Donate to Rescue


Would you like to donate to Southern California Newfoundland Rescue Corporation? We could sure use your help! Newfoundland Rescue is composed of 100% volunteers so your donation pays for veterinary and animal care. SCNRC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Any amount helps Newfs in need and your donation is tax deductible.

Rarely does a Newf come through our program that is 100% healthy, up to date on inoculations and already spayed or neutered. Even though we try to use veterinarians who give price breaks for rescue organizations, a routine vet visit will usually run several hundred dollars per dog. Of course, we end up with a few each year that require thousands (yes, thousands!) of dollars and months of rehabilitation before they can be adopted.

Donate using your credit card, debit card, or bank account through PayPal. It's safe and secure. Or make your check payable to Southern California Newfoundland Rescue Corporation (SCNRC) and mail to: P.O.Box 2501, Huntington Beach, CA 92647.




Southern California Newfoundland Rescue Corporation


What Newfoundland Rescue Does

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Newfoundland Rescue finds loving homes for unwanted purebred Newfoundlands.


Newfoundlands in Rescue are acquired from animal shelters or surrendered by owners who can no longer keep them. First, Rescue tries to determine the breeder of the Newfoundland. Responsible Newfoundland breeders will take back dogs they have bred, regardless of age or condition. If the breeder cannot be determined, or the breeder is unwilling or unable to be responsible, Rescue fosters the Newf.


Newfoundland Rescue spays or neuters all Newfoundlands that are fostered by the Rescue Committee. They receive all necessary medical attention and are microchipped so they are permanently identified and linked to our group.


Newfoundland Rescue tries to be the adopting party on all animal shelter dogs. This way a Newf knowledgeable person can assess the dog’s temperament and health status, properly groom the Newf, and make sure it is adopted into an appropriate home.


Who Sponsors Newfoundland Rescue?


Southern California Newfoundland Rescue Corporation is a program of  the Newfoundland Club of Southern California, Inc,  a regional club of the Newfoundland Club of America.
SCNRC is incorporated under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Rescue is supported by adoption donations, merchandise sales, club functions (puppy matches, dog washes, etc.), and by donations from Newf lovers.  Donations should be sent to:


P.O. Box 2501
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

How do I adopt a Newfoundland?


Click Here to download a Rescue or Club application and for club event information.


Or click here to request applications via e-mail or USPS.


You may also contact Karrie Cook our Foster and Adoption Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



How do I surrender/relinquish a purebred Newfoundland?

If you are considering surrendering your Newfoundland or require help, please contact Denise Hatakeyama at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Also visit Newfoundland Club of America for breed information.


Southern California Newfoundland Rescue Corp

Note:  Although the Southern California Newfoundland Rescue Corporation and the Newfoundland Club of Southern California work very closely, they are separate corporations.  The Newfoundland Club hosts this page for Newfoundland Rescue because of its strong support for Newfoundland Rescue and all that it does for Newfoundland dogs.  There is no legal relationship between Newfoundland Rescue and the Newfoundland Club.

Do you really want to own a Newfoundland?

Can you stand hair and slobber?  There will be tons of both.

Can you stand having hair and slobber laminated to windows, walls, furniture, light fixtures, etc.?  You cannot be a clean freak with a Newf in your life!

Are you committed to approximately ten years of grooming, feeding, loving, picking up after and caring for a Newf?  The novelty of brushing wears off quickly.  Make sure you are ready for the commitment.

Do you have the time, patience and ability to train a puppy or retrain a large adult dog?  Perfect Newfs are made, not born.  Though benevolent by nature, their gentleness must be enhanced by training.  No one wants to be around a spoiled, slobbering, lumbering, jumping dog, no matter how sweet.

Do you have the time and dedication to groom this very high maintenance dog?  They shed a lot, drool a lot, and their skin should be monitored for hot spots, fleas, and itchies.  They must be brushed regularly and thoroughly.

Do you have the financial and emotional ability to deal with the health problems a Newfoundland may have?  Though responsible breeders are very careful, health problems do arise.

Do you know which health problems plague this breed?  The main concerns are hearts, hips, elbows, thyroid, eyes and allergies.

Do you have a fenced, secure, lockable yard?  Newfs can become escapees, and there are people out there who would not think twice about stealing a sweet big dog.

Have you been to dog shows and talked to breeders?  You can see Newfs at dog shows and ask breeders questions.  Never be in a hurry to buy a puppy.  Wait for the right Newf to come along.
Interested in learning more about Newfoundland Rescue?  Please click here to ask a question or to request further information.

Rescue for Club Members

Berkeley is a 13 month old neutered male Landseer that was an im‐pulse purchase at a Phoenix pet shop.  He was passed to a family member when his owners got divorced.  Because Berkeley stayed outside and they live in an extremely warm town near Arizona, they contacted SCNRC to find him a new loving home.  Berkeley has been well cared for and is a lovely young boy.  He is being fostered by Korey and Brenda Green and their two daughters.  Their 7 year old Newfoundland Sebastian has lukewarm feelings about the puppy, so we hope to have him placed by the time you read this.
Special thanks to Dan Palmer for transporting this sweet boy and to Erin Zimmer for helping to acclimate him to his new environment, also to first time fosters, the Green family.
We cannot thank the Sones family enough for all the work they put into taking care of Dino.  He is “polypharmaceutically dependent” to say the least.  He takes lots of medications, eye drops, skin lotions and did we mention all the medicated baths???
Kudos to Susan and Drew for loving and taking care of this sweet old guy with really bad skin.  Kudos too to  Dr. Mabley and Arbor Animal Hospital for their assistance in improving Dino’s quality of life, and for all the meds they donate for his care.
Click here to download a Rescue Application or here to request addition information.



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