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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Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for general information about our program and our adoption policies and procedures.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Covid 19

Hello fellow Newf lovers

During these difficult and unpredictable times, we have many challenges to face. We are taking every measure necessary to ensure that we can continue to help Newfoundland Dogs in need in our province while keeping all of our volunteers safe.

To facilitate this we are taking the following steps.

1. NewfStock 2020 which was planned for September of this year has been cancelled.

We realize this will come as a huge disappointment to many of our supporters, but we are unable to hold planning sessions to organize the event. Further, with the unpredictability of how our province will be functioning come September, potential travel restrictions, and the devastating financial impact many of our volunteers and supporters are experiencing as a result of job interruption, we feel this is the best option.

If you have booked a room, please call the hotel to cancel. UPDATE: The hotel has said no need to call, they are automatically cancelling all bookings for the event. If you want to stay during that time anyway. just call them and ask them not to cancel

We will reschedule NewfStock for 2022. (The Newf Club of Canada will be holding its Speciality in Ontario in 2021 and we do not run NewfStock on years the Speciality is held in this province.)

2. Intake procedures
For the safety of our volunteers and surrendering families, our intake procedures will be adjusted. We will be assessing each situation on a case-by-case basis to assess quarantine status, risk, etc. and ensure the safety of all involved.

We ask that surrendering families transport their dog directly to one of our approved vet clinics at a pre-arranged time and hand the dog over there for vet assessment. One of our volunteers will pick the dog up from the vet clinic and will take the dog for a full bath upon intake.

All paperwork will be completed online, and hard copies left at the vet clinic by the surrendering family.

3. Adoptions
Adoption preference will be given to pre-approved adopters/previous adopters as we will not be able to conduct home visits at this time.

As this crisis is constantly evolving we will provide further updates as needed.

We are hoping that all of our volunteers, adopters, and supporters stay safe as we all weather this storm together.

Be well.