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, June 3, 2020



I've been adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 11, 2012
Located in the Guelph, ON area
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 Caesar

This lovable boy arrived in our care on May 30th and has been a welcomed addition to his foster family.  He is a sweet, mild-mannered Newf who is gentle and affectionate.

Caesar gets along well with other dogs and has been a wonderful big brother to the Newf pup in his foster home.  He is gentle and plays calmly with his little buddy.

Friendly and social, Caesar loves to get loads of attention and loving.  He is a real gem!

Cesar's ideal home
Caesar could join a home with another mellow canine pal.

A home with few or no stairs is best for him.  An owner who enjoys getting out and walking will be the very best match for Caesar as he will need a lot of low impact exercises to drop his extra weight and continue to build muscle mass.

Health information
Caesar was on medical hold due to severe ear and skin infections but is now all healed up and feeling loads better. 
Tipping the scales at 185 lbs on intake, Caesar was extremely overweight.   A weight loss regimen has begun to help him get healthy and improve his mobility.  He's lost over 10 lbs and is doing better every day. His ability to use stairs, get into vehicles, etc was greatly compromised due to arthritis exacerbated by his obesity, but with exercise and weight loss we have seen tremendous improvement.  He will always require medication to manage inflammation and discomfort from his arthritis, but with continued weight loss, he should continue to improve. 

His bloodwork confirmed our suspicions that low thyroid may be contributing to his health issues, so we began thyroid medication.  Caesar is responding very well to treatment and his thyroid is now functioning properly.  He is feeling so much better!  His skin has cleared, he has lots of energy and is happy to get moving and go for walks to burn off those extra pounds.  He will remain on thyroid medication for the rest of his life.

He has a condition called dry eye, which requires daily eye drops to keep his eyes lubricated and comfortable.

Due to Caesar's ongoing medication needs our usual adoption donation has been waived.   Instead, we ask for a donation of the adopter's choice. 

Due to the pandemic, we are unable to place dogs into the US at the moment.  

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.