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If you are thinking about adopting a rescue Airedale from SOAR, we have made the adoption process easy to understand and getting started is simple.     Read more --->
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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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

None at this time


None at this time


Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Annie - Ohio

Bruno - Ohio

Champ - Ohio

Bruno - 3 years

Champ - ~4 years

Annie - ~5 years


CHAMP  19-030-IL

Age: estimated 4 years

Weight: 69 pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Lynn O'Shaughnessy at 517-546-8303 or

My name is Champ, although sometimes my foster dad calls me Moonshine.  Quite frankly, I don’t care what he calls me…I come no matter what because I love being around people.  I just came into rescue from a breeder and I am getting used to this retired life.  I weigh 69 pounds and am 29 inches at the shoulder but everyone is telling me I need to gain about  15 to 20 pounds.  They say I am skinny, but I would rather think of myself as a lean machine! Because of my size, I would not do well with small children.  If you have a cat, well…cats are on my menu…yum!  If you have another dog, I like to dominate them.  My foster dad says I would be best as an only dog and that suits me just fine.  I would much rather have all the attention from my people that they can lavish on me.

I do well on a leash once I trained my foster dad to take me out for a walk by myself.  My foster dad is working with me on housebreaking and I am beginning to catch on.  I am not really that food motivated, but pay some attention to me and I am all yours!  I just got groomed and I feel great!  The only thing my foster dad tells me I need to do yet is get something called a neuter.  He won’t explain to me what it is, but it will be happening sometime in early January.

Would you like to be my new people?  If so, you will want to get an application in for me.  Let’s connect!


BRUNO  19-046-OH

Age: 3 years (DOB 4 July 2016)

Weight: 76 pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Lynn O'Shaughnessy at 517-546-8303 or

Bruno is a high energy Airedale who needs a job!  He is one who would benefit from regular walks and exercise along with some training.  He might even be good at some of the dog sports that are popular now.  He is strong, which is why it would be best if he got some training and lots of activity with his new family.

Bruno likes other dogs…in fact we will be looking for his new family to have another dog for him to play with.  He loves kids and people also and may want to snuggle in bed with you.  He HATES cats, though, so none of those at his new home. 

Bruno is an escape artist.  He has been known to flatten himself and squeeze through the bottom of a chain link fence like nobody’s business.  Your fence would need to be very secure.  He loves to be outdoors.  He does not like to be crated and had sever separation anxiety earlier in his life.  Now, he does fine at home without being crated.  He does not mind being kenneled and loves it when he has an indoor/outdoor run.

Does Bruno sound like the right dog for you?  He is waiting…

ANNIE  19-036-OH
     Adoption Pending

Age: estimated 5 years

Weight: 55 pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Lynn O'Shaughnessy at 517-546-8303 or

Annie just had a litter of pups and is looking to retire with a wonderful new family.  She would be fine with another dog buddy to play with…and even likes cats. She is freshly groomed and has an appointment to be spayed soon.  Here is what her foster dad has to say.

“Annie is very shy, a little skittish doesn't like any loud noises. Gets along with all three of my dogs. The cat doesn't seem to bother her. I didn't sleep well the first couple of nights.  She would wake up every couple hours and bark but she didn't want out, just wanted attention.  I bought an air mattress and set it up by her crate, now she sleeps through the night. She's definitely a people person likes to be with me all the time. I think she would fit into any home.

Annie is adapting  very well to house life. No accidents in the house. She loves lounging in the TV room and taking naps.  Here she is worn out from playing.”

Please consider giving Annie the love she deserves.