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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.

2015 Engagement Calendar

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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.

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

Buffy - 8 years


Buffy - 8 years

Irish - 7.5 years


Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Arkansas - Buffy (female)

Michigan - Irish (male)

Ohio - Cosmo (male)

Ohio - Samantha (female)


6.75 years - Samantha (female)

7.5 years - Irish (male)

8 years - Buffy (female)

8.75 years - Cosmo (male)

Samantha (aka Sam)

Age: 6.75

Date of Birth: 1/30/2008

Weight: 70 pounds

Sex: Female

State: Ohio

Contact: Marsha at 937-477-5725 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Mary at 513-543-5700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hi.  My name is Sam and the sign on the picture to the right helps explain why I am looking for a forever home.  My mom and dad became the happy parents of a new baby so now they have two small children and do not have enough time to give me.  I am a very well behaved and smart girl though I get a little excited when I meet new people and I still have enough energy to keep up with younger dogs.  I am good with other dogs, big and small, but I do not like cats.  I am slso good with kids and would like if they're at least 10 years old.  I am housebroken aand will go to the door or whimper when I need to go out.  I can even turn on a touch-lamp with my nose to let you know I'd like to go outside.  I am very smart!  I would love to have a fenced yard and someone to play with.  I walk well on a leash, love going to the dog park to play, and I am a good watch dog - though I don't bark unless necessary.  If you would like more information about me, please contact Marsha or Mary.

Cosmo (14-046-MI)

Age: 8.75

Date of Birth: 1/26/2006

Weight: 95 pounds

Sex: Male

State: Ohio

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 Cosmo and I am a sweetheart. I love car rides, am housebroken, walk well on a leash, love people and older children, and other dogs as long as they are respectful and don’t bark at me when I meet them. I have lived my whole life with my human but they had to move and couldn’t take me with them. My first foster mom was very sad to see me move on because she said I was such a great guy. I’m up to date on all my shots, micro-chipped, and in good health. I could stand to lose some weight and my new food should help with that. I used to be on thyroid medicine but when I changed foods, that problem went away. I loved my first human and am looking for another family to share my love. Please open your home to a great guy who just needs a place melt your heart. One last thing, as you can see, I am a looker. If you can find a place for Cosmo, please contact Mark for complete details.

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.

Click on the word "Post" for a Facebook video of Irish

Buffy - (14-024-AR)

Age:  8 Years

Weight:  55 pounds

Sex:  Female

State:  Arkansas

Contact:  Chris Bettis 501-231-4300 or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When Buffy first came into rescue, the neglect was obvious. She was so sad looking and her eyes said, “How can humans be so unkind?” Buffy had a long journey before her to mend her health and emotional issues. But now all of her previous health issues have been addressed and she is ready to have her own forever home. Buffy did not receivethe care she should have in her early days so while she is only eight years old, she is on a few maintenance medications but costs are less than $20 a month,   

Buffy is happiest when her people are home.  She really is a bit of a couch potato and loves to sit with you while you watch TV or read a book.  Buffy loves to go for short walks and go with you on car rides. She will hang out with you while you garden or follow you around while you cook or clean. She longs to be the only dog - the Queen of Sheba and the apple of your eye.  She wants attention, she is inquisitive about new house activities, she'll bark at people, dogs and cats walking by the house, but then she will might just go lie down and rest.  She likes soft dog beds as her joints are a bit stiff. She doesn't get up on furniture or beds - unless you help her up and she doesn't chew or dig.  

Buffy has hearing out of one ear only, so we are looking for a quiet home, with not too many steps and without frequent small or young, active children around. She likes to chase the squirrels so a fence is a must!  She is like many of us empty nesters - she likes her routine, peace and quiet, a bit of petting and loving along with a good meal and a nice place to sleep!  Is that asking too much in her later years?  I think not!

If you think that Buffy might be your next forever companion, please give me a call or email me.