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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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Sunday, November 16, 2014



Nov 30: I was adopted!

They don't get much cuter than this!

Gorgeous gal Nellie is a sweet and spunky girl who is looking for a fabulous family to call her own.

Born around Sept 9/14 this not so little darling is ready to find a loving home where she will get all of the training, attention and love she deserves.  We are told that she is a Newf/Great Dane cross -- her mom was a Newf and her dad a Dane.  Looking at the size of her feet, she is going to be a very big girl.  At 10 weeks of age she was already over 30 lbs.

Nellie is a very confident puppy who will be best matched to an equally confident owner who has giant breed experience and excellent dog handling skills.  Nellie is not a suitable puppy for first time dog owners given her larger than life personality and her expected giant size.  Owners who have the time and desire to work with Nellie to properly socialize and train her are what she needs.

Nellie is crate trained and her foster family are working on teaching her basic commands.    She is a mouthy puppy and her confidence means that she can be a pushy girl so she is not suited to a home with children under 12 years of age living there or visiting regularly. She is a bright pup who is eager to please and is an absolute delight.  With proper training, socialization and lots of hard work she will mature into a wonderful companion.

She loves to romp and play with other dogs and would be happiest in a home where she will have the company of another well socialized and well trained dog.  Preference will be given to homes with another well mannered large or giant breed dog.

Nellie is an active girl and will need LOTS of opportunities for age appropriate exercise to keep her out of trouble.  As with all giant breed puppies, exercise should be tailored to her needs as a growing puppy -- no overdoing it!

Nellie has been dewormed and received her first shots.  Given her young age she has not yet been spayed.  She will be placed on a strictly enforced non-breeding contract with a mandatory spay contract in place.  A partial refund ($100) of her adoption donation will be issued once her spay is completed, which should not be done until her growth plates close.

Nellie is being fostered in the Bancroft, ON area and her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.  Preference is given to homes within a 5 hour drive -- this includes parts of Ontario and Quebec.  Please note, unlike with adult rescues, we do not place young puppies into the US due to vaccine requirements at the border.

An adoption donation of $700 applies - see note above regarding the partial refund after her spay.

To be considered for adopting Nellie please complete the adoption application found here and email it back to us.  Homes without a securely fenced play yard will not be considered.