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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

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2016 Aire Affaire Event

April 30, 2016

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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

Bentley - Ohio (male)

Buddy - Illinois (male)


Bentley - 14 months (male)

Buddy - 6.5 years (male)

Buddy (16-030-IL) - Adopted!
Age: 6.5 years, DOB 1 Oct 2009
Weight: 70 pounds
State: Illinois
Contact:   Mark Howitz at 847-541-0166 or

Buddy has been living in a fabulous home and loving it until a newborn was introduced to his world. He has shown aggression towords the baby so it was decided he had to go. He is also very dog aggressive so when on walks, he needs to avoid them. Buddy loves to chase his ball and run and play in his fenced backyard.  He has learned to be OK at the groomer and vet, loves to go for car rides, and especially loves men. He has never shown anything but tail wags, licks, and affection for his adult humans. Buddy has a typical Airedale prey drive so no other animals in the home is a must.

If you have a fenced yard, are home most of the day, are an adult family, have no other pets, and are Airedale experienced, Buddy will make a wonderful friend. Please contact Mark ASAP if you have room in your home and heart for a guy that really needs a break. By the way, he is also cute as can be.

Bentley (16-020-OH) - Adopted!
Age: 14 months
Weight:  68 pounds
State: Ohio
Contact:   Mary O'connell at 513-543-5700 or
or Marsha Roush at 937-477-5725 or
My name is Bentley. They say people and doggies with my name are highly imaginative, intuitive, and have personal independence.  Yep! That’s me!  

I went to what I thought was going to be my new forever home, but it didn’t work out after a few days, so I’m back with my buddies at the training kennel.  To tell you the truth, I am happy to be back here with my trainer, Michael, but now I really want to go to my new forever home.   I am continuing to get the training and discipline to be a dog that can live calmly and be trusted by my new family.   My trainer says there’s hope I can grow up to be the well-mannered, loving Airedale I was meant to be. 

I lived with a 13 year old Schnauzer who didn’t like me much and I didn’t like her either when she tried to pull the “alpha” card on me.  I don’t like cats and other small animals and critters. I now enjoy playing with another dog. There was a little Airedale girl dog I played with and even had as a roommate for a few days.  She taught me a lot, but a few times,  I became growly.  Supervisors who were watching us didn’t know why and I didn’t either, but I sat down and chilled immediately when called on my behavior. Now my “girlfriend” has gone to a new home, but I didn’t get to go with her, so I hope my turn is next. 

I promise to love (I’m a great kisser), honor, and obey in my new home, all I need is a chance to show what I have learned and continue my education with my new family.

Note from rescue:  After a lot of observation and a trial with a family, Bentley would probably do best with a, strong, Airedale savvy, single person who is on the same page as far as my discipline, life structure, and continued training needs are concerned.  Bentley really needs to be in a very structured environment, with someone who is committed to loving him, understands his weaknesses, and will work on continuing his socialization.  He knows all his commands, will come when called, loves to play ball, will wait for his “okay” to eat, as well as be released from commands.  He will share with another dog under supervision.   He may do well as an only dog as long as his person is around most of the time.  He seems to behave when left free-range in the house as long as it isn’t for too long a period – up to four hours - and could be tested to see how he does for longer periods of time.  He needs a strong person, (or a couple who are totally on the same page as far as understanding his behavior patterns), who knows and understands that if an Airedale gets growly or snarly, what to do to let him know that behavior won’t be tolerated.   If he is allowed to be the alpha it doesn’t work.  Airedale people reading this will understand.