My name is Gracie. My owners fell on hard times and couldn't care for me anymore. I'm a female Landseer Newfie and have had many puppies, but now I just want a family of my own. Just like a typical newfie, I'm sweet, loving and gentle. I would do best with someone who wants me to be a part of the family and who understands the expenses that come with owning a larger dog.
I'm hungry for affection. If you leave me alone in a yard, I will come looking for you and am capable of jumping a 6 foot fence. I was affection starved my whole life and will want to be near you. Like most newfoundlands, I am a sensitive girl who just wants to know my owner loves me. I am currently living with other dogs and children. I love sleeping in the bed of my human foster siblings. My foster has not crate trained me and I do not like the crate. So an owner that wants to crate me will need to have an understanding of how to properly crate train and slowly introduce me to the crate (please research this before applying for me if you wish to crate me).
Newfoundlands can weigh up to 150 lbs but are gentle giants who are known to be calm, trusting and trainable with gentle guidance. They are usually laid-back, good with children but can be messy at the water bowl due to their jowls, so a Newfie owner should be tolerant of pet mess. They LOVE swimming and since they are protective by nature, they are even used in water rescue. A pet this size comes with obvious challenges, including more expensive vet care and they do require a great deal of grooming.