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, June 4, 2017



September 23/17:  Miya has been adopted!  She has been reunited with her brother Chevy and the pair have been adopted by the same family!

Donations towards Miya's $3500 emergency vet fees are appreciated.  Click here to donate

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB September 22, 2008 - 9 years old
Located in Thornhill, ON
Fenced yard required
Adult only home
Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, please read the dog's entire bio and review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.

All about Miya
This adorable love bug is sweet as can be, friendly and social.  She has nice house manners and enjoys the comforts of home.  She loves to be petted and adored, knows some basic commands, and is a mellow, gentle companion.

Miya gets along with well mannered large dogs and is currently living with a male lab in her foster home.   We are told she prefers the company of males, and we have not tested her with any females.  She does not seem to enjoy the company of small dogs, particularity those who are yappy or in her face.  She'd probably be thrilled to be an only dog, or join a family with a mellow older male who won't pester her.

This cutie is best suited to an adult only home.  She does not enjoy spending time with children and prefers a calm, quiet household.  She'd be a great match for a mature owner who wants a quiet companion.

Miya, along with her brother Chevy, arrived in our care after the death of their owner.

Miya is undergoing treatment for Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP) and responding very well to her medication.  Her follow-up bloodwork shows that she is doing great and we have now lifted her medical hold.  

She will stay on steroids for several months, with routine bloodwork done regularly to ensure that her platelet count remains stable as she is slowly weaned off the medication. 
She is spayed and current on vaccines.  Maya has an old knee injury that has been left untreated and can no longer be repaired, so pain meds and joint supplements, along with some weight loss and muscle building, will go a long way for Miya.  A home without a lot of stairs will be best for her.

Miya is available for adoption to the right family -- once adopted Newf Friends will continue to cover the cost of her bloodwork until she has been weaned off her ITP meds or is stabilized at a low maintenance dose.

Our usual adoption donation will be waived.

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.