I agree....a rescue is the way to go, but that breed is quite rare, especially in this area. I initially was hoping to get a Newfoundland through a rescue, but none were to be found, we couldn't even find a breeder locally, or any within driving distance that had puppies available or planned to have any within a few months, and we had to resort to having her shipped from a breeder in Tennessee. If you have to go that route, you are probably looking at around $1,500. Are you looking for a puppy? Pure-bred?