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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

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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.

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

Archie - Michigan

Bobby - Michigan

Cricket - Michigan

Theo - Michigan

Archie - 10 months

Cricket - 1 year, 5 months

Bobby - 1 year, 7 months

Theo - 5 years, 4 months

Cricket 18-020-MI
     Adoption Pending

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.

Archie 18-031-MI

Age: 10 months

DOB: 02/17/2018

Weight: 65 pounds

State: Michigan

Contact: Mark Howitz at or

Archie is a great looking red line Airedale pup that loves to play. He can play a little too rough so he needs someone to tell him when it’s time to back off a bit. He has the usual youngster energy and needs an outlet for this energy. Another youngish, good sized dog to help dissipate this energy would be just what the doctor ordered. Wrestling with another dog is something he really enjoys. He is a tall, lanky fellow who will fill out as he continues to grow. He loves to be around his people and gets some separation anxiety if left alone for more than two or three hours. His solution – chew something – usually not what he is supposed to chew. We are not sure how he would be around cats or small dogs. Probably too much for either one. With his level of enthusiasm, small children are probably not a good idea.

The ideal home for Archie would be one with an above ground fenced yard, someone who is home most of the time, has another good sized dog to play with and one where he can be taught the boundaries of the home. Continued training will be a must. He is a great guy who will only get better as he matures. If this sounds like the dog for you, please call Mark ASAP.

Bobby 18-035-MI

Age: 1 year, 7 months

DOB: 05/19/2017

Weight: 90 pounds

State: Michigan

Contact: Mark Howitz at or

Bobby is a typical, young Airedale full of youngster energy. He knows basic command like sit, stay and lay down. He still needs some work on leash behavior but is improving. He is adapting well to his foster family and plays well with his foster six year old, female, Airedale “sister”. He is very curious and wants to learn and needs plenty of physical activity to burn some of that energy. While away, he has been crated. He is not thrilled with going into the crate but goes along begrudgingly.

Bobby can be mouthy when playing but is improving. He needs a strong hand to make him listen and proper behavior needs to be consistently administered. The rougher the play, the mouthier he gets. He is great around their older children but would probably be too much for very young children. He could accidently launch them into the next zip code as he rounds a corner at mach three. He was great at the vet recently and is fine at the groomers.

He gets along fine with other dogs (no cats) but he could prove to be a bit much for older dogs that aren’t up to his puppy energy. He is a food hog and tries to eat the other dogs dinner but feeding him at a distance cures that issue.

Bobby is a great, young Airedale who will need an above ground fenced yard to run in, people who are home most of the time, Airedale experience and someone who will continue his training and be firm and consistent in teaching him his boundaries. If Bobby sounds like your next new best friend, contact Mark at the information listed above.