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
Arkansas - Piper-

PIPER - 24-001-AR

Adoption Pending

Sex: Female - payed

Age: 2-3 years (estimated)

Weight: 60 pounds

State: Arkansas

Contact: Kathy Short, SOAR Arkansas at 479-841-4086 or

Piper is a red line Airedale that was found abandoned in a pasture and brought to a local shelter.  She had no collar, no microchip, and was never claimed.  Piper was still at the shelter when a canine training facility contacted the shelter to see if any of their resident dogs would have the “right stuff” to be selected for a border patrol dog.  They came to the shelter and selected Piper to test her out.  She passed their initial testing and then was brought back to the shelter as they requested that Piper be vetted and tested again so her records would be current with the transfer of ownership.  The shelter agreed and Piper was checked out, including another heartworm test.  Unfortunately, this test came back positive and the training group moved on without Piper.  Piper did receive her full heartworm treatment (four months) and was retested afterwards and was heartworm negative!  Piper was at the shelter for over one year and then SOAR received a tip and picture about Piper.  We immediately contacted the shelter and shortly thereafter, she was transport to her foster home in NW Arkansas.  There her story begins….

Piper is at her foster home in NW Arkansas.  SOAR is so lucky as her foster mom is a dog trainer and gives Piper daily training sessions.  Piper is super sweet and affectionate.  She loves to be near her human.  She gets along great with other dogs, even strange dogs she meets for the first time.  She is quiet but does bark occasionally.  She is house broken, crate trained, and walks nicely on a leash.  Piper would do well with another good-natured playmate in the home.  She will need exercise and would benefit from reinforcement of her current training.  She’s looking for an active home that will continue her walks and play exercise.


Mixes for Adoption

No Mixes at This time

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.