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.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

About Newf Friends


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Surrendering your Newf:
If you're thinking about rehoming your Newf you can reach us by email at newf.friends@gmail.com

Adopting:

If you're interested in adopting a Newf visit our AVAILABLE DOGS page for a list of the Newfs who are currently available.  Our adoption application can be found on the Contact Us and Forms page. Be sure to review our a FAQ page to learn more about our adoption procedures and policies.

If you are looking for a puppy please read our IDENTIFYING BACK-YARD-BREEDERS page, and be sure to visit our BREEDER REFERRAL page to see a list of reputable NDCC breeders who have upcoming litters.

Volunteering and Fostering:
Interested in joining our team of volunteers? Click here for more information.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Newf mix pups


Six female pups available
1 male -- no longer accepting applications for the male, a home visit is now being sent for him
2017-018-024
Puppy pile, also includes a basset pup available for adoption through our parent organization HART
www.hartdogrescue.ca
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB July 31, 2017 - Available for pick-up after Sept 30 (9 weeks) - applications now being accepted
See details below for location - pups are being split between two foster homes as of Sept 18
US adopters will NOT be considered due to border regulations
Homes where the pups will be left more than 4 hours in a day will not be considered
Preference given to homes without children under the age of 8 (see below)
Fenced yard required, no exceptions

Before applying to adopt a dog or emailing us with questions, review our FAQ page.  Emails asking questions that are answered on that page will not be responded to.
Please Read
This litter of pups and their mom (Mocha the brown newf listed here) were surrendered to us when the pups were 3 weeks old.  The sire of the litter is believed to be a lab, but the surrendering owner could not say with total certainty; it is possible that the sire was a Newf.  We expect the pups to mature to be in the 100 lbs range.


These pups have been raised in an enriched indoor environment since they arrived in our care at 3 weeks of age, and have been very well socialized with dogs of all sizes, with cats, and with people.  Great care has been taken to expose these pups to a variety of different people and things to help ensure that they are confident and have a good foundation of experiences prior to adoption.  Preference will be given to families who have the time and experience to carry on with this work and properly train, socialize and care for their pup to ensure that it matures into a well mannered adult.   

Homes where there is another well socialized, well mannered adult dog will be our first choice as these pups will all benefit from growing up with another dog for companionship and as a role model. Homes without other pets will need to have a well thought out, solid plan in place for ongoing socialization.

Puppies require a large time commitment from owners;  families who have very busy schedules where the pup will be left alone all day are not a suitable match for a Newf pup.  No puppy wants to be in a cage for 8 hours!
 

Raising a puppy is hugely rewarding but takes much time and energy from all members of the family.  Newfs in particular are very slow maturing and can be quite rambunctious as puppies requiring a lot of training during the first 2 years of their life.  As such, families with young children under the age of 8 aren't suited; the only exception would be families who have EXTENSIVE giant breed experience and children over 6 yrs who are exceptionally dog savvy.  It's important that all family members are mature enough to play an active and consistent role in the training and raising of a puppy.   This criteria is in place based on having hundreds of Newfs surrendered to our rescue group over the years and consistently seeing the challenges that families raising a young dog with young children face, and the very high rate of surrender by families with young children.  


These pups will be available to homes within a 5 hour drive of their foster location -- US adopters will not be considered due to vaccine requirements at the border.  We do NOT administer the rabies vaccine to pups under 6 months of age, so these pups can not cross the border.  This is for the health of the puppy.

The pups will be placed with a strictly enforced non-breeding contract and spay/neuter agreement.  Their adoption fee of $800 includes a spay/neuter deposit which will be reimbursed if requested at time of surgery once the pup is old enough.

