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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, November 7, 2014

Charlotte (aka Charlie)

 Charlotte (aka Charlie) 
Nov 15: I was adopted!

Sweet, friendly, gentle and playful -- Charlie is the whole package!  This adorable girl is going to make one lucky family very happy!  She's a well mannered girl who follows direction well and is affectionate and people focused.

Having a GREAT time racing along the snow covered trails at her foster home

Charlie arrived in our program on Nov 7 after her owners made the heartbreaking decision to surrender her. With several very young children in their family, Charlie's needs were always coming last.  Her owners decided to turn her over to us to find her a home where she will get the time, care and attention she deserves.

Charlie was born on Dec 2, 2009 so will be turning 5 years old this year.  Other than being underweight and in need of building muscle, she is in overall good health.  She has received regular vet care and good nutrition throughout her life.  She has been spayed and is up to date on all vaccines.

She comes from a reputable breeder who we have been in touch with.  Discussing Charlie's options and looking at what would be in her best interest, it was evident that we would be able to find an excellent home for Charlie very quickly.   At our request she is staying in our care with her breeder's support.  Her adopters will be put in touch with Charlie's breeder who will be available to them for advice throughout Charlie's life.

Charlie gets along well with other dogs and could happily join a family where she would have a four footed playmate.  She shares toys well, has nice manners meeting new dogs, is able to eat side by side with other dogs without any issue.  She is also friendly with cats.

She is very happy outdoors enjoying nature with her foster family and certainly loves romping along the snow covered trails at her foster home!  Her previous family had a cottage and she enjoyed visiting there and apparently is an avid swimmer.

Charlie lived with young children and could join a family with older children who are well mannered around animals.  She enjoys playing with older children very much but can be rather enthusiastic while playing!  She found the activity of a home with very young children/toddlers to be a bit much and would often retreat to the quiet of her backyard to get away from the activity.  For this reason, we are not considering homes with children under 10 years of age.

A happy, healthy girl!

Charlie has nice house manners and follows commands well. She is responding well to basic commands but definitely needs work on her leash manners.  She is VERY food motivated and a quick learner.  She'd be a great candidate for obedience work, draft work, water rescue and more.

She is a sensitive girl who lacks confidence in new situations and is hesitant in surroundings that are unfamiliar.  It took a few days in foster care for her to pick up the routine and get comfortable, but she is now making herself right at home.  A confident owner who will take time to build her confidence will benefit her greatly.  The more opportunities she has to visit new places, the easier it will be for her.

She is very people focused and eagerly accepts attention from everyone she meets -- she has perfected the classic newfy-lean!  She loves to be near people and enjoys hanging out at her foster mom's side.

Charlie on intake -- in need of some grooming.
Applications are being accepted now and we are reviewing our waiting list to look at the possible matches for this wonderful girl.  Charlie is being fostered in Bancroft, ON and her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 applies.