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Our Mission

The mission of SOAR is to rescue purebred Airedale Terriers who have found themselves without a home, and help them get started on the road to a happy, new life.

SOAR's Diana Muldaur Fund

Fund raising with star power. 

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Second Chance

Written especially for SOAR, click here to listen, read the words, and see Ryan Humbert's photo.

SOAR's Cindi Mysyk Fund

Click here to read about this special fund for Senior Airedales.

2017 Engagement Calendar

The 2017 calendar was a success and is sold out!  Click here to read testimonials and see how to send in your photos and stories for our 2018 calendar.


2017 Aire Affaire Event

May 20, 2017

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Before you inquire about one of our Airedales listed below, please take the time to read about our Adoption Process and fill out an Adoption Application on-line by clicking on the "Adoption Application" button found at the bottom of the "Adoption Process" page.


Senior Airedales   Special Needs Airedales

None at this time


None at this time


Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Suki - Arkansas (female)

Dex - Arkansas (male)

Meredith - Michigan (female)

Georgia - Ohio (female)


Suki - 10 months

Dex - 11 months

Georgia - 5 years

Meredith - 7-9 years (estimate)

Dex (16-054-AR) - Adoption Pending
Age: 11 months
DOB 7 Jan 2016
Weight: 70 pounds
State: Arkansas
Contact:   Chris Bettis at 501-231-4300 or

Dex was picked up by animal control as a stray.  He was thin and was immediately put on antibiotics for his skin and ears.  He had been neglected for quite a while but youth and love always wins out.  His skin is so much better but he is still growing in missing fur patches on his face and neck.  Dex indicates lineage to the Redline working Airedales-originally bred for size and hunting, but most important - family companionship.

Dex is a smiler and the sweetest young boy that you would love - he is tall, all legs, healthy, fit, and strong.  He likes all dogs, big and small, and truly just wants to play and play hard (to the detriment of smaller canines) as much as possible.  Yes, he is a young Airedale with all the pros and other that goes along with youth.  Yes, he needs a bit of polishing in his training, but there is a real gem awaiting a patient, loving, experienced home. 

He is a barker and will bark at squirrels, people, and other dogs.  Dex is a good runner and player at the dog park and he has lots of energy and is fast on his feet.  In fact, he's a beautiful runner and can leap over tall buildings in a single bound. He will need quality play time involving working off that youthful energy so another active, youthful dog would be a real plus.  He just wants to play, and remember Airedales play with their full bodies and legs and mouths, but all in good fun.

Dex likes to go out and patrol the back yard several times per evening.  Dex is a born field dog.  He has no mean bone in his body but has an eye for prey and is very, very vocal about it.  This dog can hunt, so to speak, and he will. He is not food-aggressive and he waits his turn to be served and is happy about seeing a full bowl.

If the smile doesn’t immediately grab your heart, the youthful antics and loving body leans will!  He is a charmer but his Airedale-ness will be a challenge. 

Will you be the perfect home for this big kid?  Requirements are patience, no small children afraid of tall, energetic, sometimes loud dogs, fenced yard, at home more than not home, daily activities possibly including walking, hiking, running with a family who will take this boy with them as often as possible. Possibly most important, Dex will need a family with patience and time to work with him and training him to be a great family companion, either informally or formally.

Suki (16-045-AR) 
Age: 10  months
Weight: 41 pounds
State: Arkansas
Contact:  Chris Bettis at 501-231-4300,; Kathy Short at, Donna Daniels at 479-957-8097,

My name is Suki and I am a Redline Airedale.  I may not have the curly hair you are use to seeing but my looks come from the original breeding of airedales.  In Arkansas, we Redlines are popular to breed for hunting.  I was looking for a better life so I ran away and found SOAR.  I know my forever home is out there.  At the vet's office I just hung out and the resident cat and I got along fine.  I am now boarding at the greatest daycare.  I guess it is my version of Disney World.  I have lots of dogs to play with and the humans tell everyone how sweet and nice I am.  Now back to my looks, I heard the humans say I suffer from groceryitis.  I'm skinny cause I was on my own.  Everyone keeps saying, "Eat, Eat!"  So I eat three times a day, but because I am so active, playing with the other dogs, I just can't gain weight.  I'm also more brown than most of you are use to, but I do have a bit of a saddle and as I gain weight and grow up a bit my saddle will show up more.  I have a docked tail.  Please help me find my forever home.

I will love you to the moon and back. 

Georgia (16-049-NY) 
Age: 5 years
DOB 24 Oct 2011
Weight:  55 pounds
State: New York
Contact:  Mark Howitz at 847-541-0166 or

Georgia is located in central Ohio.

Georgia had a great home in Michigan when her family moved to the big city – New York. All the noises and commotion were something she just wasn’t accustomed to compared to the quieter setting of the midwest. Also, a toddler was introduced to her world and she wasn’t sure what to make of that either. As a result, Georgia ended up back in rescue and is looking for a forever home in that quieter setting she used to enjoy so much.

She rides very well in cars, was great when being groomed, is completely housebroken, is crate trained but will complain if she doesn’t want to be confined, knows basic commands, walks well on leash but may pull if a tempting smell interests her, and is very friendly but can be cautious when meeting strangers for the first time. Once she accepts and trusts you, she is super and will let you do anything with her.

Georgia loves attention and will bark to ask for you to be with her. Going for walks is something Georgia really enjoys and will jump around with excitement when the leash is presented. She is not food aggressive with people but could be with other dogs nearby so she needs to be an only dog. Food is one of her favorite things and her foster mom says she eats faster than any dog she has ever seen. She is very protective. If a stranger approaches her while in her crate in the car, she will let them know that this is her property. She needs work on taking treats gently but this can be easily remedied. Slippery floors are not her favorite thing so a few throw rugs strategically placed will be needed. Overhead objects, such as ceiling fans or umbrellas, are scary to Georgia. She is not a licker or cuddler but can be very affectionate with her trusted humans. She is leery of younger children. She will make a great companion in the right home. If you are the right person for Georgia, please contact Mark to see if you are the forever home for her. 

Meredith (16-055-MI)

Age: 7-9 years (estimate)

Weight: 55 pounds

State: Michigan

Contact: Mark Howitz 847-541-0166 or

Hi. My name is Meredith. I was found as a stray and landed in a shelter. I lived outside most of the time but would love to be in a nice, warm house with a soft bed or couch. I have not received the best care over the years and am now receiving treatment so I will feel better when I finally get to my forever home. I have an enlarged heart and a grade two heart murmur. I am taking medicine for these. I also have some arthritis but the medicine I am taking makes me feel much better. Right now, my rear is still sensitive and being touched there is painful but that should be better with the medication. I have never been spayed so that will be taken care of shortly as well as a long overdue haircut. I walk nicely on a leash, but slowly for now. The people at the kennel say I am a sweetie. I would probably do best as an only dog since I have never had a chance to get used to being around other dogs. I will need some TLC but I can be a great friend if I only get the chance to feel better and spend some time with you. If you are the right match for me, please call Mark right away. I really want a forever home.