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.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Miya

 Miya
2017-012
Quick Adoption Overview
On medical hold
DOB September 22, 2008 - 8 years old
Located in Thornhill, 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 Miya
This adorable love bug is sweet as can be, loves people and is friendly and social.  She has nice house manners and gets along nicely with well mannered dogs (we are told she prefers the company of males, and we have not tested her with any females.)

Miya, along with her brother Chevy, arrived in our care after the death of their owner.  We are currently working with our vet team to help get Miya healthy and ready for adoption.

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.

Bloodwork results show some concerns; an ultrasound is 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.

Chevy

 Chevy
2017-011

Quick Adoption Overview
On medical hold
DOB November 15, 2008 - 8 years old
Located in Kitchener
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 Chevy
Chevy is a big teddy bear who loves attention,  has loads of love to give, and is friendly as can be. This handsome fella gets along with everyone he meets and is a mellow, quiet sweetheart who is looking for someone to give him loads of TLC.

Chevy, along with his sister Miya, came to us when their owner passed away.   This sweet guy is in pretty rough shape, and we are working on a plan to help get him feeling loads better very soon.  At the moment Chevy is morbidly obese, which is making his orthopedic issues far worse than they would otherwise be.  Currently tipping the scales at 180 lbs, he is in need of some serious weight loss.  His extra weight, in addition to a previously untreated knee injury, arthritis and lack of muscle are making it difficult for Chevy to get around.  With some pain meds and weight loss we hope to get him feeling better very soon.

Bloodwork results are pending, and once we have those results we will work on our action plan to start getting Chevy healthy.

Donations towards his care are greatly appreciated.

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, June 1, 2017

Lucy

Lucy
2017-010

Quick Adoption Overview
Available for Adoption
DOB September 24, 2008 - 8 years old
Gets along with well mannered dogs
Located in Toronto
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.

Lucy is a sweet and sensitive gal who has loads of love to give.  She is gentle and well behaved, knows her basic commands, has great house manners and is a quiet, easy going gal.  She is a social butterfly who loves to stop and say help to everyone she meets, a real sweetheart!

She came to us when her loving owner had changes in his life that made it impossible for Lucy to stay with him.  She is a loving Newf who has known only kindness in her life and she is looking for a nice, quiet family to call her own.
Lucy is spayed and current on vaccines.  She gets along well despite having an old knee injury that was not repaired.  Maintaining a healthy body weight and taking joint supplements really helps her along nicely.


She is not a fan of slippery flooring surfaces and can be a bit nervous walking in new places, but overall she has good mobility and thoroughly enjoys going for a stroll around the neighbourhood! 

This lovable girl would be a great companion for a family looking for a lower energy companion to spend their days with.

Lucy is being fostered in Toronto; her approved adopters will be required to pick her up in person.


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, May 30, 2017

Triton

 Triton
2017-009
Quick Adoption Overview
Looking for a very special family to care for him and meet his special health needs
DOB Nov 18, 2013
Located in Waterdown, ON
Best suited to adult only home
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 Triton

This friendly and affectionate fella is sweet as can be, and looking for a very special family to call his own. Triton knows basic commands and is well mannered in the house, gets along nicely with other dogs, and is a very sweet boy who just needs some extra TLC. 

Triton is currently on medical hold.  He arrived with a long history of recurring vomiting, with no diagnosis confirmed.  Upon intake into our care he was taken to the vet for diagnostics and our suspicions were confirmed -- Triton has a condition called megaesophagus.  This is a condition that will require lifelong management, necessitating that he sit in an upright position while eating and for a period of time after eating to ensure that his food travels to his stomach.

We are putting together an action plan to best meet Triton's needs, and he is undergoing treatment for aspiration pneumonia at the moment.  He will be ready to join an adoptive home once we have his condition stabilized.

We are looking for a very special adopter to open their hearts to this boy and give him the care he needs.

He is located in Waterdown, ON. 

He is suited to an adult only home.
Due to his health condition, our standard 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.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Sarah

Sarah
2017-008
UPDATE:  Sarah has joined her future adoptive family on a foster-to-adopt placement pending recovery from her surgeries.


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB  August 15, 2016
Located in Mississaugua, ON

On medical hold pending elbow surgery - donations towards Sarah's care are greatly appreciated

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 Sarah
This cutie is currently on medical hold awaiting surgery.

