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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.

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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2018 Aire Affaire Event

April 28, 2018

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Layla's Fund helps adoptive families with unexpected expenses.
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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

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Airedales for Adoption by State


Airedales for Adoption by Age

Cricket - Michigan

Theo - Michigan

Winston - Ohio

Cricket - 1 year, 5 months

Winston - 5 years

Theo - 5 years, 4 months

Winston 18-0XX-OH

Age: 5 years

Weight: 97 pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Heather Estlow at
or 814-327-5657

Winston is a five year old male Airedale who was surrendered due to no fault of his own. He's a very big boy at 97 pounds! He's very affectionate and sweet. He loves people and likes to greet them by jumping on them and walking in and out of their legs.
Winston does sit and ride nicely in the car. He could use some leash training though because his former owners did not walk him.
Big Winston is also a counter surfer.
He will need an Airedale experienced home with someone dedicated to give him some direction.
He likes other dogs and has even been to doggie day care.
He doesn't like sharing his food with them though, so he will need to be fed separately. He does not like cats or small children.
Winston will also need muzzled to be bathed or groomed.
If you think you may be the right home for Winston, please contact Heather.

Cricket 18-020-MI

Age: 1 year 5 months

DOB: 4/24/2017

Weight: 52 pounds

State: Michigan

Contact: Mark Howitz at or

Cricket is a very energetic, young Airedale and will need someone who can help her burn some of that youngster energy. She still needs work on housebreaking but is very smart and she is eager to please her humans. Cricket knows basic commands – sit, down, and shake. She is learning leave it and stay. Cricket loves her walks. She is practicing walking on a leash, and once she settles down, she will walk with a slack leash. Continuing with her obedience training will be a must in order to mold her into that great companion that we know she can be.

Cricket is good with other larger dogs but can sometimes play a little rough like many Airedales. If she is to go to a home with another dog, it would have to be a laid back, non-alpha dog and a meet and greet would be required.

She is a bit of an escape artist so vigilance is required to make sure that she doesn’t have an opportunity to bolt. Cricket is very clever. She has demonstrated the ability to open a typical screen door as well as open drawers. Cricket loves tasty treats and she is very food motivated. She has made great progress on counter surfing but she needs a strong owner to set limits on acceptable house manners. Cricket was trained on an invisible fence so I believe she would train to one with the right diligence.

On leash, she can sometimes bark at other dogs but usually just ignores them. Cricket has a typical Airedale prey drive and hates cats and small critters. She does not care for being crated but accepts it when left alone but can escape from a typical wire crate. She has been trained to sit and wait to be released from her crate. She is very affectionate with her people and loves to be with them but plays a bit too enthusiastically for small children.

The ideal home for Cricket will have someone home most of the time, an above ground fenced yard, Airedale experience owners, and someone who has the time to train and exercise her. If you think Cricket is the match you have been waiting for, contact Mark right away. She won’t be available for long.

Theo 18-033-OH

Age: 5 years, 4 months

DOB: 8/05/2013

Weight: 70 pounds

State: Michigan

Contact: Mark Howitz at or

Theo is currently with our trainer but is now ready for a furever home. He was surrendered for not adapting to the one-year-old child who is now mobile. Our trainer tells us that he has shown no signs of any aggression since he has been with her. He is an average sized Airedale at 70 pounds but needs to lose at least five. Theo is housebroken, loves car rides, is fine on-leash and well-mannered on walks. He would do best in a home with a fenced yard, no small children, and another laid back female dog for companionship.

If given the opportunity, Theo will want to take charge. It is important that his new home understands that they need to continue his training in obedience classes. He is smart and learns quickly but needs guidance as to his place in the home.

Theo is a great guy and just needs the right environment to succeed. If you think you are the right match for Theo, please contact Mark right away.