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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Thursday, October 2, 2014


February 5/15: Wally was adopted!

Meet Wally, an adorable pup who is ready to find his forever family.

Born approximately April 20/14 Wally is a young, growing pup who has a fabulous personality and is sweet as can be.  He's a real gem!  He was picked up as a stray and we are not sure what type of mix he is.  He definitely has Newf features, and is possibly mixed with a lab, hence the shorter coat. Whatever mix he is, he's adorable!

He is gentle, has excellent house manners, follows direction well, knows basic commands and is an absolute delight.  His leash manners are a work in progress, but he's getting there.  Wally loves children and could join a home with dog savvy kids over the age of 6 who are respectful of dogs and are willing to help him learn to sit calmly when meeting children.  

Wally gets along well with other animals and could happily join a family with other four footed companions, although a lot of rough play is not appropriate for him as he is growing.  As with all giant breed puppies, a home where he will not be required to climb a lot of stairs will be best for him as he develops.

Wally had some orthopedic issues which we have corrected.  Wally's hips appear to be in good shape.  His shoulders were problematic and his elbows had some issues so we had arthroscopic surgery performed on October 30 and the orthopedic specialist feels that the surgery went very well and that Wally's issues will be completely resolved.  Wally is healed and ready to be adopted.

Because he is only a pup and still growing steps that are taken now will greatly impact his long term mobility--hopefully we can make a difference for this sweet boy.  In consultation with veterinarians we started Wally on a specific diet, with supplements to aid his development, a careful and purposeful exercise regimen to help him as he grows.  All of this, combined with surgery should put Wally on the road to good health and a long, pain-free life!

Wally, on the left. loves to snuggle with his foster sister

Wally's ideal family will have the time to work with him to do specific exercises to help strengthen his muscles and support his joints as he grows.   Supplements and a healthy diet  will play a key role in his long term health.  His adoptive family will need to have the resources to provide this level of care throughout his life. 

Wally is being fostered in eastern Ontario.  His approved family will be required to pick him up in person. Wally is a Newf mix, an adoption donation of $400 applies.

 To be considered for adopting a Newf from Newf Friends please complete the adoption application found here and email it back to us.