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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.

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SOAR's Diana Muldaur Fund

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Second Chance

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SOAR's Cindi Mysyk Fund

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2014 Aire Affaire Event

Plans have already started for the 2014 event on April 26th.
April 26, 2014

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Airedales for Adoption



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

Faith - 8 years


Irish - 7.5 years


Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Illinois - Dabby (female)

Michigan - Irish (male)

Ohio - Daisy (female)

Ohio - Faith (female)

Ohio - Oaklee (male)

Ohio - Spike (male)


3 Years - Spike (male)

4 years - Oaklee (male)

5 years - Dabby (female)

5 years - Daisy (female)

7.5 years - Irish (male)

8 years - Faith (female)


Spike (14-032-OH)
Age:  3 Years
Weight:  60 pounds
Sex:  Male
State:  Ohio
Contact:  Marsha Roush at 937-477-5725 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hi, everyone!  My name is Spike and I am a happy guy!  I was tied to a 3' chain outside with very little care but was rescued and taken away from that place.  Now I'm looking for a great family to call my own.  I haven't had many friends in my short life so I'm really looking for someone to bond with.  I give lots of kisses and love to be petted.  I'm also learning how to play with toys.  I keep my kennel clean and wait until I go outside to do my "business."  I also know to do my business when I'm on the leash.  I was groomed for the first time - boy, that was scary but it sure felt good.  I'm not used to all that attention.  The shelter where I came from said I was good with older kids and didn't pay much attention to the kitties there.  I would probably be too rambunctious for the little ones under 8 years old.  I also don't pay much attention to all of the dogs barking at me at the kennel and would probably like to have a play buddy. My favorite thing right now is running around the yard - I love my new freedom.  I probably need some obedience training as no one has really worked with me before on manners, but I'm a very fast learner, especially when there are treats involved.  If you would like more information about me or to meet me, please contact Marsha.  She has visited with me and thinks I'm a happy, handsome, fun guy.


Daisy (14-033-OH)

Age: 5 years

Weight: 72 pounds

Sex: female

State: Ohio

Contact:  Mary O’Connell at 513-543-5700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hello. My name is Daisy. I am a five year old, sweet, pretty, girl that needs a new forever home.   I am spayed, up-to-date on shots, and heartworm negative.  Whatever that means, but that’s what the man in white coat they called a “vet” said!   Also, the groomer and I got along fine.  I love being around humans as long as they are taller than me, but no small/young children. I also lived with a furry thing they called a cat.  It never bothered me as it slept most of the time and didn’t have any claws so I didn’t get scratched when I chased it.  I know all my commands, am trained to the Invisible Fence, and my foster mom says I mind pretty well.  I have to go to a home where I will not be locked up, either in a crate or small room as I have a bad case of claustrophobia.  As long as I can go out, like through a doggie door, or at least have run of the house, I can be left alone as long as it isn’t for too long, as I get lonesome.  With my latest life changes I tend to get afraid if I'm by myself for long periods.  Right now, I’m living with Sammie Aire-girl, and as long as she stays away from my food, I like her okay.  She pretty much just hangs out and is not a threat to me. At first, I’m a little defensive around other big doggies, but when I get to know them, I’m fine.  In a perfect world, though, I would like to be only dog.  I do itch a little at times, especially during allergy season so I need grain-free food.  Of course, if you just fed me milk bones and popcorn, I’d be happy and if you scratch my tush once in a while - my sweet spot - I’d think I was in heaven.

If I can live with you, I promise I will love, honor, and obey forever and ever!


Dabby (14-025-IL)

Age: 5 years

Weight: 75 pounds

Sex: Female

State:  Illinois

Contact: Ed Stuebe at 708-728-0102 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dabby was originally surrendered to SOAR because she did not get along with the Welsh in the family.  However, she gets along great with her foster dad’s three Airedale girls.  Yes, that is FOUR Airedale girls all getting along. <g> Here is some more of what her foster dad had to say.

