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Adopting a Rescue Newfoundland

NCNE proudly maintains a rescue and referral service for the purpose of finding good homes for displaced Newfoundland dogs. Newfoundlands come into Rescue for a variety of reasons. Sometimes families need to give up their Newf, because they do not have adequate time to spend with the dog, allergies or health problems, financial reasons, or behavioral concerns. People often buy a puppy and don’t anticipate the size of an adult or the commitment of time, grooming and training. Other families are faced with personal crises. Some rescues are the victims of neglect or abuse.

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.

NCNERRS Adoption Application

For information or assistance, please email us at rescue@newfclubne.org
or call (855) NEWFIES (855) 639-3437.