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, November 26, 2018


I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB Oct 6, 2014
Good with other dogs -- looking for a home where she will have a four-legged companion

Located in Thornhill
Fenced yard required
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 Marley
Sweet gal Marley arrived on November 26 and is doing well in her foster home.  We don't know much about her past other than that she was surrendered to the SPCA before being placed with us for care.   What we do know is that she is a sweet girl who LOVES attention and just wants a family to call her own.

She has come a long way since arriving in foster care.  Her foster family have made great progress teaching her the basics and working on housebreaking.  A home where she will get loads of opportunities for training and confidence boosting is the best fit for Marley.

She has great potential and is eager to please. A sensitive girl, she needs a soft hand and gentle encouragement to help her blossom.  Her temperament is so sweet and she just wants to be loved.

Marley has issues with her hips and is currently quite overweight.  We have begun a medication regimen that is successfully managing her pain and enabling her to exercise and have fun.  She will require pain meds throughout her life, averaging about $200/month.

Now that her pain is under control, her mobility is quite good and her foster family are working on muscle building and getting her to a healthy weight. A family that is committed to working with Marley to build strength and shed her extra pounds will be the right match for her.

Her ideal home will have few or no stairs.

Her coat is fairly easy to maintain as Newfs go and she is not a heavy drooler.

Marley really enjoys the company of other dogs and plays nicely.  She is a spunky girl who loves to romp and play now that her pain is managed.  She seeks out the other dogs in her foster home for companionship and comfort and will be happiest in a home with a canine pal. A home where she would be the only dog will not be considered for her.

She has not been tested with cats in foster care but does show some interest in chasing squirrels when out walking, as many dogs do!

Marley is a social gal who loves to have people around her.  She can be anxious if left alone, although having a canine companion at her side seems to remedy this.  A home where her time home alone will be minimal is best. Long days spent alone would be stressful for her.

Due to Marley's life-long health needs, a reduced adoption donation will apply.

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.