There are 6 of the 7 pups available:   1 brown female and 5 black females.
* the brown male  has a home pending, no further applications being accepted for the male

2017-019 Black Female, green collar - located in Bancroft - sweet and sensitive girl
Green girl 27 days old
Green girl 34 days old
41 days old
 2017-020 Brown Female, orange collar - located in Bancroft - total love bug - ADOPTION PENDING
Orange Girl 27 days old
Orange girl 34 days old
41 days old
 2017-021 Black Female, pink collar - located in Bancroft - big personality!
Pink Girl 27 days old

Pink 34 days old
41 days old
2017-022 Black Female, watermelon collar - located in Guelph - sweet as pie -ADOPTION PENDING
Watermelon Girl 27 days old
Watermelon 34 days old
41 days old
2017-023 Black Female, beige collar - located in Guelph - lovable girl
She is behind the litter developmentally and will be the last pup we place so we have time to monitor her health a bit longer.  
On intake she was very small and weak, requiring bottle feeding to keep her alive.  She is making progress but is coming along much slower than the others.
Our vet believes she may have suffered some trauma at birth (stepped on perhaps, or brief lack of oxygen) or was not getting enough nutrients prior to arriving in our care, and that has impacted her development.  Further assessments pending. 
She is a very sweet girl, happy, playful, is learning all about potty training etc.  However, in comparison to her litter-mates she is not as far along as the rest of them.  We are hopeful she will catch up in coming weeks.

Beige Girl 27 days old

Beige girl 34 days old
41 days old
2017-024 Black Female, black collar - located in Guelph - adorable pup. 
Black Girl 27 days old

Black girl 34 days
41 days old

2017-018 Brown Male, (no further applications being accepted for the male) blue collar located in Bancroft, ON - a bit of a shy fella'
update - home visit pending for the male
MALE 27 days old

Male 34 days old
41 days old

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Mocha

Mocha
2017-017

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB January 2, 2016
Located in Bolton
* Available for adoption with special conditions pending her spay (see below)
Good with dogs
Good with cats
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 Mocha
This lovable girl is a new arrival in our program and is settling nicely into foster care.  She is a typical velcro newf who wants to be right by her foster mom's side, and get loads and loads of belly rubs.  She is a total love bug who craves attention and is pretty sure that everyone she meets wants to be her new best friend! 

Mocha is learning how to be a well mannered gal, but still has much to learn.  She received no training prior to her surrender, she had not even been in a collar before we picked her up!  She is learning all about living indoors, learning commands, practicing walking on leash, and figuring out how to greet people without jumping on them and knocking them over!   She is a work in progress, but is sweet, eager to please, and will soon blossom into the great dog she is meant to be.  Mocha is already making fabulous progress with her training. What a good girl!

An owner who has time to train Mocha, attend obedience classes and give her the structure and opportunities to learn will be the best match for her.  She likes children but due to her jumpy/pushy behaviour is not suited to a home with very young kids who would easily be knocked over.

Mocha gets along with well mannered dogs, but can be easily overwhelmed with a large number of dogs around.  She would be happy to join a home with one or two gentle dogs, or would be equally happy to be the only dog in the family.  She pays no attention to cats so could join a home with a feline pal.

This young gal had a litter of pups shortly before coming into our care.  We will not be spaying her until late September as her body needs time to adjust before undergoing surgery.  *We will consider placing her into an adoptive home as a "foster" prior to her spay with a family who lives near one of our rescue-friendly clinics (Mississauga, Guelph, Markham, Peterborough, Bancroft) then we will have her spayed at one of these clinics once she is ready to undergo surgery. At this time we are not considering placing her outside of one of these areas because it is not safe to spay her yet.  If she has not been adopted by the time she is spayed we will then consider homes at a greater distance and in the US.

Mocha has received a full vet check including vaccines and bloodwork.  She is a small girl weighing just over 80 lbs and appears to be in good health and will be ready for spay surgery at the end of Sept.

An adoption donation of $500 will apply.




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.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Gerald

 
Gerald
2017-016

ADOPTED Aug 27/17
Quick Adoption Overview
2 years old
Located in Ottawa
Good with dogs
Good with cats
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 Gerald
What a catch!!!!  This adorable boy is sweet as can be, gets along nicely with everyone he meets, is mild mannered and gentle, and is looking for his perfect forever family.  Gerald is a sweet fella' who loves to hang out with his family and get loads of love and attention.

He came to us through no fault of his own when his owner's living arrangements changed and they were no longer able to keep him.  He would be happiest in a home where someone is around most of the time, and Gerald would love to have another friendly and playful dog as a companion.

This young fella' is in need of some structure and basic training -- he is an expert counter surfer, and  can be a little guardy with other dogs around very high value items (like potato chips, naughty boy!).  A Nothing in Life is Free regimen is exactly what he needs.  With a bit of training he will blossom into a wonderful, well mannered Newf.

