WHO IS HIGH COUNTRY NEWFOUNDLAND RESCUE (HCNR) AND HOW DO WE OPERATE.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2020
High Country Newfoundland Rescue is a purebred Newfoundland Dog Rescue serving, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. High Country Newfoundland Rescue (HCNR) is a foster based rescue. To help people understand what that means, any dogs that come into HCNR are cared for by an approved HCNR Foster Family. Foster Families bring these dogs into their homes to live with them and care for them while the rescue works with veterinarians when there are medical issues and during the time rescue is looking for a forever home for these dogs.
Each dog that comes into rescue has unique history. Some have been surrendered to rescue because of reasons beyond their own control so placing these dogs in the appropriate foster home is critical in making sure their time in foster is positive. Some rescue organizations have a freestanding building and location to house dogs as they are received. High Country Newfoundland Rescue instead places dogs with qualified foster families that have been screened and trained to understand the needs of dogs that come into rescue. The unselfish act of being that temporary home for these dogs takes special people with incredible patience and a willingness to share their lives and homes. When we entrust a dog to one of the foster homes, rescue is partnering with these foster families for the best situation, not only for the safety of the foster dog(s) but also for the families receiving these dogs into their homes. Fostering is not for everyone, so it is HCNR’s obligation to make sure that foster families are interviewed, their homes evaluated and that there is constant communication between the rescue and the foster family. Some dogs require medical care and treatment and the commitment our foster families give to these dogs cannot be easily measured. During a rescue dog’s time in foster, they are evaluated and reports are presented to the rescue board on the dog’s progress. Foster families are committed to providing primary training and love and care as though they were in their forever home. Nothing is more rewarding than when a foster dog finds their forever home and because of the love, care and support given by a foster family, these dogs have a fresh start for their future.
Being a volunteer for High Country Newfoundland Rescue (HCNR) is not limited to people or families willing and able to foster. HCNR needs volunteers to help with transportation, evaluations, education and securing and goods or services needed by rescue, as well as building relationships with entities that are supportive of rescue. There are never too many volunteers when speaking about rescue. The need for trainers and groomers are another arm of our volunteer network. It takes a solid team of volunteers to make rescue successful. Fundraising is another area that is endless with rescue. There will always be a need for financial support in rescue because when a dog comes into rescue, we don’t know what might be required for the dog. It is not unusual to have veterinary medical expenses including but not limited to spay and neutering.
Where Is Your Spot? What Is Your Next Step?
Do you have a skill or talent that you want to share with rescue? You might not even realize where your spot in this organization is; however, if you have a heart to serve and want to see how rescue can utilize your time or talent, the first step is to respond to this call for action and volunteer. We do require all our volunteers complete volunteer applications and basic training. Depending on the area that we utilize our volunteers, there may be additional requirements and training, and documents are signed upon completion of training, when needed. The first step is to step up and find your spot. Complete the initial Volunteer Application and get it back to us so we can take the next step in partnering with you for Newfoundlands in need.
Maybe now is not time in your life to dedicate some of your time or talents, but you have the desire to help support rescue. Your financial gifts to High Country Newfoundland Rescue of any size are appreciated and because HCNR is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, your financial gifts are tax deductible. Another way to make a difference is to shop on Amazon Smile, and designate High Country Newfoundland Rescue as the recipient. To learn more about how Amazon Smile works, go to www.smile.Amazon.com .
You can contact us via our website http://www.hcncrescue.org
or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.