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, December 31, 2016

Thanks for your support

Look at all of those beautiful faces--our 2016 happy endings! 

Thanks to the generosity of our donors and supporters we were able to help each of these dogs get the care they needed and find a loving forever family this year. Thanks for your support everyone!

A HUGE THANK YOU also goes out to the amazing veterinarians who are so supportive of our rescue efforts and help us provide top quality care to every dog in our program. This includes the teams at Apsley Veterinary ServicesClarkson Village Animal HospitalSouth Tower Animal HospitalAlmonte Veterinary ServicesKawartha Veterinary Emergency ClinicBurlington Veterinary Emergency and Referral HospitalBridle Trail Veterinary ClinicBlair Animal Hospital and Foster Park Pet Hospital to name a few.

And of course, a very special thank you goes out to our AMAZING team of foster families and volunteers who work tirelessly and always go above and beyond for all of the dogs in our program. It takes a team to run a rescue and we are so lucky to have such a phenomenal group of committed volunteers. Thank you all for your hard work, compassion and dedication.

From all of us at Newf Friends, Happy Newf Year everyone!

Saturday, December 10, 2016




Quick Adoption Overview

DOB May 1, 2016
Kids 12+, as Boomer is still working on his manners
A home with a playful dog preferred
Located in Port Perry, ON

All About Boomer

Meet the adorable 12 month old Boomer!  This young fella' is full of beans the way only an adolescent male Newf can be!  He is also very intelligent, responsive to direction, and a quick learner -- a diamond in the rough.  He's looking for a family who will put some time and attention into continuing on with his training to help him become a well mannered adult.

Boomer was surrendered when his owners felt that his training needs were beyond what they could manage.  He was playing roughly with their other pets, jumping up, counter surfing, barking, and generally being a total hooligan.  Oh Boomer!  It was pretty clear that Boomer needed some training, structure, socialization and manners, and that is exactly what he's been getting from his awesome foster parents. He's doing great!  Much better.  Way to go Booms!

Boomer thrives in a calm, structured environment where his exercise, socialization and training needs are met.   Once Boomer has his playtime outside (he needs a LOT of exercise), he is quiet and well behaved indoors.  He loves he relax near to his humans, or play with his toys.  He also loves playing with other playful dogs who are well mannered. 

Boomer enjoys a good game of fetch, loves working on obedience, and is eager to please. Atta boy Boomer!   He loves the water, so swimming opportunities would suit him very well.

Boomer walks well on a leash and is bright and quick to learn. He responds well to positive training techniques.  Working one-on-one with a handler, Boomer is focused and follows direction well.  This boy loves to work, enjoys attending classes, and with a competent handler at his side he excels.

He is full of love and kisses for his owners, and very polite and friendly meeting new people too.

Boomer is reliably house trained, as well as crate trained.

When meeting new dogs, or encountering dogs while out for a walk, Boomer needs to be reminded of his manners.  He tends to bark and get worked up. Once he is familiar with a dog he is playful and wants to romp and play.  His play style is rough and tumble, so Boomer would not be a great fit with senior dogs, or dogs that have no interest in playing.

Do you have enough toys yet, Boomer?  :)
Boomer would benefit greatly from joining a home with another well mannered dog. This dog would need to be playful and tolerant of a boisterous puppy, but calm and non-reactive to help Boomer with his social skills.

Can you spot Boomer?  What a good boy! 
His foster family have him enrolled in classes to work on his doggie social skills and manners.  He's doing very well!  An adoptive family that is willing to continue taking him to training classes will be the best fit for Boomer.  He is not suited to a first time dog owner.

Due to his training needs, and puppy energy, he is not suited to a home with young children, or frail individuals who may be injured by a boisterous pup.

Applications are now being accepted for Boomer.

Boomer is being fostered in Port Perry, ON; his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 will apply, plus a refundable $250 neuter-security deposit which will be reimbursed once he is neutered at the appropriate age (24 months of age for a giant breed male) as per our spay/neuter contract.

A big thanks to Jodie Etmanski Photography for Boomer's photos! 

Sunday, December 4, 2016


February 25 - Adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
Available for adoption
DOB May 9, 2016
Fostered in Toronto

working hard at aqua therapy

All about Shadow

What a catch!

Shadow is a well-mannered boy who gets along with everyone he meets. He is a typical playful pup who likes to go for walks, play with other four-footed pals, romp around and explore, and chase the occasional squirrel. Silly boy.

Well mannered in the house, Shadow knows his basic commands, and is an all around sweet pup.  Well tempered and friendly, this boy is a real gem.

He came to us when his loving owners were not able to meet his medical needs. Shadow suffered from osteochondritis dissecans in both of his shoulders.  We had arthroscopic surgery performed by a board certified orthopedic surgeon on January 6th and the procedure went very well.  Shadow has been working hard at his rehabilitation over the last few weeks and is making fabulous progress.  He's almost all healed up and ready to go.  Thanks to this surgery he will be able to enjoy and lead a long, happy pain free life.   Hooray!


Shadow is being fostered in Toronto.  His approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 will apply.

Fenced yard required.