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
Michigan - MatrixMatrix - 2 years
Michigan - GeorgiaGeorgia - 6 years
Arkansas - MikeyMikey - 5 years

BRANDY - 23-0xx-OH

Sex: Female

Age: 10 months

Weight: 53 pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Heather Estlow at or 814-327-5657.

Pictures coming soon.

My name is Brandy and right now I'm still living with my human parents. My mom isn't feeling well and she asked SOAR to help find a new home for me.
I live with little Chihuahuas and I like them and want to play with them, but they bark at me and scare me. I like playing with the neighbor's hounds and playing with kids too. I'm very sweet and walk nicely on a leash for my mom, but if my dad walks me, I pull sometimes. I sleep in a crate at night and when you're gone because I will get into things. I'm house trained and I love to play with toys, especially balls.
Now for the part mom says is naughty. I like to climb the chain link fence, or dig under it to get out of my yard and play. I've also been known to run out of an open door, so I'm going to need a very careful, observant family.
I am also going to need to see a Vet about some problems I have with my hip, but don't you worry, SOAR said they will take care of everything for me!
If you'd like to add a sweet, fun girl to your home, that's me!


Sex: Female - spayed

Age: 6 years

Weight: 9 months

State: Ohio

Contact: Heather Estlow at or 814-327-5657

Maggie needs a foster or forever home as soon as possible, as her owners are I'll and can no longer care for her. 
My name is Maggie, and I've got my suitcase all packed and I'm ready to come live with you. My parents love me, but they said they are too sick to care for me like I need.
I am nine months old, spayed, up to date on vaccines, housebroken, crate trained. I love other dogs, I love kids, and I love riding in the car. I'm a typical Airedale puppy. I have lots of energy and love to play. I know how to sit and stay, but I need a little reminding not to jump on people or get things off of counters. If you'd like to learn more about me, please give us a call!

MATRIX - 22-054-MI

Sex: Male - neutered

Age: 2 years

Weight: 90 pounds

State: Michigan

Contact: Lynn O'Shaughnessy at or 810-599-3115

My name is Matrix, and I'm looking for a new home with people who are Airedale experienced and who want to help me be the best boy I can be. I've been living with a nice lady who has been helping me be a good boy. Actually, I'm a great boy who they say has a bit of a stubborn streak, but, hey, I AM the King of Terriers, right?

I don't like sharing my toys much and I need someone who understands me. I insist on being your only pet, and won't do well with visiting pets. No small children, but teenagers are okay.

I must have a fenced yard - invisible and electric fences won't do. I have lots of energy and love to go for walks, so I hope you have your walking shoes on!

HAILEY - 23-0xx-OH

Sex: Female

Age: 3-4 years

Weight: 55 pounds

State: Ohio

Contact: Heather Estlow at 814-327-5657 or

This is Hailey. She was just surrendered to us on March 20, 2023, so we are still learning about her, but this is what we know to help you get ready to bring this sweet girl into your home! Hailey lived her life in a barn making puppies for her former owner to sell. When he could no longer breed her, he gave her away. She is sweet and gentle, and is not backwards or overly shy like some puppy mill dogs. She walks nicely on a leash The people at the vet's office where she is being boarded and vetted are really enjoying her.
We'll be learning more about her every day, so if you're interested, please reach out for her most recent information.

IZZY - 22-042-AR

Adoption Pending

Sex: Female

Age: 2 years

Weight: 50 pounds

State: Arkansas

Contact: Kathy Short at 479-84104086 or

Meet Izzy, an energetic lovable female from Arkansas!

Izzy loves to play and snuggle.  She would also make a great running/walking partner and family dog.  She loved the dogs that she played with at her foster mom’s house.

She is up to date on all shots and spayed.  She has completed heart worm treatment and will need to be leash walked for short distances for a few weeks.

She has completed some obedience training and as a young Airedale, she looks forward to completing her class with a new family.

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.