Events & Meetings

Most years, NEWFFLA will participate in 5 or 6 outside events held by service clubs, churches, and larger rescue organizations. Each features booths with pet themed vendors and various rescue groups which might bring everything from dogs and cats, to reptiles, pigs and skunks.

Size and attendance vary from the 40 or 50 dedicated followers who come out each year for the Pet Blessing and Festival in the little parking lot of St Clements Church in Tampa to the 4,000 or 5,000 that can be counted on to support Suncoast Animal League's Dogtoberfest which sprawls across several acres at Dunedin's Highlander Park every November. All Newfies and their people are invited to come visit our booths or to even bring a chair and spend the day helping to answer questions and educate the public about our Gentle Giants. The Newfs are great crowd pleasers and many of the folks come around year after year to see their favorites.

NEWFFLA also hosts several club events each year for members and non-members alike. Newfies and Friends Beach Day is held on the Saturday before Memorial Day each year at Pinellas County's Ft Desoto Park Pet Beach in St Petersburg. Everyone is welcome to come join us and bring their dogs of any description to enjoy a day of surf, sun and sand. An east coast beach days is also held with dates and location varying. Other events include Droolapoloza, working dog and grooming seminars and the participation in the St. Augustine Christmas Parade.

All events are subject to CDC, state and local guidelines at the time of the event. Dates are subject to change or cancellation.

2022


Orange County Choppers Roadhouse Pet Adoption Event

Date: October 2, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: 10575 49th St. N
Clearwater, FL 33762

Newffla rescue will be hosting a table at this event. There will be a Yappy Hour, Pet Adoptions, Pet themed vendors, Raffles, The Florida Wiener Dog Derby and a Petting Zoo. Everyone is invited! Bring a chair and a Newfie (our Newffla rescue dogs are ESPECIALLY welcome), and spend the afternoon.

Brooksville Pumpkin Patch

Date: October 22 and October 29
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place: Christ Lutheran Church
475 North Avenue West
Dunedin, FL

There will be food, games, a hayride, petting zoo, raffles, all sorts of vendors, and some of our draft dogs will be carting pumpkins out to people's cars in return for donations to the club's rescue and working dog programs.


Suncoast Animal League Dogtoberfest

Date: November 12, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Place: Highland Park
475 North Avenue West
Brooksville FL, 34601


2022 St. Augustine Christmas Parade and Celebration Weekend


Newfoundland Club of Florida Draft Test
BDD/DD/TDD/DDX/TDDX

Date: February 4-5 2023
Eagle Farms
14116 Carrie Pauline Lane
Riverview, FL 33569

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