“Dabby is 5 years old and is about 75 pounds.  She is more of a blond Airedale, not the reddish ones we sometimes see.  She is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her shots.  Dabby is housebroken, and obedience trained.  She has an elevated PVC bed and knows “go to your bed”.  She does not counter surf…no begging at the table.  She walks well on a leash.  She shares toys and tennis balls with my dogs and plays tug with them.  She does not have any food issues and will share the water bowl with my dogs.  She loves people  and will sometimes be underfoot just to be near you.”

Dabby was very much attached to the man in her previous family and really likes her foster dad.  Foster dad feels that she should have a man in her life again in her new family.  It would also be best if she didn’t have little dogs in her new life, although she seems to get along with dogs her own size.  No small children either please.  Perhaps ages 8 and up would be okay.

Dabby had a cancerous tumor removed a while back and went through chemo and radiation.  As of her last checkup, she is doing great.  She also has Wilson’s disease, which is the body’s inability to process copper.  What this means is that she needs to take a prescription drug for the rest of her life.  This prescription is very expensive here in the US, but SOAR obtained almost a three month supply through Canada Drug that only cost $205.  The previous family had done their research and Canada Drug is indeed the least expensive way to go.  As of Dabby’s last blood workup, she is doing fabulous on her meds for Wilson’s disease.

Do you have a place for Dabby in your heart and home?  She is a sweet girl who enjoys lovin’.


Oaklee  (14-027-AR) - Adoption Pending

Age: 4 years

Weight: 90 pounds

Sex: Male

State: Ohio

Contact: Marsha Roush - 937-477-5725 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet Oaklee.  He is a very handsome fellow looking for a new home.  He is a gentle giant and weighs 90 pounds, although he could lose some weight to get his waistline back.  He has a long, undocked tail.  He is housebroken, trustworthy in the house, and loves his humans.  He walks well on the leash and loves car rides.  Oaklee loves his chew bones and is very loyal, cuddly, and playful.  He was living with two Airedales in his previous home but decided he didn't want to share the attention with the 13 year old Airedale so it would be best if he was in a home with no other dogs or cats.  If you want like more information, please contact Marsha.


Faith (14-005-IN)

Age: 8 years

Weight: 68 pounds

Sex: Female

State:  Ohio

Contact:  Mary O'Connell at 513-543-5700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Hi, everyone.  This is Faith with new photos and an update on her life.  She is in a new foster home and loves it, but would really like to find her forever home!  She is housebroken and loves her walks and car rides.  She walks on one side of her foster dad when they go for walks, no zig-zagging.  If she sniffs too long, all foster Dad has to do is snap his fingers twice and they are one their way.  She goes to bed when she's told to go to bed and she loves her bed.   Once she finds her forever family, she will really be a loyal dog.  She has bonded with her foster family and follows them around a lot.  She comes when she is called or hears a whistle.  She needs a yard with a 6' privacy fence because she can jump a 4' fence like a gazelle and climbs chain link fencing.  Or, if you do not have a fence, she loves to spend time with you outside on her leash or a long line.  She is crate trained although she doesn't need to spend time in it.  She doesn't beg during meal times.  She loves her humans and prefers being your only dog as she craves all of your attention.  She would rather not share her home with cats either.  She has gone to the dog park and plays with other dogs, but she is a little rough and some other dogs don't understand or like the way she plays.  Faith loves people and enjoys the attention she receives from the neighbors.  She is an easy going girl that enjoys hanging out with her family and sleeping on her comfy bed.  If you need more information on Faith, please contact Mary.

Irish (14-013-OH)

Age: 7.5 years

Weight: 83 pounds

Sex: Male

State:  Michigan

Contact: Mark Howitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-541-0166

My name is Irish and I am a 7.5 - 8 year old male that is considered special needs. You see, I was born with bowed rear legs that are also unnaturally straight which causes my knee caps to displace. Despite my physical limitations I am your typical happy, vocal, strong, and spirited Airedale that enjoys meeting new people. I love to play with my big, red ball and go for leisurely walks. The human I adored passed away, and I now find myself looking for a loving, patient furever home. My foster momma says I would thrive best in an Airedale experienced home with no other dogs, cats, or children.