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.


Newfoundland Club of Florida Draft Test

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

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Draft Test 2023

19th Annual Gulfport Gets Rescued Animal Rescue Festival & Fun-Raiser

The Animal Rescue Festival & Fun-raiser hosts up to 50 animal rescue groups, pet-friendly vendors featuring animal-related products, crafts, artwork, and other curious treats. Additional activities include pet care education, a pet food, and supplies drive, animal training demos, the Florida Weiner Dog Derby, Fun-raising raffles, local shops, restaurants, and more.

Date: Saturday February 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Place: 3101 Beach Blvd S. Gulfport FL, 33709

**This will be our first time at this event. We are promised a shady spot with plenty of Newf space.

Gulfport Gets Rescued

SPCA Tampa Bay Petwalk

Date: Saturday April 15, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Place: North Straub Park
400 Bay Shore Drive N.E
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

Newffla will be hosting a rescue/education booth at the event

SPCA Petwalk

Annual Newfies and Friends Fort Desoto Beach Day

Date: Saturday May 27, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Place: Pinellas Country Fort Desoto Park
3500 Pinellas Bayway South
Saint Petersburg, FL 33715

Everyone, their friends, and their dogs of any description are welcome! Bring: a lunch, drinks, a chair, anything your dog may need, something for shade if you have it, (no worries if not, there will be extra). There is a $5 park entry fee. The beach is leash optional. There are fresh water hoses in the adjacent park for rinsing. Rain date is Sunday, May 28, 2023.

Annual Newfies and Friends