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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. 

Click here for details.

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

Zibby - Indiana (male)

Meredith - Michigan (female)

Georgia - Ohio (female)

Roland - Michigan (male)


Roland - 9 months

Zibby - 14 months

Georgia - 5 years

Meredith - 7-9 years (estimate)


Georgia (16-049-NY) - Adopted!
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.

Roland (16-056-OH) - Adopted!

Age: 9 months

Weight: 40 pounds

State: Michigan

Contact: Mark Howitz at 847-541-0166 or or Lynn O'Shaughnessy at 517-546-8303 or

Cute little Roland is looking for his new home!  He is what is called a redline Airedale.  He is sweet, he loves to cuddle, he loves to give kisses, he plays great with other dogs...especially his Oorang-sized foster brother.  He gets along great with kids.  He lived with young kids and his foster home has kids over the age of 6.  He can be a bit exhuberant for toddlers...but he is still a puppy himself!  He likes to be by everybody and if he's not by you, his second most favorite place is in the yard.

Give us a jingle and make his day!  Roland is waiting....


 Zibby (16-061-IN)

Age: 14 months

Weight: 50 pounds

State: Indiana

Contact: Marcia Felton at 574-272-0888 or

Zibby was with his previous owners since he was a pup, but he was just too much for them to handle. He is just over a year old and weighs about 48 pounds. He is in good health and is house trained as well as crate trained. He needs some brushing up on how to walk on a leash and to understand what NO means.

Zibby likes other dogs his size. We don't know what he thinks about cats. He will be spending some time with a trainer to brush up on his manners. He is very active and might be the perfect candidate for agility work. He will need to go to an Airedale experienced home with no small children.