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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

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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

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 - Dillon (male)


2.5 years - Dillon (male)

7.5 years - Irish (male)

8 years - Buffy (female)


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. 



Dillon - (14-045-OH) - Adoption Pending
Age:  2.5 years (Birthdate 3/12/12)
Weight:  75 Pounds
Sex:  Male
State:  Ohio
Contact:  Marsha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 937-477-5725 or MaryO at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 513-543-5700
Hello, Airedale lovers.  My name is Dillon.  I think I was named after my hero, Sheriff Matt Dillon, as I'm a big, strong, handsome Aire-boy who will play with you and protect you and your family, friends, and anybody else who will pay attention to me.  You see, I lived outside for the first two years of my life, so all I really want is a warm bed, good food, and lots of attention.  I like kids who are taller than I am (age 10 years and up) and wouldn't mind having another big dog to play with.  I don't pay much attention to kitty cats, but I will catch a critter or two if they come into my space.  There is a nice guy named Mike who has been paying a lot of attention to me lately, teaching me what I need to know to live inside, walk nice on a leash, and do all the stuff that makes people say, "Good Dog!"  I heard him say I was a blank slate (I guess that's a good thing) when I first met him, so I'm easy to teach new manners.  I'm even great riding in a car!  You will even get a video showing where I started and where I am with my training.  I would definitely like to continue working with you on my obedience training.  Please give Marsha or Mary a call or email if you would like more information.