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Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue is a volunteer run, foster home based rescue group for Newfoundland Dogs in need in Ontario, Canada.
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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
Puppy pile, also includes a basset pup available for adoption through our parent organization HART
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

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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