I Believe… Two very powerful words. Words that inspire others, define a moment, or simply enchant a child.
I Believe that this time of year is magical and very inspirational. It tends to bring out the best in people. 2014 has seen some very special families extend their love and welcome our rescue Airedales into their homes. Over twenty percent of the Airedales we placed this year were age seven or older, with the oldest being thirteen. Casey (shown to the left) lost her home to very unfortunate circumstances. Her new family did not hesitate to say yes to fostering her when asked ... then adopting her. These are the kind of foster failure stories that are magical. It takes a wonderful person to overlook their age and truly understand that there is still a beautiful spirit wrapped in a fur coat that wants to love and be loved for the remainder of their time with us.
I Believe in the generosity of our supporters ... and we have some of the most awesome supporters on the planet! Generosity comes in all forms, but the one that stood out the most for me was one of our first time fosters that took on 7-year old Irish (shown to the right) last May ... and saw him through rehab for his knee and leg problems. Irish was born with displaced kneecaps and came into rescue with bowed rear legs ... barely able to walk without pain. Today, he can run and is learning to trust again thanks to the dedication of her foster mom. Irish is ready for his forever home and would love to have a family to call his own for 2015.
I Believe in the generosity of our financial donors as well. From buying a calendar to attending our Aire Affaire to answering the call to help a special Airedale like Luna (shown to the left). It never ceases to amaze me how much people from all over the world have such huge hearts for our breed. Luna is one of the 27 Henderson, KY Airedales rescued from a puppy mill in 2013. One of her legs is totally disconnected from her hips and the other was in quite a bit of pain. Luna is also going through therapy with some financial support from very caring people.
I Believe that the warm fuzzies we all feel by helping these rescue Airedales is what keeps us going, assuring that we will be there for the next one and the next. Tell us what you believe on our Facebook page or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. We would love to hear from you. In the mean time, give your furry friend a big hug and spread the love around. May you have a blessed 2015!
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