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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

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Second Chance

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SOAR's Cindi Mysyk Fund

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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

Bosco - 9 years

  Irish - 7.5 years


Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Illinois - Bosco (male)

Illinois - Dabby (female)

Michigan - Irish (male)

Michigan - Rose (female)

Ohio - Faith (female)

Ohio - Oaklee (male)

Ohio - Rufus (male)

Ohio - Tucker (male)


3 years - Rose (female)

4 years - Oaklee (male)

5 years - Dabby (female)

5 years - Tucker (male)

6 years - Rufus (male)

7.5 years - Irish (male)

8 years - Faith (female)

9 years - Bosco (male)

Dabby (14-025-IL)

Age: 5 years

Weight: 75 pounds

Sex: Female

State:  Illinois

Contact: Marcia Felton at 574-272-0888 or
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Dabby is a new girl in rescue.  She needs to find either a new foster or forever home as soon as possible.

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 countersurf…no begging at the table.  She walks well on a leash.

She had a cancerous tumor removed a while back and went through chemo and radiation.  As of her last checkup, she is doing great.  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.” 

Do you have a place for Dabby in your heart and home?



Rose (14-009-IL)

Age: 3 years

Weight: 75 pounds (approx)

Sex: Female

State:  Michigan

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

My name is Rose.  Just like the flower I am named after, I am a beautiful girl.  I absolutely LOVE people, belly rubs, ear scratches and any other form of affection that you can lay on me.  I have perfect house manners and enjoy chewing on my toys and ooohhhh my bed is so wonderful! 

Before you think I don’t have any vices, let me tell you some more about me.  I absolutely don’t like cats or other dogs but I am hoping that won’t deter you.  I prefer to be a companion to a special human who will love me to the moon.  I will pay them back with my undying devotion.  I still need a little work on my leash manners and will pull hard and bark if I see something that needs to be frightened off.  I love my walks though, and hope you will have time for several of them a day.

Please say that you want a girl just like me because I need to find a foster or forever home by the 25th of this month.  It won’t be hard to fall in love with me.  I have that special way with everyone I meet.



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: 58 pounds

Sex: Female

State:  Ohio

Contact: Lynn O’Shaughnessy, 517-546-8303, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sandy Check at 317-259-7701 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hi there!  My name is Faith and I am looking to win your heart.  My mom was so sad to see me go, but she knows that SOAR will find me the bestest home ever.  I lived with two Airedale brothers and two Airedale sisters. I only got along with my two brothers so I am hoping if you have another big dog, that he is a boy who likes big Airedale girls like me.  I do not like little dogs or cats except to consider them for lunch.  Yum.  I used to weigh 69 pounds but was down to 59 pounds when I went to the vet last week.  I really need to put on some pounds and hope you will help me with that once we connect.

I will give face washes and tail wags and love meeting new people.  My ideal new person?  Well, I would really like to be with someone who would not need to keep me in a crate for long periods of time.  You see, I am an escape artist and can get out of a fenced yard if not supervised and spent a good deal of time in a crate if no one had the time to go out with me and when no one was home.  I would be crazy, over-the-moon joyful if my new family had someone who could be home most of the time to tell me what a good girl I was and spend some time with me. 

My foster mom is working on my counter surfing skills.  Guess I won’t be doing that much longer.  I am afraid of loud noises and don’t much care for lawn mowers and weed eaters.  Hopefully I can settle down with you long before those things come out again. 

I would really like to show you that I can be your faithful friend.  I can’t wait for you to read about me and make the call that will change my life.

Faith needs a foster home or adoptive home as an only dog with no kids or cats.  She is also an escape artist and needs someone who would walk her rather than turn her out into a fenced yard.  She will jump a normal height fence in a heartbeat.  Can you help us out?

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'm a 7 year old male who is considered to be special needs. You see I was born bow legged and have displaced knee caps. I am currently on an exercise routine to rebuild my rear legs which have atrophied due to being spoiled to the point of obesity and lack of exercise. The human I loved passed away and now I'm looking for another to bond to. I've been through a lot so I need a family with lots of patience, one that will keep me on my pain medication and continue my exercise routine so I can get strong again. I'm very touchy about my feet. My nails were so over grown that they curled around into my pads. They are nice and short now, but I dont like anyone touching them. My foster Momma has built up trust with me and I now allow her to groom me alittle. I can’t stand on a grooming table so she has me lay in the yard which I like. I can’t run like a normal dog but I do have the cutest waddling lope and like to play with balls. I walk on leash nicely but will pull you if I see something interesting. I need to have a home all to myself as I have proven to be unpredictable around my foster Momma's dogs and cats. A furever home with no dogs, cats or children would be best. Again I have been thru alot and need an extra special family to love me through my senior years. I hope that will be with you.


