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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Sunday, September 13, 2015



October 26/15:  I was adopted!

Handsome boy Triton arrived in our care on September 12 and is doing very well in his foster home.  He is a young fella who has much to learn and is making great progress thanks to the hard work of his foster family.  At 29 months of age he is an active, goofy, comical, young male who is in need of some structure in his life to help him mature into a well mannered adult. 

Triton is well suited to an active family where he will have a lot of opportunities to exercise his body and his mind.   He knows some basic commands and his foster family will be working to improve his reliability with respect to following them.  His leash manners are a work in progress.  Triton will benefit greatly from an experienced handler who can teach him the basics that he has not yet learned.  Obedience classes would be great for him!

A typical young, boisterous boy who needs some manners, Triton can sometimes become over stimulated and play-mouth and jump up when excited.  He means no harm, but he's a big boy and could easily knock down children. For this reason he is best suited to a home where there are no young kids.

Only 29 months old, this sweet boy has been bounced around a lot in his short life and is ready to find a wonderful, loving, forever family.   Triton came to us when his most recent owners were unable to resolve some issues involving him marking in the house.  This behaviour has not been exhibited in his foster home and his house-training has been great.  Triton is crated when left alone in the home.  Appropriate exercise, routine, structure and supervision are exactly what he needs.

Understandably after being bounced around to several homes and not receiving many opportunities for training or socialization, Triton can be a little shy meeting new people.  His foster family have observed that he is particularly shy around young men.  This is being worked on in his foster home and he is making great progress.  He is very fond of women, and those people who he is familiar with are greeted with great enthusiasm (a little too much so at times!)

New situations and places are stressful for him, but with a confident handler at his side he relaxes easily.  Further opportunities to get and explore the world and meet new people will make a big difference for him. Triton really just needs someone in his life who will take some time to take him out to explore, and teach him how to be a happy, well mannered Newf.

Triton has been friendly and respectful with the female dog at his foster home, and has been curious but appropriate with the cat.  He previously lived in a home with some small breed dogs and could happily join a family with another respectful four footed pal.  He has now been tested with large breed males and he did very well, responded to direction and was easy to call off during high arousal play.  Good boy Triton!

Triton appears to be in good health and has now been neutered.


He is being fostered in the Ottawa, ON area and his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.   We will consider homes within a 1 day drive of his foster location -- this includes parts of ON, QC, NB, NY, NJ, ME, PA, CT and more.
An adoption donation of $500 will apply.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Woof Walk 2015 - Join us!

Join us at our Woof Walk & Fun Day
Saturday, September 26/15

Our 6th annual Woof Walk and fun day is almost here! It's a great day to connect with Newf Friends and HART volunteers, fellow adopters and dog lovers.  Bring your dogs, your kids, your friends, your family - everyone welcome!  All breeds of dogs are welcome, please be sure your dog is on leash.

The walk will take place with participants collecting pledges to support the great work HART and Newf Friends does. After the walk there will be a fun day with a BBQ and other dog fun on a private 10 acre fenced property. We hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015
Registration: 11:00 AM
Walk Begins: 12:00 PM
Location: 10 minutes outside of Fergus. Location to be sent to registrants - register below.
Cost: Free for participants with a minimum of $10 in pledges

- Relaxing walk in the country
- Games and Contests
- BBQ and baked goods
- Microchips for $25 (what a deal!)
- Professional Pet Photos
- Meet Adoptable Dogs
- Forest romps in a secure, fenced environment
- General dog fun!

Collect Pledges!
1) Online via CanadaHelps.Org. Create your own fundraising page to collect pledges online. Super easy!  Search for HIGHLAND ANIMAL RELIEF TEAM, then from the drop down menu select the Newf Friends Fund to allocate your pledges to Newf Friends

2) Download and print a pledge form to pass around to all your friends, coworkers and family.