He is neutered and appears to be in good health. His vaccines are current.



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.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Sullivan

Sullivan
2017-014

Quick Adoption Overview
On medical hold pending treatment for infections
DOB April 2, 2010 - 7 years old
Good with dogs and cats
Child-free home only
Located in Mississauga, ON
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 Sullivan
This sweet boy arrived in our care on Aug 16 and is getting himself settled into foster care.  He is an energetic boy who is young for his age, and is super adorable.  He has nice house manners, is friendly and affectionate, and will make a great companion for someone looking for a buddy to hang around with.


He previously lived with another male Newf and the pair got along well so he could join a home with another dog, or he would be equally happy being the only dog.  He has also lived peacefully with cats.

Sully does not enjoy being around young kids who are running about near him, or pestering him.  He is best suited to an adult only home.
Skin on intake
On arrival Sullivan was showing some skin issues that have been a chronic seasonal problem, as well as a very severe painful ear infection.  He is being treated for the infections and we have taken him for a consult with a specialist and have a solid action plan in place.  Sulli is responding very well already, his skin is clearing and he is feeling loads better.


His next follow-up appointment will be in early October.   It is expected that Sulli will require some ongoing medication and topical treatments (perhaps regular medicated baths) to prevent the recurrence of issues throughout his life.

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.
 
 

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sadie

Sadie
2017-013

I have been adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB September 26, 2015
Located in Mississauga, ON
Good with well mannered dogs
Not suited to a home with young children -- she needs to work on her manners!
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 Sadie
This lovely young gal is a new arrival in our program and is getting settled into her foster home.  She is friendly and social, gets along well with other dogs and is cute as can be!

Sadie came to us when her owners found that her exercise and training needs were more than they could handle.  Sadie knows some basic commands, but needs to work on her leash manners, keeping all four feet on the floor when greeting people, and general manners.  With a bit of work, and loads of opportunities to play and exercise, Sadie will blossom into a wonderful gal!

Sadie shares a foster home with other dogs and is playful and gets along well with everyone.  She would be happy to join a home with another friendly and gentle canine playmate to romp and play with. 

Sadie is currently being treated for an infection in her foot/leg due to a cut on her foot.  If all heals up nicely we are planning to spay her on July 6th.  She will be ready to join her adoptive family once she has healed from surgery, approximately 2 weeks post-op.

An adoption donation of $500 will apply.

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.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Miya

 
Miya
2017-012

Medical hold now lifted!  Hooray!

Donations towards Miya's $3500 emergency vet fees are appreciated.  Click here to donate

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB September 22, 2008 - 9 years old
Located in Thornhill, ON
Fenced yard required
Adult only home
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 Miya
This adorable love bug is sweet as can be, friendly and social.  She has nice house manners and enjoys the comforts of home.  She loves to be petted and adored, knows some basic commands, and is a mellow, gentle companion.


Miya gets along with well mannered large dogs and is currently living with a male lab in her foster home.   We are told she prefers the company of males, and we have not tested her with any females.  She does not seem to enjoy the company of small dogs, particularity those who are yappy or in her face.  She'd probably be thrilled to be an only dog, or join a family with a mellow older male who won't pester her.

This cutie is best suited to an adult only home.  She does not enjoy spending time with children and prefers a calm, quiet household.  She'd be a great match for a mature owner who wants a quiet companion.


Miya, along with her brother Chevy, arrived in our care after the death of their owner.

Miya is undergoing treatment for Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia (ITP) and responding very well to her medication.  Her follow-up bloodwork shows that she is doing great and we have now lifted her medical hold.  

She will stay on steroids for several months, with routine bloodwork done regularly to ensure that her platelet count remains stable as she is slowly weaned off the medication. 
She is spayed and current on vaccines.  Maya has an old knee injury that has been left untreated and can no longer be repaired, so pain meds and joint supplements, along with some weight loss and muscle building, will go a long way for Miya.  A home without a lot of stairs will be best for her.

Miya is available for adoption to the right family -- once adopted Newf Friends will continue to cover the cost of her bloodwork until she has been weaned off her ITP meds or is stabilized at a low maintenance dose. 

Our usual adoption donation will be waived.

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.