High Country Newfoundland Rescue is looking for volunteers in all capacities. We serve Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. We welcome anyone to submit an application to volunteer or foster. Once applications are received the board will review and be in touch for the next step. Thank you everyone for your continued support of Rescue and HCNR.
Applications can be found on the Application and Forms Page on this website.
February 26, 2020 - Press Release - High Country Newfoundland Rescue
Thank You for contacting High Country Newfoundland Rescue (HCNR). At this time, HCNR is suspending active operations. We are looking to strengthen the rescue and build a team of volunteers in every area, but until that time, we are not accepting any dogs into rescue, and we have no dogs available for adoption.
If you are looking to surrender your dog, we would first direct you to contact the breeder, many breeders require in their contracts that dogs are returned to them. If the breeder is unwilling to take the dog we would recommend you contact one of the following rescues if you are in Colorado:
Mountain Pet Rescue - https://mountainpetrescue.org
Big Dogs Huge Paws - http://bigdogshugepaws.com
If you are in New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming, please reach out to the local rescues in your area.
In Wyoming - There are 2 Rescue Organizations you can contact:
3 Dog Rescue in Cody, Wyoming: It's a 501(c)3 and their contact info is 228 Spirit Mountain Drive Cody, WY 82414 (307) 587-4794.
Black Dog Animal Rescue in Cheyenne does a good job also. They are at 2407 E 9th St. Cheyenne, WY 82001, (307)514-4024 firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately some purebred dogs are being sold for a profit by the fake rescues that don't have health clearances, so please be cautious. There are several NCA rescues across the country and you can access that database at https://www.ncarescue.org/
Newfoundland Dogs are our passion and we wish for every dog to find their forever home. A successful rescue is one which matches dogs with their perfect family and we have had tremendous success over the years. As difficult as this decision was to make, it is best for the dogs to quickly connect individuals to active groups that can evaluate and start the next journey in these gentle giants' life.
It is currently just not possible for us to continue until we have reorganized a solid team of volunteers including foster homes. We will continue to monitor our Facebook page, our website and this email, so please be patient with us during this time.
If you are looking for a Newfoundland Dog to bring into your home, we encourage you to also reach out to the above rescues and also direct you to the Newfoundland Club Of America: http://www.ncanewfs.org where there is a ton of information available on Newfoundland Dogs, Puppies, a Breeders List and the NCA Newfoundland Ambassadors who are there to assist and guide you.
There are many back-yard breeders across the country that sell Newfoundlands. There are also puppy mills that sell their Newfoundland puppies in pet stores. Another problem are disreputable "rescues" that buy purebred dogs and puppies from puppy mill dog auctions and call them "rescues" but sell them for a profit. We strongly encourage everyone to avoid dogs sold in this manner. There are also back yard breeders and puppy mills who advertise their dogs as being registered, and there are organizations who offer “registrations” through American Pet Registry, and a few others, however they are not AKC (American Kennel Club) registrations. There are also back yard breeders and puppy mills who advertise their dogs as having health clearances. The recognized organization for health clearances is the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals aka OFA - The Canine Health Information Center and their website is https://www.ofa.org and you can search their registry to confirm if the sire or dam in fact have the clearances that have been advertised, this is a public site.
If you are looking for a puppy, check to see if the name of your breeder is listed on the NCA Newfoundland Breeders List. All the NCA Breeders are held to a standard of excellence in breeding and are committed to a lifelong relationship with their puppy buyers. We support and recommend that no puppy be taken from their mother and siblings until after their hearts have been checked and that is not until after they are between 10-12 weeks old. Please visit this site for some valuable information from the NCA regarding puppies. https://www.newfpuppy.com/genetic.html
If you still need to reach us please check back with us and we will respond as soon as possible.
The Board of High Country Newfoundland Rescue
2019- Update -
2019 - High Country Newfoundland Rescue (HCNR) has newly updated the website. All links to contact us have been repaired and updated. Please feel free to contact us through the
Contact Us page or
Email is at HCNRESCUE@YAHOO.COM
High Country Newfoundland Rescue (HCNR) is a non-profit, foster-home based rescue group for Newfoundland dogs in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. HCNR has a strong network to find safe and healthy homes for surrendered and abandoned Newfoundlands in our region. Newfoundlands coming into HCNR are spayed/neutered, provided veterinary care as needed, evaluated for special needs and temperament and are placed into foster homes that have been carefully screened. Potential adopters of our Newfs are encouraged to fill out an application to be screened and evaluated. HCNR maintains a list of approved adopters. It may take time to adopt a Newf, because approved adoptive families are carefully matched to the Newfoundland(s) to ensure a successful placement.
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Donations to the High Country Newfoundland Rescue Fund are gratefully accepted. Thank you for your generous support for our programs to assist Newfoundlands.