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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

Fund raising with star power. 

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Second Chance

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SOAR's Cindi Mysyk Fund

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2015 Aire Affaire Event

June 27, 2015

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Layla's Fund helps adoptive families with unexpected expenses.
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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

Irish - 8.5 years


Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Indiana - Luna (female)

Michigan - Irish (male)


2.5 years - Luna (female)

8.5 years - Irish (male)

Irish (14-013-OH)
Age: 8.5 years
Weight: 77 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
WANTED: Human male adopter to bond with!

My name is Irish and I'm 8.5 years young.  My life changed suddenly about a year ago when my elderly human male died and I found myself uprooted and put into rescue.  Man, did I miss him, but the nice people at SOAR seemed to understand.  While they began helping me adjust mentally, they told me I needed some TLC for my physical ailments also.  I had several different infections and was in a lot of pain with my displaced knee caps due to having bowed rear legs.  They promised me they would help me find another human male to love again, but the first order of business was to address my physical pain.

With SOAR's backing and my foster momma's help, I met some very nice ladies at the Animal Rehab Facility in Dexter. They put me through the paces with many different exercises which included the hydro treadmill.  I didn’t think I would like the water that much, but it was nice and warm and made me feel good while I worked out.  You oughta see my muscles now!  They also treated me to cold laser treatments and chiropractic adjustments.  I never thought that cracking my bones would make such a difference but now I like those the best.  Dr. Mary works magic with her hands!  Boy have I learned a lot!

You can view a video of my transformation on the link below. I am the handsome one in case you can’t tell.  ;-) 

My foster momma takes me for several walks each day.  I'm very well behaved on leash and pride myself on sniffing out rodents.  I wasn't a touchy feely kinda guy before coming into rescue as I was in pain from my condition, but with my foster momma's patience and encouraging words, I now enjoy being groomed.  I am a very handsome boy and she knows how to bring out the best in a guy!  

Even though I have foster doggie siblings, I'd much rather have a home all to myself, except for a human male to bond with, of course!  My foster momma has been great but she can tell I am missing a man presence in my life.  I promise I'll even share my male human with his significant other.  I absolutely love car rides, walks where I can explore new places, being silly with my big red plastic ball toys, and meeting new people.  However, I need dedicated, patient humans willing to love me as I am.  After all, I gotta be me.  In return I will show you never ending loyalty and appreciation.  

Will you be the one to help me make new memories?

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

Luna (14-050-IN) 

Age: 2.5 years 

Weight: 47 pounds 

Sex: Female 

State:  Indiana 

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

My name is Luna.  I am a 2.5 year old female.  I am on the small side at 47 pounds and just under 20 inches tall.   For the past 2 to 3 months, I have been working to become the best, strongest me I can be.  I am physically stronger and my foster family says I am the sweetest girl and very easy to love - so it looks like my work is paying off!  

I love to go for walks.  When I see a leash come out my tail pops up and I patiently wait to be hooked up.  I promise to walk right by your side with no pulling or jumping around.  I am house broken,  crate trained (with a bit of coaxing to get in still), and I love to go for car rides.  My foster mom says she’s never had such a delightful passenger.  A fenced yard and a ball are all I need to have a good time outside because I will play as long as you can throw.  Bouncy balls are my favorite toys (inside or out).  Being in the yard to watch and chase squirrels is my favorite pastime.  I have lived with 6+ dogs in each of my previous homes.  My foster home has 2 dogs, and I like the smaller number best so far - another dog in the house gives me comfort. 

The first 2 years of my life were filled with commotion, disorganization, lots of noise, and minimal human interaction.  Humans are less scary to me now than they were a few months ago, but I am still standoffish to new people.  Unexpected noises and loud voices do startle me, but as I learn the sounds of a house, and things become routine, I know I will relax more. I hope that if you have children, that they are older children who will be respectful of my hips.

NOTE FROM LUNA'S FOSTER MOM: Luna has been receiving therapy for hip issues, and is feeling ever so much better now that her pain is managed. Luna is a calm Airedale, and is looking for a similar type home that will be able to continue with her therapy.  She enjoys walks, humans that sit on the floor with her, getting a good hip/back scratch, Kong squeaky balls, car rides, and lounging in the yard.  A fenced yard, and a dog with a similar demeanor would surely make her smile.