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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Wednesday, May 3, 2017


UPDATE:  Sarah has joined her future adoptive family on a foster-to-adopt placement pending recovery from her surgeries.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB  August 15, 2016
Located in Mississaugua, ON

On medical hold pending elbow surgery - donations towards Sarah's care are greatly appreciated

Fenced yard required
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All about Sarah
This cutie is currently on medical hold awaiting surgery.

Xrays show that she has bilateral elbow dysplasia and that arthroscopic surgery of both elbows is required for Fragmented Coronoid Process (FCP). On top of this we will also be doing an Ulnar Ostectomy (UO) as her left leg/paw is angled out and needs to be corrected.  Given her young age, Sarah's prognosis following recovery from surgery is excellent.

The hope is that her surgeon can fix both elbows and do the UO at the same time, but he won't know for sure until he scopes her right elbow during the surgery. Worst case she will have 2 surgeries with the first correcting the left elbow and doing the UO on the left leg. The second surgery would be done 6-8 weeks later on the right elbow - her right leg/foot are growing normally. Total recovery time regardless of number of surgeries is 4 months.

Donations towards the cost of Sarah's care are greatly appreciated.  Please visit our Donation Page for details on how to make your tax deductible donation.

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.