A veterinarian evaluates every Newfoundland that comes into Rescue. All rescued Newfs are brought up to date on all core vaccinations and are spayed or neutered. We test for tick-born illnesses including heartworm and Lyme disease and a battery of blood work is performed. We test for Heartworm and tick-borne diseases, including Lyme disease. NCNERRS is committed to providing care for any treatable illness or injury. Rescue volunteers also make careful assessments of temperament and behavior.
In order to make the best possible match between the Newfs in rescue and you, we have a multi-step adoption process. Once we receive your completed adoption application, we will check the provided references and make arrangements for a volunteer to visit your home and family. Home visits are NOT white glove inspections; they are the best way for us to get to know you and your family better and help us determine what type of dog would best meet your needs. They also give us the opportunity to discuss Newfoundland care and safety issues as well as personally answer any questions about the breed or the adoption process.
Our goal for each Newfoundland rescue is to place them in a home with caring people who will make them a life long family member.