Southern California Newfoundland Rescue Corporation (SCNRC)

Thank you for your interest in Newfoundland Rescue.  The Newfoundland Club of America is a non-profit organization recognized by the American Kennel Club to do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of Newfoundland dogs.  The Newfoundland Club of Southern California, Inc. (NCSC) is a fully recognized Regional Club of the Newfoundland Club of America.  Southern California Newfoundland Rescue Corporation (SCNRC) is incorporated under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is composed of a group of NCSC members dedicated to rescuing and rehoming purebred Newfoundland dogs.

Newfoundlands in our Rescue program are acquired from animal shelters or surrendered by owners whose circumstances have changed, and the Newf is found to be unsuited to his/her present home.  It is on these rare occasions that we find a permanent new home where the Newfoundland will be loved and respected for its unique combination of qualities.  All Newfs in our Rescue program are fostered by current members of the NCSC.  All dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and receive a complete physical including bloodwork prior to placement.  Our adoption process includes a written application, mandatory home visit, interview, adoption agreement, and adoption fee.

Adopting a Newfoundland

If you are interested in learning more about our adoption process, please contact our Foster and Adoption Coordinator using the contact form on this page.  You can find our Rescue application here.  Please know that we receive more applications than we have Newfs in Rescue which is a good thing, but this can sometimes lead to a long wait for our adopters.

Surrendering/Relinquishing a Newfoundland

If you are no longer able to keep your purebred Newfoundland for any reason, please contact our Relinquishment Coordinator using the contact form on this page. The Relinquishment Coordinator can guide you in your decision making process.  At times, an owner just needs someone to help with problem-solving in order to keep the Newf.

Fostering a Newfoundland

We are always in need of foster homes for our Rescue program.  If you are a current NCSC member and are interested in learning more, please contact our Foster and Adoption Coordinator using the contact form on this page.  Fostering typically ranges from one to several months, and our program covers all medical care for the Newf.  Our fosters help with veterinary transport, administration of any medications, training, and grooming under the direction of our Foster and Adoption Coordinator and Medical Coordinator.  Fostering is a wonderful way to help a Newfoundland in need and being part of their transformation is a fulfilling undertaking.

Our Rescue program is supported by tax-deductible donations from Newf lovers, adoption fees, merchandise sales, and fundraising events throughout the year.  If you’d like to make a tax-deductible donation to SCNRC, you may click on Donate to Rescue tab which has a PayPal link, or you may send a check payable to SCNRC to P.O. Box 2501; Huntington Beach, CA  92647.

All three of the photos above are of the same dog, Georgy Girl. First, she is shown when she first entered Rescue. The second photo shows Georgy Girl while being fostered. The last photo shows Georgy Girl shortly after she was adopted. The photo at the top of this page is Barney, another success story of our program, participating in water rescue training.