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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Thursday, October 27, 2022

Update on closure of Newf Friends

To our many friends and supporters

As you may have noticed, we have been closed to intakes since July, and we'd like to offer you a little more information. 

After 14 years of volunteering with Newf Friends, I made the decision to step down from my role as Director due to changes in my life that made it impossible for me to effectively run the rescue.  Even with an amazing team of dedicated volunteers who all worked tirelessly, the responsibilities involved in properly running a rescue became too much.  

Upon my resignation, the decision was made to close Newf Friends to intakes.  We were hoping to have some information available by now about the future of Newf rescue in south, central and eastern Ontario but at the moment we don't have any commitments made.  We have approached both of the regional clubs in our catchment area to see if they can fill the gap, as some regional clubs do in other provinces.  No decisions have been made, and we don't anticipate any concrete decisions for a while yet. 

Once those decisions are made, our Board will then work to dispense our remaining funds to the groups who will be taking over, to ensure that the funds go to help Newfs in need.  At the moment we continue to offer any needed financial support to other Newf rescue groups across Canada, as we have always done. 

Our website will remain active as a resource, and our Breeder Referral List will be kept up to date.  Our Facebook page will also continue to be used to share information and courtesy post Newfs in need.

Thank you to all of our many supporters, adopters, donors, and most of all, our amazing volunteers.  I know we all made a tremendous difference in the lives of so many Newfs, and we should be proud of the work we did and what we accomplished. 

I look forward to seeing you at future Newf events.  

Founder, Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue