Old West Newfoundland Club Rescue

OWNCR is a Texas-based 501(c)(3) organization committed to assisting Newfoundlands in need. Our goal is for every Newfoundland to have a home as wonderful as the breed itself so we provide information, tips and advice to individuals who need assistance and provide rescue and placement of Newfoundlands who would otherwise be homeless.

For updated OWNCR news and dogs that are available to be adopted please visit our Facebook group and follow us or email us directly at owncresq@ownc.org. View a gallery of successfully placed dogs.

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From time to time, people find that they cannot properly care for their dog, and they need to place them in more capable hands.

While this is a difficult process with which affected dogs must cope, it is certainly better than allowing them to suffer and endure a poor quality of life. No matter the circumstances, this is usually a tough time for owners.

OWNC Rescue provides the support system to place your Newfoundland in the right home.


Fosters provide a structured, loving and safe environment for the dogs entering our rescue program. We count on our fosters to help Newfies recover and prepare them for their adoptive homes. Fostering takes love, devotion and a time commitment, but the benefit of seeing a Newfoundland happy and healthy with a perfectly matched forever family is worth the effort.

If you are an OWNC member in good standing and Interested in Fostering, please submit an application.


The first step is to submit an adoption application. Once your application is received an OWNCR member will contact you. From there all references will be checked and a home visit performed. This process can happen quickly or take several months. We’re committed to placing our Newfs in the best homes for their specific needs, so please don’t expect first come first served.

The adoption fee is $500.00 but there are instances when the fee may be adjusted up or down.