Tucker (14-014-OH) - Adoption Pending

Age: 5 years

Weight: 95 pounds

Sex: Male

State:  Ohio

Contact: Marsha Roush at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 937-477-5725
Meet Tucker, a true gentle giant.  Tucker was rescued from a very bad situation where he was chained to the back of a dark, dank barn for three years.  He came out of that barn with a loving, happy attitude, but needs additional help and guidance in becoming the terrific Airedale we all know he can be.  He has made great strides, and is learning to love and trust the humans that surround him.  Tucker loves his people, gets along with other dogs, but we have not tested him with cats.  He is a great car rider and is getting better and better about meeting new people and accepting all the attention he gets with his handsome looks and gentlemanly demeanor.  He is currently a bit overweight, but he is eating a lower caloric food and getting more exercise walking on the leash and playing with other dogs.  His ideal weight should be around 95 pounds.  His ideal home would be one with someone home most of the time, as he loves the company and he can continue on his housebreaking schedule.  Who would want to leave this wonderful guy anyway?  Please contact Marsha if you want more information and would like to meet Tucker.

Rufus (14-015-OH) - Adoption Pending

Age: 8 years

Weight: 85 pounds

Sex: Male

State:  Ohio

Contact:Lynn O’Shaughnessy, 517-546-8303, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My name is Rufus and I am looking for a new place to call home.  I am hoping my cute ears will get you hooked.  My mom is not able to give me the exercise that I need and did a very loving thing to ask SOAR to help me find a new home.  I like other dogs both big and small.  I like the cat that I live with, but may need some time to get used to yours if you have one.  Fetch is my very favorite game and I like to stick my head out the window when I ride in the car.  I could also use some walks.  Actually I love walks…especially if there are squirrels to see and people to visit with.  Did I mention that I am housebroken and crate trained?

I hope you don’t have a postman that comes to your door.  I will go nuts and throw all the pillows off the sofa and do my best to let him know he is the enemy.  I also don’t like thunderstorms or motorcycles…but hope you can make me feel secure with your family.

I would like to sleep in your bedroom with you at night.  If I could curl up next to you on the floor, I would be in heaven.  I haven’t had any formal training, but I do know sit and stay.  I have been known to steal food…just giving you fair warning.  Well, what are you waiting for?  Give the nice ladies at SOAR a call!


Bosco (14-004-IN)

Age: 9 years

Weight: 76 pounds

Sex: Male

State:  Illinois

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

Bosco does well with female dogs, but not other males, small dogs, or cats.  He prefers not to share his baby Kong toys or bones, as they give him great comfort).

He's been on a feeding/drinking schedule, as well as a potty schedule so I consider him house broken and has had no accidents - but he will need to continue with a schedule in his forever home.  He would be best in a home with a fenced yard, no cats, and no other male dogs.  It is very important his new home has someone who doesn't work full time, possibly where someone works from home or a retired family. Bosco cannot be crated or confined to a small room.  He has anxiety issues in a confined space when his people aren't with him.  He did just fine with his foster family having run of the house while they were out.  He enjoys having a window to look out or a glass patio door to watch the outside world while you're away.  The vet recommended anti-anxiety medication on a long-term basis to help him with his anxiety.

Bosco had wonderful success while in the care of his foster family and he deserves a forever home.  He is so loving and such a precious boy.  Bosco used to be an outdoor boy and now he loves being with his humans.  He loves the option of going in and out of the house. 

Bosco loves going outside for walks to the field or a walk in the subdivision.  He is great on leash – very gentle – and he stays close to you.  He is more interested in people-watching and dogs than showing any interest in squirrels, rabbits, or birds. He enjoys following my son on his skateboard around the block.

Bosco loves to relax on the couch next to you and will bring his toys and bones on the couch with him. He loves to follow you around the house. He sleeps next to my bed on the floor lined with a rug and blanket, and his "baby."

Bosco has no food aggression.  While on 1500/mg daily of Glucosime Chondroiton, he's benefitted tremendously and can easily go up and down stairs and onto the couch without any assistance.  He is a loving gentle boy for sure.