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.
Established in 2008.

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Monday, April 2, 2018



On medical hold due to severe joint pain and morbid obesity

Quick Adoption Overview
DOB May 5, 2014
Newf x Pyr
Located in Thornhill, ON
Playful with cats
Fenced yard required
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All about Rhue

This sweet girl is a friendly and affectionate Newf x Pyr cross who is pretty as can be!  Rhue has nice house manners, knows some basic commands and is a gentle girl.  

She came to our program when her owner moved into an apartment building that was not a suitable environment for her.  She has settled into her foster home nicely and is doing well with the adjustment.

Rhue has previously lived with other dogs with no issues.  She met the dogs in her foster home without incident and has been fine going out walking with them, etc.  She is showing some anxiety when the dogs approach her space when indoors, this is likley partially due to her experiencing pain (see below).  Further assessment pending.

Rhue has been spayed and is current on vaccines. Bloodwork results for thyroid function, tick-borne illness and HW are pending.

She is morbidly obese and as a result, her mobility is not very good.  Coupled with bilateral knee injuries that were left untreated, Rhue has been living with chronic pain for some time.  She also appears to have shoulder and perhaps hip issues, but due to her obesity, it is very difficult to get a proper assessment.

Our priority for the short term is to manage her pain.  If we are successful in controlling pain then we will work on weight loss, and once successful at that we will re-evaluate her mobility, complete x-rays and determine what if anything can be done to help Rhue.  A combination of pain, anti-inflammatory medication and supplements have been started with the hope of giving Rhue a chance at a happy, pain-free life.

Updates to follow.

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