Can you help?

The club is always looking for individuals who can help with;

Home checks
Transportation of dogs
Fostering until an appropriate home can be found
Inviting prospective new owners to their homes to meet Newfoundlands in a domestic setting and provide sound advice about the breed

Available Rescues

It is our belief that a Newfoundland dog should not be acquired casually or disposed of lightly but sometimes an owner's circumstances change and the Newfoundland is found to be unsuited to his or her present home. It is on these occasions that we try to find a permanent new home where the Newfoundland will be loved and respected for its unique combination of qualities.

Newfoundlands become available for adoption throughout the year. There is a process you need to take in order to be considered for a NEWFFLA rescue. It begins by completing an Adoption and a Membership application. You must become a member of NEWFFLA to rescue one of our dogs and remain a member for the life of the dog. Once the applications are received and reviewed by our Rescue Chair, a home check will be scheduled. The entire application process could take 6-8 weeks.

Once a dog comes into rescue, the foster family begins assessing the dog for temperament, how they get along with humans and other pets, special medical needs and training issues. The assessment is thorough and can take up to 3 months. During that time the Rescue Chair begins reviewing applicants to see who would be the right fit for the dog. It is NEWFFLA's goal to find the best forever home for these rescues. (See Rescue Stories)

Adoption fee is $375.00 and is payable at the time of adoption.

Current Dogs In Rescue


Bentley - Almost 5 year old Neutered Male
Bentley arrived at his foster family the beginning of November. He is a big boy at 175 pound and all heart. His foster family reports that he is gentle with humans and other dogs and as far as they can tell he doesn't show any prey drive with cats. Bentley is scheduled to have a complete physical and will continue to be evaluated by his foster family. More information to come.

Available approximately February


Sophie - Almost 5 year old Spayed Female
Sophie is Bentley's sister but quite smaller at 115 pounds. The owner reported that the pair did not have any attachment to each other so the club decided to place them with separate foster families. They are both thriving in their respective foster homes. Sophie is as sweet as Bentley and just as lovable. She too will have a complete vet workup and will be evaluated by her foster family for temperament and needs. More information to come.

Available approximately February.