One of the most important of the club's activities is rescuing
unwanted or abandoned Newfs. When a club member is made aware of a Newfoundland in need, rescue operations immediately begin. The dog is brought into the club's fold, placed in a foster home, given any required veterinary care, and evaluated for temperament and socialization. If the dog is adoptable, the search for a new family begins. This is a great way to acquire a Newf that will be eternally grateful for his new home.|
Colonial does not place Rescues outside our geographic boundaries. (MD, VA, WV & DC). If you live outside this geographic region go to
for information about Newf rescue in other regions.
Newfs generally require fencing. One of the characteristics most appreciated by their families is their devotion to people, not property. However, this is a major drawback if there is no fencing in place.
Rescue rarely receives puppies under a year of age. If you feel a young Newf is a must for your family, you may want to consider contacting breeders. Go to
http://www.ncanewfs.org/breeder.shtml for helpful information
on aspects of selecting a breeder and a puppy.
Yes, we do home checks - we are not looking for dust bunnies - Newfs seem to coexist with them quite nicely - we are looking at the soundness of your fencing, any hazards that may be hiding in your yard, a chance to offer advice, and items of that nature.
Fostering is rarely a good way to get to know the breed. It provides you with knowledge on "one" newf ... and that one may have some very special needs, or just not carry much coat, or be a non-drooler, etc. Not exactly a way to learn a lot. Then, there are the necessary requirements of segregating the rescue from your "current population" during the initial phases and evaluations. Not a set up many homes can accommodate.
However, - CNC club members who want to volunteer are welcome!