Foster Homes

We are looking for special people who feel they can open their homes to fostering a Newfie.

We URGENTLY need people to come forward as without foster homes we have nowhere for them to go while an appropriate adoption can be put into place.

If you feel you can help, please e-mail Michelle Jenkins. or call her on 07766 797257

Can you help?

The club is always looking for individuals who can help with;

Home checks
Transportation of dogs
Fostering until an appropriate home can be found
Inviting prospective new owners to their homes to meet Newfoundlands in a domestic setting and provide sound advice about the breed

Welfare Mission Statement

Northern Newfoundland Club Welfare is driven by a passionate belief that we all have a responsibility to rescue dogs in need, and to educate the public about the desirability of adopting Newfoundlands as companions and family pets in the home:

  • We facilitate placing Newfoundlands in need in loving, responsible, forever homes.
  • We specialize in the rescue and placement of abused, unwanted and abandoned dogs as well as rehoming dogs from families who can no longer afford to keep their dogs owing to bereavement , illness or financial problems.
  • We provide continuing support to new owners and families after placement to ensure a successful adoption. We accept that some families will require financial support for veterinary costs after adoption.
  • We support, welcome, and encourage an active, organized volunteer base of fosterers and transporters who share the passion and vision of finding loving, responsible, forever homes for dogs to live out their natural lives
  • We stress the importance of spaying and neutering once maturity is reached as a means of controlling the number of animals which can be used and abused by puppy farmers and back yard breeders.

We work closely with other national Newfoundland Breed Clubs’ welfare coordinators to find suitable homes for every dog. We never discriminate on the basis of health or age. By involving our members and all Newfoundland lovers nationwide, NNC Welfare works to raise the public's awareness of the plight of homeless animals as well as realizing the benefits of adopting a Newfoundland in need.

Skin Condition

What does it cost?

One of the most worrying aspects of our Welfare work is the size of our veterinary bills. We support some dogs with major problems for long periods e.g. one young dog whose serious skin condition has cost £3,406.71 since 2014.

During the financial Year 2014/15 we spent £10,041.07 on veterinary bills and in this financial year our expenditure has been £9,393.73 so far (9 months). The main health problems are orthopaedic & skin. But we have eye problems (needing operations), PTS & cremation costs (thankfully rare & generally through temperament), microchipping, vaccinations; pyometra, etc. Due to skills of vets more & more dogs can be treated for all sorts of problems BUT this leads to higher veterinary costs and a big increase in insurance costs (esp. giant breeds) and more people cannot afford to insure their dogs and hence they come into welfare where we have the burden.

How Can You Help?

A small amount can make a BIG difference! We are a non profit rescue that relies solely on volunteers and donations. We are asking for your help with funds to continue helping dogs in need. It is not just food and vet bills that have to be paid, we have to cover the costs of Insurance, fuel, telephone calls, electricity, flea and worm treatments, grooming equipment, bedding, collars and leads (so many rescue dogs come in without so much as a collar), toys and treats. We also need equipment for our newly built Club kennels which were paid for by a member’s kind legacy in 2015 . This means we constantly have to find funds for brooms, shovels, feed bowls, disinfectant etc. We also have to do general maintenance of the kennels and fencing. This also costs money. Sadly the list is endless and that is why we are asking for your help to enable us to continue to help and care for our dogs in need.