Most of our customers have seen a Newf or two hanging out in our store. Our love of the Newfoundland Dog breed has brought us to be very active in rescue work, both with Newfoundlands and All Breeds of dogs.
We take a very active, hands-on approach to dog rescue. We volunteer doing rescue work 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We share our home with our 3 dogs, and usually have a foster (or four!) living with us.
We are committed volunteers with the local All Breed Rescue group HART. We have fostered HART dogs for many years and have helped with everything including photography, blog posting ,writing ads, fundraising, newsletter, intakes, screening, recruiting volunteers, transports, and so much more. Sandra currently sits on the Board of Directors of HART.
We are also founding members of the Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue and Sandra is responsible for overseeing that entire rescue. In addition to this, we are also an approved foster home for the Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario.
Our greatest role in animal rescue is being a foster family for dogs in need. No matter how busy we may be, we always make time to provide care for dogs in need, sharing our home with fosters year round. Many of the dogs who come to stay with us have serious illness or injury and require special care and long recovery periods. Visit our foster page to see photos of many of the dogs we have fostered over the years, and to see our current fosters.
Our rescue work gives back to the community in many ways. Both by directly helping local dogs in need, and by bringing people to our community through special events. As a fundraiser for Newf Friends we came up with the idea of hosting Newfstock in Bancroft. This event was such a huge success both for our rescue and for the community it has now become a semi-annual event drawing hundreds of Newf lovers into Bancroft for 3 days, filling area hotels, restaurants and shops.
If you would like to get involved in rescue work, drop by our shop and we can fill you in on the many ways you can help make a difference for animals in need.