Xrays show that she has bilateral elbow dysplasia and that arthroscopic surgery of both elbows is required for Fragmented Coronoid Process (FCP). On top of this we will also be doing an Ulnar Ostectomy (UO) as her left leg/paw is angled out and needs to be corrected.  Given her young age, Sarah's prognosis following recovery from surgery is excellent.

The hope is that her surgeon can fix both elbows and do the UO at the same time, but he won't know for sure until he scopes her right elbow during the surgery. Worst case she will have 2 surgeries with the first correcting the left elbow and doing the UO on the left leg. The second surgery would be done 6-8 weeks later on the right elbow - her right leg/foot are growing normally. Total recovery time regardless of number of surgeries is 4 months.

Donations towards the cost of Sarah's care are greatly appreciated.  Please visit our Donation Page for details on how to make your tax deductible donation.

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 18, 2017

Emma

 Emma
2017-005

Apr 26:  I was adopted!

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB July 22, 2010
Good with dogs
Good with dog savvy cats
Kid friendly
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.
All about Emma

This gorgeous gal is pretty much perfect and is looking for an equally awesome family to call her own. Emma is well mannered, friendly as can be, a total love-bug who enjoys snuggle time on the couch, belly rubs and lots of lovin'.


She gets along well with other sociable dogs, is fine around cats, and is sweet as can be!

Emma has known much love in her life, and came to us when he owner's life circumstances changed and they were not able to meet her needs. They made the heartbreaking decision to turn her over to us to find her a wonderful, loving family.

Emma is looking for a family where someone will be around most of the time, and where she will be included in all aspects of family life.  She is a social butterfly who loves to be with her peeps!

She is in good health, has been spayed and is ready to find her perfect family.

An adoption donation 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.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Mason

 
Mason
2017-007

I WAS ADOPTED!


Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 2016
Located in Toronto
Could join a home with another well mannered dog
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 Mason

This sweet boy is a a typical adolescent puppy…big and goofy! He is friendly and affectionate, sometimes forgets to turn his brain on, and is generally a sweet fella' who likes to have fun!

Mason needs lots of mental stimulation and long walks to keep him calm and relaxed; after this he is super chilled-out and happy to hang out/nap.  Typical of a young Newf,  Mason will show shoe-stealing, mouthing, general  puppy trouble-making antics when he’s ready for the next round of activities.  As the saying goes, a well exercised dog is a well behaved dog!


He is fast learner and will obey commands readily as long as he is not distracted. He appears to be treat motivated and his foster parents are working on his listening skills while distracted (ie. getting him to sit when he sees other dogs instead of leaning into his leash and pulling).

Basic “come, sit, lie down, stay” commands seem to be pretty good, again as long as he is not distracted. On leash he pulls really hard but mellows into the walk so this needs to be worked on. He also pulls and jumps when meeting people which will be addressed in foster care.

His foster parents have been working on his “watching” skills at the end of their walks. Mason seems to like sitting in the busy park watching people, dogs, activities. He does and not seem to get overly excited even when tempting squirrels cross his path. What a good boy!

Mason likes to romp and play with other well socialized dogs, so he would be happy to join a family with another canine companion who already has solid training in place.  Playing with other dogs is great for him to learn appropriate bite inhibition as he is still a bit mouthy. 



He loves meeting kids but his enthusiasm can be a bit much.  He is jumpy, can be mouthy and generally excitable. Once he has his commands locked down he'll be fine with older, dog savvy kids.

Mason is being fostered in Toronto, ON; his approved adopters will be required to pick him up in person.  An adoption donation of $500 will apply, plus a refundable $250 neuter-security deposit which will be reimbursed once he is neutered at the appropriate age (24 months of age for a giant breed male) as per our spay/neuter contract.

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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.


Yogi

 
Yogi
2017-006

I WAS ADOPTED!

Donations towards Yogi's care are greatly appreciated though.

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB June 9, 2008
Kid friendly
Fine with cats
Fine with well mannered dogs
Fenced yard required
Located in Bancroft


All about Yogi

Yogi is an affectionate and friendly fella' who loves to be cuddled and petted and is looking for a great family to call his own.  He is well mannered, wants to be friends with everyone and is an all around lovable boy.


His previous owners are relocating overseas and after much careful thought and consideration, made the decision to turn Yogi over to us to rehome rather than putting him through the stress of a huge move across the globe.  It was a hard decision for them, but they put Yogi's best interest first, as the move would have been too much for him.
 
