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


Otis - 2 year old (November) Neutered Male
His original owners were a military family who had to make the tough decision to find him a new home when they came down on orders and couldn't take Otis with them. He quickly landed in a home with three other Newfs, the oldest of which was less than happy to have him on board. After a week of aggression by the older Newf towards Otis the owner reached out to NEWFFLA.

Otis is listed on his paperwork as a gray/white though his fosters, Laura and Andre Feldman, states the gray has brownish undertones. He is a healthy 110 pounds, good with children, loves car rides but can be a bit dominating with other dogs. He has some basic training but could use a more extensive program to work out some kinks.
Going to his forever home September 2020


Smokey - 2 year old (December) Spayed Female
Smokey is a grey Newf with a very sparse coat with no undercoat. She doesn't have any skin issues. She is housebroken, loves to be brushed, gets along well with other dogs (although can be very pushy) and loves attention. Smokey is heartworm negative wormed, and her blood work was good. She's a typical puppy and may chew things if she's not watched. She loves an antler to chew and likes squeaky toys.
Went to her forever home September 2020