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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

Faith - 8 years


Irish - 7.5 years


Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Illinois - Dabby (female)

Michigan - Irish (male)

Ohio - Faith (female)

Ohio - Oaklee (male)

Ohio - Rufus (male)


4 years - Oaklee (male)

5 years - Dabby (female)

6 years - Rufus (male)

7.5 years - Irish (male)

8 years - Faith (female)

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: 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, 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!  Her foster parents are working on her housebreaking (almost perfect), leash manners (getting much better), and are taking her for lots of walks.  She needs a yard with 6' privacy fencing because she can jump a 4' fence like a gazelle (not bad for an eight year old lady) 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 lead line.  She is crate trained although is not crazy about spending a lot of time in it.  She tries to counter surf occasionally but quickly stops when told NO.  She doesn't beg during meal time.  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 the SOAR person listed above.

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.

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!