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, April 17, 2017




Donations towards Yogi's care are greatly appreciated though.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB June 9, 2008
Kid friendly
Fine with cats
Fine with well mannered dogs
Fenced yard required
Located in Bancroft

All about Yogi

Yogi is an affectionate and friendly fella' who loves to be cuddled and petted and is looking for a great family to call his own.  He is well mannered, wants to be friends with everyone and is an all around lovable boy.

His previous owners are relocating overseas and after much careful thought and consideration, made the decision to turn Yogi over to us to rehome rather than putting him through the stress of a huge move across the globe.  It was a hard decision for them, but they put Yogi's best interest first, as the move would have been too much for him.
Yogi is in a foster home with one other dog and gets along just fine with her.  There are also cats which he is respectful of, and he is even reasonably good with the free range chickens.  What a good boy!

He is an avid swimmer who loves to spend the day in the lake at his foster home.  All of the swimming will be great for Yogi, who tipped the scales well over 200 lbs lbs on arrival and is in need of some serious weight loss.  What better exercise for a Newf than swimming in a lake every day.

Health wise, Yogi is not in very good shape at the moment, but we hope to have him feeling better soon.  On arrival he was extremely obese, needing to dropping about 50 - 60 lbs. 

Guess who couldn't wait to hit the lake!
 Yogi has a minor issue with his wrist that causes some lameness, so he takes anti-inflammatory/pain medication.  He also has arthritis and a general lack of muscle mass on his back end.   His excess weight is certainly not helping him at all and is impacting his ability to enjoy his life to the fullest.

The good news is, as his weight has started to drop he is already moving better and able to do things he couldn't do just a few weeks ago.  His stamina has improved, he is able to rise better and is eager to get moving.  Yogi is very motivated to get active, this boy wants to feel better and enjoy life!  He still has much progress to make, but he's on his way.   His physiotherapist has recommended stretching exercises to help ease his discomfort as we work towards his weight loss goals.

Outdoor physio session by the lake
From day one he was eager to head out for a walk and explore the property at his foster home, and each day he does a little more.   With a healthy diet, and slow, steady exercise the pounds are dropping off.

Yogi has some skin issues that are clearing up nicely.  The main issue seems to have been his very dense undercoat that had not been brushed out properly and resulted in his skin not being able to breath.  After much work grooming Yogi, his matted coat has been removed and his skin is recovering wonderfully.

Yogi out for a walk on day 1 at his Doggie Boot Camp!

Yogi's ideal family will be one where he will get loads of love and care, have opportunities for safe exercise to help him drop weight (his weight loss could take 9 - 12 months to achieve) and help him get healthy so that he can enjoy his senior years.  It is essential that he continue working towards his weight loss goals.

Heading to the school bus to meet the kids
To be considered for adopting a dog through Newf Friends please submit a completed application, which can be found on the CONTACT US/FORMS page. Before completing an application or emailing us with questions, please review our FAQ page.  As outlined on our FAQ page, applicants who do not meet our adoption requirements (ie. no fenced play area, living in an apartment building, having young children, etc.) will not be considered -- please do not email us asking us to make an exception.