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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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.