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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Instagram https://www.instagram.com/newffriends/
Twitter @NewfFriends

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

Resources, Articles & Links


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Identifying Backyard Breeders 
If you are thinking of purchasing a Newf pup from a breeder please read this article!  Identifying BYB


  • What should I feed my Newf? Read our article Nutrition and your Newf for a better understanding of the unique nutritional needs of Newfoundland Dogs. All dogs in foster care through Newf Friends are put on a diet of Orijen 6 Fish or Acana Pacifica-- a Canadian made, grain free, fish based diet.
    UPDATE: fall 2019:  Due to the FDA warnings about a possible correlation between certain dog foods and DCM we are temporarily switching our foster dogs' diet to First Mate Fish and Oatmeal
  • Do I need Pet Insurance? Are you prepared to cover up to $5000 in emergency vet care for your pet? If not, you may want to consider taking out pet insurance. 
  • What is Bloat or GDV and how can I prevent it?
  • Chronic skin issues - learn about the steps we take to treat skin problems.
    Skin and coat seminar notes from NewfStock 2018
  • Learn all about Fleas and how these nasty little creepy crawlies can KILL your pet!
  • Learn about the impact of Obesity on your pet's health.
  • Blastomycosis, what is it and how can I protect my Newf from getting it?
  • Do you have a female dog that hasn't been spayed?  Read our article about the deadly condition Pyometra so that you know the warning signs to watch for.
  • How to build and maintain muscle to keep your Newf healthy.  Conditioning Seminar notes from Newfstock 2018

Working Dog Activities
Care and Maintenance
  • How to Groom your Newf from nose to tail. A handy, printable, illustrated guide.
  • Have a look at these must know Grooming Safety Tips before you drop your pet off at the groomer. 
What can you do to help?

Newfoundland Dog Clubs

The Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada - the national breed club

The Newfoundland Club of America - the national breed club south of the border

The Central Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

The South Eastern Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada

Newf Rescue Canada - an online resource for Newfoundland Dog rescue groups, owners, and potential owners listing reputable regional Newf rescue groups across Canada.

Thank You to our rescue-friendly vets!

The generous support of a handful of area veterinarians makes it possible for HART/Newf Friends to meet the needs of all dogs that come into our care.  We'd like to thank the following veterinarians for their support of our rescue efforts, and for the exceptional care they give all of the dogs and cats that come through HART/Newf Friends.

Dr. Kim Facey and Team
Apsley Veterinary Services
9779 Highway 28  Apsley, ON  K0L 1A0

Clarkson Village Animal Hospital

1659 Lakeshore Road West Mississauga, ON L5J 1J4

Dr. Oren Levstein
South Tower Animal Hospital
701 Tower Street South Fergus, ON N1M 2R2
Bridle Trail Veterinary Clinic
33 The Bridle Trail Markham, ON L3R 4E7
905- 477-1190

Campus Estates Animal Hospital 
1460 Gordon Street South Guelph, ON N1L 1C8
Phone: 519-837-1212 


North Town Veterinary Hospital
496 Main St. N  BramptonOntario L6V 1P9 
905.451.2000 https://www.northtownvethospital.com/

Dr. Rasa Levstein
Graham Animal Hospital

98A Trafalgar Rd N Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0 

404 Veterinary Emergency + Referral Hospital
510 Harry Walker Parkway South Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 0B3 

West Brant Animal Hospital
693 Colborne Street Weat Brantford, ON N3T 5L5
(519) 756-9998

Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic 

1840 Lansdowne St. W. Unit 1B Peterborough, ON K9K 2M9
(705) 741-5832

Dr. Michael Faessen
Soft Tissue and Orthopaedic Small Animal Surgeon

Dr. Jocelyn Wellington
Animal Dermatology Services

1109 Sarnia Road London, ON N6H 5J9

Lanark Veterinary Clinic
88 Cornelia Street W.
Smiths Falls, Ontario, K7A 4W7
Phone: 613-284-0880


Almonte Veterinary Services
10 Industrial Dr RR 4 Almonte, ON K0A 1A0


Dr. Carolyn Lariviere

Walden Animal Hospital11 White Road Lively, Ontario P3Y 1C3
PH :(705)692-4446
Walden Animal Hospital Website

Valley Veterinary Clinic
339 Townline Rd E Carleton Place, ON K7C 3S2
(613) 257-3202

Kingsdale Animal Hospital
2848 King Street East Kitchener, ON N2A 1A1

Prescott Animal Hospital 
2725 Edward St. N. Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
P: 613-925-5909
F: 613-925-5900
Prescott Animal Hospital Website

Blair Animal Hospital
849 Shefford Road Gloucester, ON K1j 8Hp
P: 613-746-2442
F: 613-746-2006 

Foster Park Pet Hospital
21 Dundas Street East Belleville, ON 
613-969-2273, fax 613-969-7074