The organization was founded with primarily TImberKnoll Newfoundland teams, hence the foundation's name. It soon became apparent that there was no national organization supporting Newfoundland therapy handlers or promoting the breed as a working dog in the community. Newfoundland dog owners were interested in therapy but often didn't know how to get started or registered. Some would need help building relationships in their community once they begin therapy work. 'Newfie Therapy' was created to support Newfie owners interested in working with their dogs through community service. We've created a system for tracking the impact of Newfie Therapy dogs across the nation to help share the story that Newfoundland is
a brave, loving, compassionate,
and gentle Therapy Dog.
Are you registered with your therapy dog and curious about the benefits of joining the national Newfie Therapy network & team? We created this foundation to help our communities and help celebrate the spirit of volunteerism. To promote, engage, and assist Newfie Therapy handlers in their work.
We are not a registering organization, we leave that to the national organizations who have already set the standard for therapy registration, Pet Partners and Alliance of Therapy Dogs. We have an experienced group of Newfie Therapy handlers who can mentor new handlers or help experienced ones navigate the changes in therapy work due to COVID or find new ways to expand your relationships within your community. We reward handlers for their time served and the extraordinary impact stories that they share. Every month, we celebrate a Therapy Dog, yours could be next! You can also earn drool cloths, bibs, therapy vests, and other fun items. If you'd like to learn more or apply for consideration to join the first and only, National Newfie Therapy Network firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you curious about what it takes to become a therapy dog handler?
Take the brief online evaluation below to see if you and your Newfie have what it takes to become a therapy team. We can help provide general information on what's involved and getting started. Just email us at email@example.com.
Newfoundland therapy dog handlers who want to be formally recognized
as being a part of the
National Newfie Therapy Network should become evaluated and registered with one of the following Pet Therapy organizations:
If these organizations are not in your area or you are already registered with an organization not listed above, let us know, and we'll review the organization to see if they are compatible with the quality of evaluation of national organizations
Newfoundland dogs make the most loving of pets. There is no greater joy than providing a forever home to a Newfie in need. If you would like to learn more about rescuing a Newfoundland dog click below.
If you'd like to learn more about Newfie ownership and care, subscribe to 'Lifestages' the Newfoundland Club of America's new puppy owner newsletter. Great for all Newfie Owners! You can also download your free copy of their book
'The Newfoundland and You'
The NCA will also introduce you to a Newfie Ambassador near you, if you need helpful hints about caring for your Newfie.
Other great resources for all Newfie Owners regarding their health and longevity can be found in the NCA health center. Check out these informative videos and links.
Recommended Reading List for Newfie Owners:
Watch this video to learn from Southeastern Newfoundland Club member and long-time Newfie owner, Tammy Hensley.
Learn more about Newfoundland care and health by visiting the
Newfoundland Club of America
There are incredible resources
for you on this website.
We are grateful to the Newfoundland Club of America for their ongoing research and education around health and longevity. There is an abundance of information in their Health Center which can provide information to help you best care for your Newfie.