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


Blue is a 4 year old gray and white dog who weighs around 120 pounds. He has been living with a foster family and is now ready to be adopted into a permanent home. He likes his toys, though he doesn’t always like to share them! He enjoys swimming and he is good with other dogs, cats and children. He has been known to counter surf, so his new family will have to be sure to keep food out of his reach. His previous owner said that he is a little afraid of storms or fireworks, but his foster mom says they have had numerous thunderstorms (it is Florida!!) and he is fine with them. He is such a sweet dog who just wants to be with his people.

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


Thor, a 2 year old black Newfoundland with a little bit of white on his chest weighing at 105 pounds, just came into rescue over the past week. According to his previous owner, he is good with other dogs, cats, and children. He also knows basic commands, though like a lot of Newfies, chooses not to always respond to them! The foster family will get him up-to-date on shots, have him neutered and work with any other behavior issues that need addressing. Thor should be available to rescue in 6-8 weeks.

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