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.



Date: Sunday, December 17, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Place: Station Square Park
612 Cleveland St.
Clearwater, FL 22755

*Parade (Just a couple blocks)
*Costume Contest
*Dog Adoptions
*FREE Pup Cups

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Draft Test

When: February 3-4, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM - UNTIL (both days)
Where: 14116 Carrie Pauline Lane
Riverview, FL 33569

Acceptance of Entries
Entries open for NCA Members Friday, December 1, 2023 at 9 AM EST.
Entries open for non-NCA Members Friday, December 15, 2023 at 9 AM EST.
Entries for all tests close on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST.

Exhibitors are encouraged to use the NCA Working Dog online entry system at:

Entries can also be mailed to Krystle Stamps, NEWFFLA Draft Test Chair, 322 Melton Rd, Elkin, NC 28621-7122. Please make checks payable to NEWFFLA.