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).

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

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Sex: Female - spayed

Age: 4-6 years

Weight: 60 pounds (skinny)

State: Arkansas

Sandy walked right up to the family who were out for a walk, in the neighborhood. Hello she said!  She was a friendly girl, looking for pats, and happy talk and followed the family all the way to their home. Home- oh yes?

The family was sure someone was missing this outgoing, sweet girl (she even knew some basic commands!) but Sandy didn’t have any collar or tags, and upon further inspection, she was dirty, matted, and looked rather neglected. How could this be?!  They called their local animal control asking about missing dogs, and the officer scanned Sandy for a microchip and there was one!  Hurrah! And what should have been a happy family reunion, turned into surprise and dismay when the individual who answered the call said they did not want her back!  WHAT???

So SOAR was called and agreed take in this wonderful girl!  Welcome sweet girl but first Sandy was whisked off to our vet for shots and medical care.  What they found was Sandy’s ears were so filthy and infected that she would not allow either ear to be touched- painful!  1 ear was hard from the middle of the flap to the head, and misshaped from so many untreated infections. Sandy had to be anesthetized to clean her ears and treat the infections. She was given oral antibiotics and ear drops and she’s  on the mend!  Best news- her hearing does not seem to have been affected!

Sandy is a beautiful, long legged, elegant, deep red and black coated Airedale who loves to play (maybe she’s younger than reported?) tossing toys in the air and chasing them down. She also likes to play with the resident dogs in her fenced backyard.  This is the life now!  Inside, she’s a furniture/bed sitter- close by for attention and toy destroyer but isn’t that what all happy girls do?  She loves her walks but pulls as there is so much to see and smell- hurry, hurry!  Sandy will stop to investigate the new person or new dog- talk and smell!!  She even went to the local dog park and met everyone and played well with all the big dogs. She has a very strong prey instinct- watch out squirrels!!   Let us just say that she has lots of energy so a fenced yard, another equal size canine playmate, and regular walks/runs are all required to be a happy girl.

We really can’t find any reason why this girl was homeless but now is your opportunity to scoop her up!  Please only approved homes need to apply for adoption. 


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.