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, December 12, 2020




I was adopted on February 21/21

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB November 13, 2014
Located in GTA
Fenced yard required

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All about Benson

This handsome 6-year-old Newf arrived in our care on December 10 and settled into his foster home nicely.  He is a sweet and friendly fella' who has so much love to give. A typical Newf, he is pretty sure everyone he meets needs a good dose of drool on them and he happily obliges. 

He came to us when changes in his owner's life made it difficult for Benson's needs to be met. He is well-mannered and will be a loving companion for the right family.

Benson's has a heart condition called Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib), a condition that can speed up his heart rate.   We've taken him to a cardiologist for a full workup to come up with an action plan.  At the moment his heart rate is normal and despite having this condition, his heart looks to be in good condition (size/shape).  The plan, for now, is to continue to monitor his heart rate, and if it starts to increase then he would be started on medication which he would then take for life. At this point, Benson does not require medication and his cardiologist does not expect him to have serious issues given how well he is doing.   

A follow-up cardio consult is scheduled for 6 months from now -- his adoptive family would need to be willing to continue with monitoring his health and taking him to cardio visits. 

Benson is a busy boy who likes to nose around and check out what is happening in his foster home.  He knows basic commands but is selective about following them sometimes! He will do best resting in a crate when not supervised to ensure that he doesn't get himself into trouble.  A home where he will not be left for long hours will be ideal for him--he loves the company of people.  
Benson's owner reported that he enjoyed playing with some dogs, but could also have some issues with other dogs.  Sometimes he postures and puts his chin on backs and other behaviours that many dogs will not tolerate.  His foster family have noted that he has done well meeting dogs while out and about, but have noticed a bit of prey drive so a home without cats is best.  He is likely best suited to a home where he will be the only dog or with an easy going companion. 

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.