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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Monday, December 8, 2014



January 17/15:   I was adopted!!!!

Handsome, friendly, and sweet as can be, this gorgeous landseer is going to make one lucky family very happy!

Buster lived as a farm dog for the first few years of his life, then when his owner passed away Buster went to stay at his breeder's kennel to wait for a new family.  Since Buster had received no training, was not housebroken and knew no commands, many months went by and the right family for Buster never came along.
Upon hearing about Buster we contacted his breeder and offered to bring Buster into our foster program to give him the training that he needs to become adoptable.  His breeder agreed that this was in Buster's best interest, and is supporting us in Buster's care.

Buster arrived in our care on Dec 7 and has been fabulous at his foster home.  He is learning all about housebreaking and has not had any accidents in the house while his family have been home.  He is currently crated when he is left alone, and he settles in quickly and naps.  Buster is looking for a home where his owners have the time to commit to finishing his training.

His house manners are great, other than a little counter surfing (how can he be expected to resist all of those goodies right at eye level?)  Buster is learning his basic commands and is so eager to please that he is picking things up very quickly.  His leash manners are a work in progress, but coming along. 

Buster is a friendly, easy going boy who gets along with everyone he meets.  He loves attention and thoroughly enjoys getting petted, groomed, and loved.  He is so gentle, mellow and eager to please that he would make a great candidate for therapy work once his training is complete.  Well mannered around children, Buster could join a family with kids who are respectful of animals.

He became fast friends with the female Great Dane in his foster home and has been wonderful meeting a variety of dogs.  He is fabulous with the cat in his foster home and simply adores him! A home where he has another well mannered playmate would be great for him. 

Buster was born on February 4, 2009 so is 5 years old and is large for a Newf, measuring about 36 inches at his shoulder and weighing just over 170 lbs.  He has now been brought up to date with his vaccines and neutered.  His blood work was fine, he is HW negative. He is recovering from his surgery and being treated for an ear infection and will be ready to join an adoptive family once his ear is all cleared up.

If you would like to be considered for adopting Buster, or any other Newf in our program, please complete our adoption application and return it to us by email.

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