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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

Click here to read about this special fund for Senior Airedales.

2020 Aire Affaire Event

April 25, 2020

Details Here

Layla's Fund

Layla's Fund helps adoptive families with unexpected expenses.
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Love is a Two-Way Street

I met the love of my life on December 10th of 2014.I did not go with that in mind, I was just going to get a dog after all. When David brought her out to meet me, I forgot all the thoughts that I had before then. She was a lovely eight year old Airedale female who grabbed my heart without even trying. Her name was Buffy and if there was ever a name that fit, that was her. All that I could think of was, would she like me - would she want to live with me? Buffy was an angel sent just for me. While Chris, David, his wife Marlene and I got the paperwork done and all the information that a foster parent tells you - Buffy just patiently waited. Chris, David, and I took Buffy for a short walk and she was perfect. I told Chris, Marlene, and David goodbye and they helped me get her in my car. Buffy and I went straight to the motel that Chris had suggested we use to spend the night and to get to know each other. Talk about a waste of time - we walked from then on down the same street together. I searched for Buffy because I had told a young woman that I would get another Airedale. That young woman was taken from me with ovarian cancer just a month before I found Buffy. I call Buffy Pestapottamus (a long story) often and then in honor of this young woman who adopted me as her Daddy. I see her every time I look at Buffy.

When Buffy came to Texas with me, I will have to admit that life was drastically different for both of us. She had her winter coat and with all the ice and rain I was glad. We walk together at least twice a day and as cold as it was then, she needed the protection. She did not like the ice boots though so we were just careful where we walked. I needed to walk for exercise and she gave it to me. If I did not want to go out, Buffy would gently nuzzle me incessantly until I gave in and went out with her. I didn't like it, but I thanked her anyway. The weather is better now, but we still walk together several times a day. As pretty as I thought that she was, I had her groomed when the weather warmed up. Buffy has saved my life I know, the love that I have for her cannot be described. I tell her several hundred times each day how much I love her and how pretty she is. I do not know how anyone can not care for and adopt a senior Airedale. Love is definitely a two-way street, Buffy and I walk it together every day.