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 - DaisyDaisy - 8 years

DAISY - 23-012-MI

Sex: Female - spayed

Age: 8 years

Weight: 72

State: Michigan

Contact: Diane Mazaitis at 734-558-1845 or

Hi! My name is Daisy and I'm about eight years old. I went to live with my mom and dad when I was just a puppy. They loved me so much, and I had the bestest life there. When I was two, my mom passed away, but my dad and I had each other and our nice quiet life. I was happy until recently when my dad told me that he had to go live somewhere where doctors and nurses could help take care of him and I wasn't allowed to go with him. I went to live with another family, but their family was noisy and busy and they had noisy, little humans. I was not very happy there as I'm kind of a nervous girl. 

I'm looking for another quiet, peaceful Airedale experienced home without a lot of visitors and no small children. I need some time to relax and settle in, and someone who will be patient with me. I'm a sweet girl who likes to play with my ball and play fetch. I walk nicely on a leash. I've been around other large dogs and some cats. I'm selective about my friends, so an only pet home would probably be best for now.

I'm spayed, up to date on vaccines, and housebroken. I weigh 72 pounds

If you'd like to be considered to be my lucky new family, please fill out an application on our website, and contact Diane Mazaitis at 734-558-1845, or email at



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!

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.