets.
He knows some basic commands, has good house manners, and is an easy going boy.

He was born on July 9/09 so is 5 years old but seems so much younger.  We are currently treating him for skin and ear infections, and once he is healed he will be neutered and then ready to join a new family, likely by the middle of August.

Bowser is being fostered in the Oshawa area, and his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person. An adoption donation of $500 applies.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


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