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These Newfies Could Really Use Your Help Right Now

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. 

We’ve all suffered somehow in our own private way. 

I consider my family lucky because my husband and I were both able to retain our jobs. 

We lost Leroy early in the year and gained Finn towards the beginning of the pandemic. 

We’ve struggled in some areas and less in others but we have felt the heavy stress and emotions that this year has brought to us and those around us. 

We’ve seen many small local businesses close their doors for good, many local restaurants and bars struggling to keep their doors open and individuals struggling to pay their bills. 

As a family of 4 that basically lives paycheck to paycheck, we understand how quickly things can take a turn for the worst. 

We’ve done what is in our means to help locally where we can and now I’m using my platform here to try and help some Newfie rescues and families that could use some help. 

South Central Newfoundland Rescue

The SCNewf Rescue area covers Indiana, northern KY, and Western OH. As a courtesy to NCA Rescue, they also handle many dogs in MI, eastern OH, and a portion of western PA.

SCNRescue has already placed 59 Newfoundlands in 2020, which is about twenty more than their yearly average.

Add in over twenty currently in foster care at various stages of being ready for adoption, they are stretching their limits and could really use some financial help. 

Every dollar counts and they are very grateful for any donation you can give.

A portion of these donations will be shared with NCA Rescue for the dogs assisted in the surrounding region that do not have a Rescue.

You can donate a few ways to SCNR:

They have a Go Fund Me that is currently running. You can donate to that HERE

They also are taking preorders for their 2021 calendar which features their rescue Newfies and many of our friends!

SCNR is also having an event this weekend and they will be doing their annual Christmas ornament. (waiting on more info)

You can preorder the calendar HERE

Colonial Newfoundland Rescue

Colonial Newfoundland Rescue covers DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia (not including the panhandle).

They just did an amazing fundraiser to bring a beautiful black Newfie named Nellie from China to the United States. 

This girl was pulled from a slaughterhouse and because of Covid, she has been in a boarding kennel since the beginning of the year.

They just got word that she could now come to the United States but the cost to get her here was $5,000! 

Thankfully, they raised the funds and Nellie already has a home but they could use help with other Newfs that are in rescue.

They currently are raising funds with a 2021 Calendar. 

This is available for preorder and will only be available for a limited time. 

You can preorder the calendar HERE

You can read more Harbin Slaughterhouse Survivors about  HERE

Heart of America Newfoundland Rescue

HANR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sanctioned by the Newfoundland Club of America to preserve and protect purebred Newfoundlands in Kansas, Western Missouri, Nebraska, Western Iowa, and North Eastern Oklahoma.

They are in desperate need of foster families because many Newfies that are being relinquished due to financial stress caused by the pandemic. 

You can find more information about fostering on their Facebook page

River King Newfoundland Rescue

The River King region covers the counties of Missouri east and including the counties of Scotland, Knox, Shelby, Monroe, Audrain, Boone, Cole, Miller, Pulaski, Texas and Howell, and all the Illinois counties south of and including the counties of Hancock, McDonough, Fulton, Peoria, Woodford, Livingston, Ford, and Iroquois. 

They are picking up rescue Newfies this week and expect more coming into rescue this month. 

You can learn more about donating, fostering, or rescuing from to River King Newfoundland Rescue HERE. 


Our Instagram friend, Hank, who had the amazing hairstyles through the pandemic also has a calendar for sale. 

All proceeds from the calendar go to the Newfoundland Club of America for Newfoundland rescue and the NCA health challenge. 

You can order that calendar HERE


Order Hoodie HERE

This is the rescue that Odin came from. 

Rachael is always taking in Newfs and other large breeds that are in need in Oklahoma.

She also tries to help place rescue Newfies in other areas of the country when she can. 

Rachael is a nurse so she is one of our first responders and also runs Newfoundhaven. 

She could use any form of donations either monetary or items such as food and supplements listed on the rescue’s Amazon wishlist. 

You can find out how to donate to Newfoundhaven on their Facebook Page and you can visit their Amazon Wishlist

Newfoundhaven is also having a fundraiser with their amazing logo so if you need a warm hoodie for winter you can get one HERE

Huckleberry Finn

This is one that is close to my heart, not only is Huckleberry Finn a 10-year-old Newfie but his story reminds me a little of Leroy. 

Huckleberry has Geriatric Onset Laryngeal Paralysis Polyneuropathy or GOLPP for short. 

This is a common health condition seen in large breed dogs and in the Newfoundland breed. 

It is a degenerative disease with no cure, and if left untreated, will lead to death by asphyxiation.

Therefore, the only option to combat this disease is surgery.

The traditional surgery for LP is called a tieback surgery however, Huckleberry’s parents have pursued a new surgical technique called a Bilateral Arytenoidpexy, or BVEAP.

Only one surgeon in the United States offers it, and he practices in Pennsylvania.

Huckleberry has a consultation scheduled for November 3rd, and if all goes well, he will be undergoing surgery on November 4th.

If successful, Huckleberry will be given a second chance at life with a reduced risk of aspiration and pneumonia while still being able to swim.

Not only will he be able to breathe again, but he will be able to build back the muscle mass he has lost due to GOLPP’s effects on the central nervous system. 

Huckleberry’s mom has had the consultation scheduled since last month and has been saving the funds for the $6,000+ surgery. 

Then life threw her a curveball as it likes to do to those of us that could just use a break. 

She had to unexpectedly use the funds she saved for Huckleberry’s surgery for another personal emergency.

Huckleberry’s mom is a kind person with a big heart.

She has 4 other rescue dogs including 2 other Newfies

She has been a big supporter and wonderful online friend to us over the years so I would love to help her out!

You can donate to Huckleberry’s surgery right HERE.

You can follow Huckleberry on Instagram HERE

We know that the Newfie community is amazing and will do anything they can to support a fellow Newfie but I also know that times are tough for many of us and it’s ok if you can’t donate to the above causes.

You can help by spreading the word and it won’t cost you a thing!

Simply share this with your friends!

If you know of another Newfie that is in need or a Newfoundland Rescue group that could use a shout out please let me know and I will get them added to this list!



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Ducky's Mom

Monday 19th of October 2020

They all deserve our help and I wish I could donate to them all; but I can't. One that tugged at my heartstrings though was Huckleberry Finn. His story reminded me of Radar's final day, having a hard time breathing because of the heartworms. I sent less than I would have in normal times but the most I could do today.


Saturday 24th of October 2020

You are the absolute best and so kind Sue. I know that Huckleberry's mom is so appreciative of your donation, <3

Annie Yurvati

Monday 19th of October 2020

Do you have an address where checks can be sent to South Central Newfoundland Rescue?

Thanks, Annie


Saturday 24th of October 2020

Hi Annie, I do not since I believe that they are all volunteers and work out of their homes. You can, I believe, mail a check straight to the Newfoundland Club of America. There should be an address on their website.

Annie Yurvati

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

@Annie Yurvati,

Nancy Rae Mallery

Monday 19th of October 2020

You are the best, Jen - I don't have much $ myself, but hopefully it will help. I did also share this on FB and sent to another Newfie-loving friend. Actually, I will go back and send it to another one or two!


Saturday 24th of October 2020

Thank you so very much for your kindness and support Nancy. <3

Pim Witley Gilmore

Monday 19th of October 2020

Thank you Jen for this post.


Monday 19th of October 2020

Thank you for reading it Pim!

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