April 7, 2010
We'd like to introduce two wonderful purebred Newfoundlands named Cowboy (neutered male) and India (spayed female). The puppies and their parents were surrendered to Solutions for Animals, and we volunteered to find homes for the two siblings.
Cowboy is black and white while his sister India is solid black. They are sweet, loving dogs who are currently learning ‘dog manners’ like not jumping, walking on a leash, and letting people go through doorways first. Newfoundlands, or Newfies, are very sensitive to the tone of your voice, so it’s important to be calm but firm when training and giving instructions.
In general, Newfies are strong, massive dogs with hearts of gold. They are sweet, calm, and patient, devoted to their families and good with children. Newfies like to laze around but do need to be exercised with daily walks of 30 minutes or so. They love swimming and will lounge in water if given the opportunity. Newfies drink a lot water, and they do tend to drool! Read more about Newfies here.
Newfies have heavy coats, so they prefer colder climates and do not do well in the heat. For that reason, we’re hoping to find homes further north for Cowboy and India where they will be more comfortable year-round. If you or anyone you know might be interested in meeting Cowboy or India, please stop by the shelter at 5355 NC Hwy. 22 in Carthage.