Yogi is in a foster home with one other dog and gets along just fine with her.  There are also cats which he is respectful of, and he is even reasonably good with the free range chickens.  What a good boy!


He is an avid swimmer who loves to spend the day in the lake at his foster home.  All of the swimming will be great for Yogi, who tipped the scales well over 200 lbs lbs on arrival and is in need of some serious weight loss.  What better exercise for a Newf than swimming in a lake every day.

Health wise, Yogi is not in very good shape at the moment, but we hope to have him feeling better soon.  On arrival he was extremely obese, needing to dropping about 50 - 60 lbs. 

Guess who couldn't wait to hit the lake!
 Yogi has a minor issue with his wrist that causes some lameness, so he takes anti-inflammatory/pain medication.  He also has arthritis and a general lack of muscle mass on his back end.   His excess weight is certainly not helping him at all and is impacting his ability to enjoy his life to the fullest.

The good news is, as his weight has started to drop he is already moving better and able to do things he couldn't do just a few weeks ago.  His stamina has improved, he is able to rise better and is eager to get moving.  Yogi is very motivated to get active, this boy wants to feel better and enjoy life!  He still has much progress to make, but he's on his way.   His physiotherapist has recommended stretching exercises to help ease his discomfort as we work towards his weight loss goals.

Outdoor physio session by the lake
From day one he was eager to head out for a walk and explore the property at his foster home, and each day he does a little more.   With a healthy diet, and slow, steady exercise the pounds are dropping off.

Yogi has some skin issues that are clearing up nicely.  The main issue seems to have been his very dense undercoat that had not been brushed out properly and resulted in his skin not being able to breath.  After much work grooming Yogi, his matted coat has been removed and his skin is recovering wonderfully.

Yogi out for a walk on day 1 at his Doggie Boot Camp!

Yogi's ideal family will be one where he will get loads of love and care, have opportunities for safe exercise to help him drop weight (his weight loss could take 9 - 12 months to achieve) and help him get healthy so that he can enjoy his senior years.  It is essential that he continue working towards his weight loss goals.

Heading to the school bus to meet the kids
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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.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Splash




Splash
2017-004
I WAS ADOPTED!
 Quick Adoption Overview
Loving, affectionate and sweet as can be
9 years young
Good with kids
Fine with cats
Fine with mellow dogs
Located in Waterdown, ON

  
All About Splash
What a doll!
This affectionate and friendly girl is sweet as can be, absolutely LOVES hugs and belly rubs, and hanging out with people.  She is well mannered and quiet in the house,  knows basic commands and is a total love bug. Such a good girl.  She will make a great companion for someone searching for a mellow, easy going pal.

Splash has known much love in her life, and came to us when he owner's life circumstances changed and they were not able to meet her needs. They made the heartbreaking decision to turn her over to us to find her a wonderful, loving family for her golden years.
She has spent time with people of all ages and would be fine joining a family where children would be part of her life.  Gentle and friendly, she loves to soak up all the attention she can get!

Splash is a silly, spirited, confident girl who loves to have fun.  She can be a little pushy for attention and bops people on the butt with her toys to get them to play!  What a character!!!

 


This sweet gal is appropriate around cats so could easily join a home with a feline companion.  She is sharing her foster home with 2 well mannered dogs and is very happy to hang out and enjoy their company.  She could join a home with another well socialized, mellow dog.

Splash is not interested in spending time with dogs who bark, who may growl at her, or who are hooligans and running around trying to get her to play.  She likes to keep things mellow!


Health-wise, Splash is in decent shape.  She could drop a couple pounds but otherwise has nice body condition.

Her bloodwork shows that she tests positive for lyme disease, but the levels are low indicating an old infection.  She has no symptoms and the vet does not feel that she needs treatment.  The rest of her bloodwork is good.

She has a few lumps and bumps which we have checked out and all is well.

Typical of older female newfs, she will need some assistance keeping her girl parts nice and clean, with the hair trimmed up and tidy.

Mobility wise she gets around well.  She can go up and down stairs, although is a little hesitant going down a lot of stairs at once.  She enjoys going for walks and is happy to go out for an hour mosey around the neighbourhood.


Splash is located in Waterdown, ON.  Her approved adopters will need to pick her up in person. 
A securely fenced yard is required.
Because Splash is a senior, we are waiving our usual adoption donation, and ask instead for a donation of her adopter's choice.

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.