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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Saturday, July 11, 2015


October 21, 2015: 
With very heavy hearts we said a sad farewell today to our sanctuary care girl Molly.
This darling 1 year old newf arrived in our care in early July due to ongoing, undiagnosed health issues. Tests revealed that her kidneys were damaged beyond repair and that she would only survive a few months. She was placed into a loving foster home where she received palliative care for the last few months. During that time she enjoyed a wonderful life, having lots of opportunities to swim, go for long walks, play with other Newfs and she attended several fundraising events where she got loads of attention. A happy, playful girl who loved everyone she met, Molly's final months were filled with fun, friendship and most of all, the best foster mom she could ever ask for.
It is never easy for our volunteers when we lose one of the newfs in our foster program, and we are all saddened to say goodbye to this wonderful young pup. As foster families we always know that the dogs we open our hearts and homes to will one day leave us, but usually it is to join their new adoptive homes, and it is a happy time. Days like today though, when a young pup is lost to a congenital defect, are heartbreaking for our entire rescue team and especially devastating for the foster guardians. Our hearts go out to Molly's amazing foster mom who gave so much love to Molly these last few months, who worked so hard to give her the very best quality of life and provide her with so many happy experiences in her short time. Molly's foster mom held her in her final moments, giving her love and care right to the very end and we'd like to say thank you for all she did for sweet Molly--her life was so much better because of her.
Run free little Molly.

Update: July 15, 2015
Sadly, Molly's status has been updated to SANCTUARY CARE - She will not be available for adoption.

Molly's ultrasound and tests revealed that her kidneys are damaged beyond repair and are only functioning at 10%.   She is only expected to survive a few months.  This is heartbreaking news for everyone.

She will live out her remaining days in a loving foster home receiving palliative care. We will be giving her supportive treatment to help her kidneys function as best they can and to ensure that her remaining days are happy, love filled and that she enjoys an excellent quality of life in her remaining time.

Tests will be done for renal dysplasia and the result sent to the DNA databank to help other dogs in the future.

Donations to help offset the cost of Molly's diagnostics and upcoming surgery are greatly appreciated. 

As sweet as she is adorable, lovable gal Molly is a new arrival in our program and is making herself right at home in foster care.

Born May 29, 2014, Molly is a young Newf who is well mannered, quiet, affectionate and a pleasure to spend time with.  She gets along with everyone she meets, is great with children and has a lovely personality.

Molly gets along well with other dogs and would be happiest to find an adoptive home where she will have another well mannered dog to romp and play with.


Molly is on medical hold and will be available for adoption once her health needs have been taken care of.  She has cherry eye which we will be surgically correcting.  She has also been leaking urine and we are currently treating her for an infection and will be completing a full assessment of her health needs and forming a treatment plan in the coming days.  Her initial blood tests are showing signs of possible kidney issues, further tests are pending.  Details will be posted as we complete her vetting.

UPDATE: See notes above, Molly's status has changed to sanctuary care. We will not be treating her cherry eye and she will not be available for adoption.

Molly is being fostered in the Burlington, ON area.