Adopt an Adorable Airedale Terrier

Adoption Process

Please read about the Adoption Process before clicking on the "Adoption Application" button at the bottom of this page. Thank you.

Pet ownership is a serious commitment that the entire household needs to consider and agree to before the animal is adopted. We want to ensure that each adoptive household is aware of and willing and able to accept the physical and financial responsibilities of pet ownership. Not everyone who desires to own a pet is ready to properly care for one. The Adoption Application and approval process will assist both you and us in determining if your household is prepared to assume the role of a responsible caretaker for a rescued animal. Thank you for filling it out!

Once you submit the Adoption Application, we will call your reference and a volunteer will call you for a telephone interview. If there are no problems that arise from the telephone interview, we will have a volunteer do a home visit with you. They will bring an Airedale with them (one of their own usually).

An Airedale terrier near flowers

By submitting this Application, you agree that we can proceed with these next two steps in the Adoption Application process. In addition, by submitting this Application, you agree that Starting Over Airedale Rescue, Inc. may call the reference that you have provided and that we may call you for a telephone interview. You understand that proceeding with this application does not guarantee that SOAR will approve you for adopting one of our dogs. You also understand that if you are approved, you may have to wait until a dog enters rescue that SOAR believes is a good match for you and your family. Once a match is made, you understand that you will be asked to make a suggested adoption donation of $300 to $450. If the placement does not work out, you will be required to return the dog to SOAR.

Once you have been approved, please be sure to work closely with your state coordinator about any dog you might be interested in. If the dog is out-of-state, we will need to coordinate an adoption with that state coordinator.

Click Here to download a pdf version of the Adoption Application which you may mail in or fax.

Airedales for Adoption

Senior Airedales Special Needs Airedales
None at this timeNone at this time
Airedales for Adoption by State Airedales for Adoption by Age
Ohio - SpencerSpencer - 1 year
Ohio - BarrettBarrett - 2 years

BARRETT - 22-022-OH

Adoption Pending

Sex: Male - neutered

Age: 2 years

Weight: X pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Heather Estlow at 814-327-5657 or

Barrett is an almost two year old neutered male. He is a big guy who doesn't seem to know his size. He is very affectionate and loves big and little people, and dogs his size.

We're saying no to cats because he does have a high prey drive, and no to little humans because he will knock them down. His last home had an almost teenager (a tween-ager?) that he knocked down many times. He will also not be a good fit for elderly or frail individuals.

He walks very nicely on a leash, only if you use a Gentle Leader, and loves to go for walks and rides in the car. He loves to play, and is a very active and agile dog who is eager to learn.
Barrett is looking for a home with an active family who wants to included him in their activities, give him lots of exercise and help him with his manners.
He truly thinks he is a little dog.
His new home will need to be with a family who is extremely tidy and does not let things lay around and will restrict his access to areas of the home where he can and will find inappropriate objects to eat. His favorite is socks, and we don't mean he's eaten just  one or two socks. His former owner described him as being like Pac-man with socks. He's obsessed with eating them and will hunt for them and find them anywhere you put them unless behind closed doors. Any small clothing items, or any small items at all will need to be kept away from him in a way he has zero access to them. Left unchecked, this behavior could lead to surgery, or worse if his new home does not take this very seriously. We cannot stress this enough.
We know there is a special home out there for this sweet guy. We do not know if this is a behavior he will grow out of, but if you think you are the right fit for Barrett, please call Heather at 814-327-5657, or email her at .

SPENCER - 22-050-PA

Sex: Male

Age: 1 year

Weight: 68 pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Heather Estlow at 814-327-5657 or

My name is Spencer and I turned one year old in October. I came into Rescue because even though my human mom had Airedales before, she forgot how many years ago it was when she had a youngster. We didn't have a fenced yard, so I had to spend too much time for my liking inside. She had to take me in the yard on a leash, and I just wanted to run and play. She loved me very much, but realized I needed more exercise than I was getting.

I am now living in a house with a fenced yard and I've decided that my forever home must have a fenced yard too. Please don't ask for me to change my mind about this. I have lots of playtime to make up for.

I absolutely love other dogs my size and I have so much fun running and playing with them. So far, I have yet to meet a cat so not sure how that would go. I have also never met a small baby or toddler, but I do like older kids.

I weigh 68 pounds, I'm neutered, housebroken, and have no need for a crate. I've never been in one, and I've never destroyed anything!

I'm up to date on my vaccines and microchipped.

If you have another dog to play with me and a fenced yard, please fill out an application and I'll tell Heather to get in touch with you.

Mixes for Adoption

This page is offered as a service to our supporters to help them with the placement of some of the wonderful Airedale mixes that need a home.

SOAR is not responsible in any way for the temperament or placement of the Airedale mixes listed on this page. If you are interested in adopting any of them, you will need to contact the person listed directly. Do not apply through SOAR.

TEDDY - 22-049-AR

Adoption Pending

Sex: Male

Age: 1 years

Weight: 59 pounds

State: Arkansas

Contact: Chris Bettis at 501-231-4300 or

Hello! My name is Teddy and I am the happiest and sweetest boy since I came into rescue. I was dropped off, left by the road, and wandered over to the closest house. They gave me shelter and food and love and I’m thankful. They reached out to SOAR and now I am part of the family!
I love the resident dogs and I’m very agile and athletic. I can leap and do tight turns running in the yard - I have lots of energy. I am a fit 55 pounds. I have a beautiful undocked tail too!
I want to please and am a quick study. I even walk on a leash well and am crate trained. I want to be with my people and I love to be loved on.
Are you my forever home? Are you approved to adopt?
Currently located in Arkansas, but transportation can be arranged for the perfect home.