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;
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. Our dogs are examined, assessed, bathed, groomed, chipped, vaccinated, and receive medical treatment if needed (including spaying or neutering when necessary) before they are placed in carefully screened homes.
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.