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 AiredalesSpecial Needs Airedales
None at this timeNone at this time
Airedales for Adoption by StateAiredales for Adoption by Age
None at this time.None at this time.

TUCKER - 21-030-IN

Sex: Male - neutered

Age: 10 months

DOB: 14 February 2021 (Valentine's Day Baby!)

Weight: 55 pounds - thin

State: Indiana

Contact: Marcia Felton at 574-272-0888 or

Tucker is a good pup at 10 months old.  He's very active and has overwhelmed
the large dogs at the kennel so I think he should be the only dog in the
home. He seems to be ok with cats, more curious than anything else. He's up
to date on all shots and he's neutered.  He needs an experienced home with
no young children. Someone willing to do obedience training with him is a
Are you the right home for Tucker?  He is waiting to meet his new family.










Adoption Pending

Sex: Male - neutered

Age: 16 months

DOB: 26 August 2020

Weight: 64 pounds

State: Illinois

Contact: Melissa Whybrew at or 317-432-7102

Hello, my name is Fozzie.  I am 16 months old, and looking for my forever home.  I am a medium sized boy at approximately 64 pounds, and high-energy.

I have been working with a trainer on my manners and basic commands and it is super important for me to continue daily practice sessions to help me be a good citizen.  It is really important that I also get daily exercise and continue practicing my walking manners as much as possible.  I am a very good boy when I am being groomed and I also enjoy riding in the car.  I am also very snuggly.

I get along well with other dogs, but if I have a fur-sibling it really needs to be a lower energy dog.  This helps me relax a bit and focus on my training without distractions.

If you think you might be a good fit as my forever family, please reach out to my foster mom, Melissa Whybrew, at or 317-432-7102.


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.

OLLIE - Airedale Terrier and Welsh Terrier Mix


Sex: Male - neutered

Age: 2-4 years

Weight: 25-28 pounds

State: Arkansas

SOAR received a call about this small "Airedale" living at the end of  a chain. How could that be? Upon our investigation we indeed found this cutie, living outside at the end of a chain- vying for attention. We also found out that Ollie's life use to be completely different -he had been an inside dog, a companion to his favorite person, but then his person went away (Ollie didn't know that his person passed away.)

Relatives did the best they could but no one could bring him home. Periodically someone would show up with food and fresh water and Ollie would get so excited, but then they would leave and Ollie was left sad, lonely, and depressed.

SOAR sought approval from the relatives, and Ollie came home to SOAR. The relatives were happy for him to have a better life.

Ollie is now fully vetted and in a foster home. He loves his people and yearns for attention. He is a happy, smart, guy who loves to play with his toys, (toy destruction is the end game!) He is in great health and relatively calm. He does like to jump up on the couch, chair, or bed because it is snuggle time!. Ollie loves his walks, (yes, he pulls hard and will require some training) and plays well with big friendly dogs (not small ones) but be the only dog and prefers his people to be at home.  He has not had any small children experiences.

He is the perfect size, ready for any adventure that you have.