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



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.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Newfoundland Pups


Newfoundland Dog puppies
3 males still available


Quick Adoption Overview
  • Located in Fergus, ON
  • DOB September 24, 2017 - Available for pick-up after heart assessment by board-certified Cardiologist scheduled for Dec 5
  • Applications now being accepted
  • US adopters will NOT be considered due to border regulations
  • Homes where the pups will be left more than 4 hours total 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 All of the information below
Carlie and pups
 A pregnant Newf named Carlie was surrendered to our program and her pups were born in our care (Carlie has an adoption pending).  We are told the sire of the litter was a Landseer  as well.  

Born via c-section on Sept 24
The litter has been raised in an enriched indoor environment and the pups 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.  
 

Adventure box to help expose the pups to unusual sights, textures and sounds
 
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 criterion 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 cannot 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 the time of surgery once the pup is old enough.

Pups will be matched to their "best match" family once heart clearances are completed.   Their foster family will be matching families and pups based on personality.

November 1:  2 female and 2 male pups have been reserved; still accepting applications for 3 male pups

Black Collar Male (2017-029)

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 Green Collar Male (2017-031)
 
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Orange Collar Male (2017-028)

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 Pink Collar Female (2017-026)
 
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Purple Collar Female (2017-027)

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 Red Collar Male (2017-030)

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 Yellow Collar Male (2017-032)


See weekly puppy collage pictures below:
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Paige

 
Paige
2017-035
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB August 14, 2010
Good with other dogs
Best suited to a cat free home
Located in Mississauga
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.
 
Paige arrived in our care on October 28 and has settled into foster care easily.

She is proving herself to be a calm, friendly, well mannered girl  who gets along with everyone she meets and is a total love!  She is a goofy Newf who likes to play with toys and have lots of fun.  Such a cute girl!

Paige gets along well with other dogs so could join a family where she would have another well mannered canine pal.  She is pretty driven around cats so is better off in a home without kitties.

She is quite overweight so we will begin a regimen of healthy food and appropriate exercise.  Full blood work-up including thyroid panel has been completed and all is well.   Her vaccine s have been updated and she is spayed.  She has mild entropion in both eyes and is currently receiving eye drops for this. We are reevaluating in a couple weeks to determine if we need to surgically correct the entropion or if she can be left as is. 


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.

Meeshka

 
Meeshka
2017-034

Adoption pending
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB Dec 20, 2011
Located in Ottawa
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.

This cutie-patootie is a new arrival in our foster program and has already stolen the hearts of her foster family. 

She is a sweet girl who gets along with dogs and cats and is friendly and social.



Further behavioural and veterinary assessments pending.
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, October 14, 2017

Comet

 
Comet
2017-033

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB November 3, 2012 -- 5 years old
Good with dogs
Good with dog savvy cats - can be a bit enthusiastic in his greetings
Located in Thornhill
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 Comet
This love-bug is a new arrival in our program and is making himself right at home with his foster family.  He is sweet as can be, gets along with everyone he meets, and is going to make someone a wonderful companion.

Comet walks nicely on leash, is housebroken and is a mellow boy.  He is eager to please and enjoys spending time with his family.  A sensitive soul, he is loving and affectionate and responds well to a kind, gentle approach.  He just wants to be loved!


This fella' has been through a lot in his few years.  He was returned to his breeder in 2016 due to inability to meet his needs, and then was rehomed promptly to a new family.  This new family soon discovered that he was both heartworm and lyme positive and they kindly took care of his health needs over the last year getting him all fixed up.  He came to us through no fault of his own when his new owners found his needs were more than they could manage.  They made the loving decision to have him come to our program so that his perfect forever home could be found.

Comet has now been to the vet and his blood-work shows that he is free of heart-worm (yay) and that his levels from Lyme are still a bit elevated, but that further treatment is not needed at this time.  He will need to have a repeat Quant C6 test (simple blood-test) in the Spring (April) to ensure that his levels have dropped (we will pay for this test, and in the off chance that further meds are needed, we will cover those too, if it is performed at one of our vet friendly clinics.) 

He is neutered and UTD on vaccines.

He tips the scales at 163 lbs and needs to drop about 30 lbs.  He has some minor back and right hip pain, but his mobility is good.  With weight loss and muscle build-up he should show great improvement.  At the moment his stamina is not great but every day he can walk a bit further and as the pounds melt off and he gets in shape he will improve by leaps and bounds.

This adorably sweet boy is ready to find his perfect forever home.  Maybe yours?

An adoption donation of $500 applies.

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, September 23, 2017

Shadow

 
Shadow
2017-025 

Shadow has been adopted!
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB October 10, 2007
Located in Kitchener, ON
Good with dogs and cats
Good with kids
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 Shadow
This sweet boy arrived in our care on Sept 23 and is getting settled in his foster home.  He is a well mannered boy who has known much love in his life, and is very affectionate and friendly.  He loves to get attention, and is full of kisses!  What a sweet fella!

Shadow knows basic commands, and is a lovely boy who will make a great companion for one lucky family.  He came into our care following the passing of his owner.

He is a spirited boy who appears to be in great shape and acts much younger than 10 years old. 

He has now been vetted and has undergone surgery to remove numerous rotten teeth.  He should be feeling good as new very soon!

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, September 7, 2017

Newf mix pups


ALL PUPS NOW HAVE HOMES
Puppy pile, also includes a Basset pup that was available for adoption through our parent organization HART
www.hartdogrescue.ca
Quick Adoption Overview
DOB July 31, 2017
See details below for location
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

2017-023 Stevie (black female) located in Guelph - lovable girl available for adoption
ADOPTION PENDING
Small but mighty, this little cutie pie is sweet as can be and ready to find her perfect family.  She is friendly and social, loves to be with people and other animals, and is ready for lovin'!
11 weeks old
27 days old
Beige girl 34 days old
41 days old
59 days old

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.

All of the pups below have now been adopted.

2017-019 Fern (black female) - located in Bancroft - sweet and sassy!
ADOPTED
Fern is a confident, independent pup who is full of puppy enthusiasm and ready to join her forever home.  Yep, she petty much always has her tongue sticking out -- so cute!
Fern travels well in the car, is learning her basic commands, is bright and eager to please.
Green girl 27 days old
Green girl 34 days old
41 days old
8 weeks
2017-020 Brown Female, orange collar - located in Bancroft - total love bug - ADOPTED
Orange Girl 27 days old
Orange girl 34 days old
41 days old
 2017-021 Black Female, pink collar - located in Bancroft - big personality!
ADOPTED

Pink Girl 27 days old

Pink 34 days old
41 days old

2017-022 Black Female, watermelon collar - located in Guelph - sweet as pie -ADOPTED
Watermelon Girl 27 days old
Watermelon 34 days old
41 days old

59 days old



2017-024 Black Female, black collar - located in Guelph - adorable pup. ADOPTED
Black Girl 27 days old

Black girl 34 days
41 days old
59 days old




2017-018 Brown Male, blue collar located in Guelph, ON - a bit of a shy fella'
update -ADOPTED
MALE 27 days old

Male 34 days old
41 days old
59 days old