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, February 23, 2019



I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB - unknown.  Approximately 5-6 yrs old
Located in Port Perry
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 Elmo

Elmo arrived in our care on Feb 22/19 and has settled into his foster home quite nicely.  He is a goofy, friendly boy who loves getting loads of attention and love. Butt scratches are his fave!

He was picked up as a stray, unclaimed, so the shelter turned him over to our rescue for vetting and care.

On intake, Elmo was quite underweight and suffering from bad ear infections and worms which were making him feel really lousy.  He is now doing much better!  He still has more weight to gain but is heading in the right direction.

His bloodwork shows nothing concerning and he appears to be in overall decent health.  He has been vaccinated and is neutered.

At his foster home, he is showing nice house manners, and it appears he is bilingual following commands in both 
English and French.  What a smart boy!

He is housebroken, and well behaved, except for food stealing -- he is a pro at counter cruising!  Adopter beware, no food should be left within reach or it will vanish! LOL.
He is sharing his foster home with a feisty female Newf and that is going reasonably well.  He can be a bit pushy and in her face at times, so is being taught to have better doggie manners (he needs to learn that not everyone wants to play!) 
Elmo could join a home with another well-mannered canine pal who is laid back and easy going and doesn't mind other dogs being a bit pushy.  Or he could happily join a dog free home.

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.