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If you are thinking about adopting a rescue Airedale from SOAR, we have made the adoption process easy to understand and getting started is simple.     Read more --->
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.

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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

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Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Zibby - Indiana (male)

Meredith - Michigan (female)

Dodger - Ohio (male)


Zibby - 14 months

Dodger - 2 years

Meredith - 7-9 years (estimate)



 Meredith (16-055-MI) - Adopted!

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.

UPDATE: Meredith has been spayed and had mammary tumors removed. Also, what was thought to be a grade two heart murmur has been diagnosed by a cardiologist as two minor valve leaks and the coughing was most likely kennel cough. One tumor is neither malignant nor benign. It should be watched but is not considered too serious.  All good news! She is now ready for her furever home.

 Zibby (16-061-IN) - Adopted!

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.

Dodger (17-001-TN) - Adoption Pending

Age: 2 years

Weight: 78 pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Chris Bettis at 501-231-4300 or

Dodger has been passed from owner, to rescue, to foster, to rescue again. You see, no one really understood this youngster and what he needed to be a good companion in a home.  Dodger was transferred to SOAR so he could work with an experienced trainer who could help us to better understand this wonderful boy.    

That trainer has had several weeks working with Dodger and has wonderful news to share with us.  First he said, Dodger is sweet and loving boy.  Dodger is smart and very trainable and happy to be told what a good boy he is after execution of the command.   We have attached several videos where he is being trained on ‘stay’ and ‘leave it’. He did amazing.  Now the training is being handled by different trainers to make sure he is respectful to others giving him instructions.

The trainer noted the following items that must be considered in his placement:

  • If Dodger thinks that he is not being monitored, he will slip back into some of his old habits-  crazy high energy, jumping up on humans, and acting alpha with some of the other dogs. This could lead to issues if not corrected promptly.  The trainer indicates that Dodger must have  strong alpha adopters or he will quickly take over.
  • The trainer says that Dodger’s training plan needs to continue after he leaves the facility.  The trainer will work with the adopters at his facility to show how to execute the commands he knows and he will provide a long term training plan.
  • Dodger must earn trust and be monitored during new situations.   

We believe that Dodger will make a wonderful companion to the right family. Dodger needs an experienced ADT alpha adopter. They  must set the bar high for Dodger and be diligent to monitor his behavior and activities.  They must commit to regular exercise as Dodger is young and energetic. They must be home more than away and committed to his continued training.  He seems to like middle aged kids but interactions with children must be monitored until Dodger earns trust.

Dodger and Trainer :

Dodger - nap and practice outside :

IMPORTANT: You must submit a SOAR Adoption Application to be considered as an adoptive home for all our rescues. You can find the Adoption Application here: