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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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Yukon

 


Yukon

2022-004

Yukon is currently being treated for some health issues and is undergoing training to help him become adoptable.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 17, 2021
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 Yukon
This sweet one-year-old fella is full of puppy energy and looking for a family who has the time and energy to give him the active, happy, loving home he needs. He just arrived in foster care and we will be assessing him over the coming days to determine his needs.

His foster parents report that he is a very sweet boy, a real love. 

Yukon has completed obedience training and knows his basic commands.   Like many young male Newfs, he sometimes forgets his manners and can become quite boisterous.  An owner who has good handling skills, and the time to commit to further training will be best for him.   He needs some work on general arousal control when he is excited, and following instructions even when he'd rather not! A calm handler who can use a Nothing in Life is Free training strategy will be successful with this sweet young boy. 

Yukon gets along with other dogs and could join a home with a well-mannered four-footed pal. 

Health-wise, Yukon has some allergy issues resulting in itchy feet and hot spots.  We are working to address this. He is also being treated for a nasty UTI which will hopefully be resolved soon.

More details to come as we get to know him. 

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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.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Solomon

 

Solomon

2022-003

ADOPTION PENDING!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB - 9 years old
Located in Toronto, ON
Ok with well-mannered dogs
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 Solomon

What a love this boy is!  Solomon is a mellow, well-mannered Newf who just arrived in our care.  His foster family report that he has excellent house manners, knows his commands, is quiet and polite, an absolute delight!

He came to us through no fault of his own when his owners could no longer meet his needs. 

His bloodwork shows no issues and he appears to be in good health. We have updated his vaccines, taken him to the groomer, and he is all spiffed up and ready to roll.  He has some arthritis as senior Newfs often do, but he gets around well and has no issues getting in or out of vehicles, etc.


His previous owners said that he sometimes will get hot spots (seasonally, perhaps some mild environmental allergies?), especially after swimming, so attention to grooming and proper drying is essential.  We've had him groomed and found one small hot spot which is being treated, otherwise, all is well.  

We are told he gets along fine with well-mannered dogs and have tested him with another Newf so far and he was wonderful meeting her.  He could join a home with another mellow dog.




Monday, January 10, 2022

Bruce

BRUCE

2022-002

Bruce has been adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview

DOB July 23, 2020
Located in Belleville, ON
Bruce is a Newfoundland/Bernese Mountain Dog mix
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 Bruce

This sweet boy is looking for his perfect forever home.  Bruce is a happy, affectionate, playful pup who knows his basic commands and has nice house manners. 

If you're looking for an active, loyal companion, Bruce might be the boy for you.  Walks and playdates at the dog park, swimming and chasing toys, cuddling and hanging out, Bruce loves to be with his family and to have a great time.  

A typical young male, Bruce has lots of energy to burn and is looking for a family that has the time to meet his exercise and training needs.  Like many young giant breed dogs, he can be a bit boisterous at times and may jump up on people, so further training and socialization will be key to helping him mature into a calm and polite adult.


He is currently still living with his surrendering family until a foster space opens up (or an adoptive home is found).  We are told he lives with a rabbit that hops around the apartment, so he could join a home with a cat or other small pet. 

He loves going to the dog park and has many four-footed pals.  He especially loves smaller dogs!  Having said that, he is currently sharing his apartment with an intact male and the two of them have issues guarding resources like toys and food.  We would recommend that Bruce lives either as the only dog in his adoptive home, or he joins a home with a well-mannered female dog and an owner that is prepared to set Bruce up for success.  



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.