This giant breed is nothing but gentle. 

Nan from “Peter Pan” is perhaps one of the most iconic Newfoundland dogs of all time, and her character isn’t far off! While this giant breed can’t actually babysit the kids, it can give your children lots and lots of love! 

Newfoundlands are renowned for their “babysitting” qualities, which include love, tenderness, and protective instincts. It’s no wonder these giant cuddle bugs are a family favorite!

Why We Love the Newfoundland Breed

  • These gentle giants are known for their sweet disposition.
  • Newfoundlands aren’t just sweet – they’re super smart, too!
  • Newfoundlands have gorgeous, thick coats that make snuggling all the more fun.
  • This giant pup loves spending time with you! He’s the ultimate family dog. 

Things to Consider

  • The Newfoundland is a giant breed that can get up to 150 pounds.
  • That glamorous coat does take quite a bit of brushing.
  • While they do cuddle, Newfoundlands also have a strong work ethic, which means they require regular exercise. 
  • If you mind doggie drool, this breed isn’t for you.  

Why Rescue?

The Newfoundland is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. With their gentle temperament, caring nature, and sweet disposition, it’s easy to see why. However, this has led these gentle giants to be bred unethically, which can exacerbate health problems in the breed. Instead of buying a Newfoundland puppy from a puppy mill or unethical breeder, adopt one! There are so many rescues looking for love.  

Newfoundland Rescues

Whether you’re looking for a Newfoundland puppy or grown up Newfoundland dog, there are tons of these gentle giants near you just waiting to find their forever home! Here are just a few:

Devoted, sweet & loving
Avg. Weight
100 - 150 pounds
Regular brushing
Avg. Life Span
8 - 10 years
Newfoundlands near 20149
Animal Rescues near 20149
Organization City, State Contact
Persian Rescue of Virginia
Ashburn, VA
The Cats at Longstreet
Sterling, VA
Save The Tails Rescue Group, Inc.
Leesburg, VA 1 888 379 5558 x1
Humane Society of Loudoun County
Leesburg, VA (703) 777-2912
Little Buddies Adoption and Humane Society
Reston, VA
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