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


Charlie is a handsome 3 ½ year old Landseer who came into Rescue on Halloween. He is still recovering from a very bad skin infection, which appears to have stemmed from allergies. His foster family has been providing him excellent care and as you can see by his picture, his hair is finally growing back! He is being introduced to other people, dogs and cats and has been great around all of them. He is doing better on a leash, though he still tends to pull at times. His foster mom discovered recently that he was very fearful when he saw her in a hoodie. She is working with him on that to show that it is not a scary thing. He is a smart Newfie and likes to play with doggie puzzle toys, and is quite good at them too. He is a sweet boy and just wants to be loved! He needs some more time to recover from his health issues before he can be adopted.

If you are interested in rescuing Charlie, please reach out to our Rescue Chair for more information: Rescue Chair


Moose is a lean 110 pound black and white male who is playful and friendly! He is about 3 ½ years old and he has been great around other small dogs, though he hasn’t really met any his size. Cats are okay with him, though he wonders why they like to bat him on the nose! He does know basic commands, but will need some training because he gets very excited when he meets someone new and wants to jump up to say hello. He wants to just lean up against you and be petted. He will be available in January if his foster family doesn’t decide to keep him.

If you are interested in rescuing Moose, please reach out to our Rescue Chair for more information: Rescue Chair

Charlie #2

Charlie #2 (since we already took in a Charlie earlier in 2021) is a gorgeous 5-year-old neutered, black male. His previous owner said that he is a ‘runner’ and that if he can get out of the house, he will take off and not respond to any recall. He is also very clever and can open some doors and looks for any door left open so he can run. This has caused some problems, because he has gone to a neighbor’s house and tried to get to their chickens and goat. Not to mention, of course, the fear that he could be hit by a car, or injured in some way. His current foster has a fully fenced yard and is taking all precautions to prevent him from getting out. He is good with other dogs, loves to ride in cars and loves people and children. He likes to play, especially with a rope toy, and just lay in a big tub of water! He will remain with the foster family for a few months but if they do not keep him, he will be available sometime late February or early March.

If you are interested in rescuing Charlie #2, please reach out to our Rescue Chair for more information: Rescue Chair


Poppy is a 2 1/2-year-old spayed brown female, who weighs in around 110 pounds. She is coming to Rescue because her family needs to have a more sanitary environment due to a medical issue. She has been living with her litter mate her whole life so she may take a little time to adjust to life without him next to her. She knows basic commands and will ring a bell when she has to go outside. She likes to ride in cars, swim, play and is good around other dogs and children but not sure about cats at this time. She however, does not like thunder or fireworks, and if she is startled will bark loudly. She also will clear food off of your counter if you are not watching.

If you are interested in rescuing Poppy, please reach out to our Rescue Chair for more information: Rescue Chair