I’ve been wanting to adopt a Newfoundland for a few years now.
I see all these beautiful Newfies looking for homes filling my social feeds all the time and it bums me out.
Newfies thrive when they are with their families and when they don’t have a family they shut down.
For me, the timing was never the right to bring a rescue in.
I always put Sherman’s and Leroy’s needs and wants before mine and as the years passed by, I didn’t want to do anything to bring added stress to their lives.
Sherman would have been stressed with an adult dog coming into our home. I know it.
It would have rocked his world and not in a good way.
I think that Sherman knew I wanted a rescue Newf and that’s why he brought Odin to me in the way that he did.
There was no thinking, no talking myself out of, just do it type of mentality.
But not everyone can or wants to adopt a dog for a variety of reasons and there is nothing wrong with that.
There are plenty of ways that you can help Newfoundland dogs in rescue without making the lifetime commitment to adopt them.
Easy Ways To Help Rescue Newfs
Most Newfoundland rescue groups are in need of fosters right now because they are overwhelmed with rescues.
They are pulling dogs out of bad situations left and right and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
You can visit the website of most Newfie rescue organizations and fill out an application to foster.
Fosters are what make rescue groups work. They are caring, dedicated people who do it all for the Newf.
Transporting is a great way to get involved and help Newfies in need. All you need is a car, some free time and adequate space in your vehicle. Depending on the transport it can usually be volunteering your time for about 2-3 hours to get the Newf to the next destination.
I’ve found that it’s easiest to follow the Newfie rescue in your area on social media to find out when transports are needed or you can send them an email and tell them you would be interested in helping with future transports.
Be patient when sending emails to rescue groups. Most are done on a volunteer basis.
All it takes is a few seconds, a couple of dollars and the click of a button to donate supplies, food, toys, treats, medications or monetary donations.
Many rescues will also have fundraisers over the course of a year.
Minnesota Newfoundland Rescue just had a fundraiser at a local bar, Colonial Newf Rescue is having a calendar fundraiser right now, and don’t forget that Christmas tree pulls are right around the corner and are a great way to show support and donate to local groups!
Don’t forget that many groups also have Amazon wish lists too!
Share, Like and Comment.
With social media, this is the easiest and sometimes the best way to help and It costs nothing!
If you can’t foster, transport or donate then share, like and comment on posts made by rescues.
We all know that social media is based on interaction so don’t scroll by!
You never know who might see it and want to help if you interact.
Share like and comment on this post so it gets seen too!
A lot of people don’t know where to find local rescue groups so here’s a list of Newfoundland specific rescue groups by region courtesy of the Newfoundland Club of America:
Newfoundland Dog Rescue Groups By Region
Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina- SENC Rescue
Arizona- Mesquite Newf Club Rescue
California (northern) and Nevada- Newfoundland Health & Rescue
California (San Diego)- Newf Club of San Diego
California (southern)- Newf Club SoCal Rescue
Colorado, New Mexico, Utah & Wyoming- High Country Newf Rescue.
Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine- Newf Club New England
Delaware, New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania- New-Pen-Del
Illinois (northern), Iowa (eastern), Wisconsin- North Central Newf Club
Indiana, Ohio, Michigan- South Central Newf Rescue
Kansas, Iowa (western) Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska- Heart of America Newf Rescue
Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, D.C.- Colonial Newf Club Rescue
Minnesota- NCA Rescue Minnesota
Missouri (eastern), Illinois (southern)- River King Newf Rescue
New York (upstate)- Northland Newf Club
New York (western)- Genessee Region NC
New York (Manhattan and surrounding)- Bear Mountain NC
Oregon- Newf Club Seattle
Texas- Old West Newf Club
Washington- Newf Club Seattle
Canada- Newf Friends
If your area doesn’t have a rescue assigned there is usually a small non-profit or big dog rescue that may be near your location.
You can also check your local shelters.
Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve seen 3 Newfies pop up in shelters here in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Rescues are in dire need of help right now.
I’ve been talking with a friend who helps volunteers in rescue and she is getting calls every week for a Newfoundland in need. She’s pulled 3 already this week and they are now out of foster homes.
If a rescue runs out of foster homes, they can’t help the dog.
If a rescue runs out of money, they can’t help the dog.
That’s where we come in. That’s how we help.
We spread the word and help where we can.
I’m going to be working with a great company in the upcoming months and they are going to help me set up a fundraising campaign for some of these Newfs so stay tuned!