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

TESSA - 23-001-OK

Sex: Female

Age: 5 years

Weight: 59 pounds

State: Arkansas

Contact: Kathy Short at 479-841-4086

I’m Tessa, a five year old female whose life was spent breeding for puppies.  My owner passed away, and now I’m ready for a new life with cuddles and walks.

I have a mild heart murmur but am in good health otherwise.  I’m very affectionate and am ready to discover a new world of love and activities with my new family.


MIKEY - 23-002-OK

Sex: Male

Age: 5 years

Weight: 79 pounds

State: Arkansas

Contact: Kathy Short at 479-841-4086

My name is Mikey!

I spent the first five years of my life being bred.  My owner passed away, and now I am ready for my new forever home with walks and playtime.

I am sweet natured and love attention from people.  I also play with the female that came into rescue with me.  I should probably be an only dog at first, but after more socialization and training I probably could be introduced to other dogs.

I’m a happy boy that is excited about my next chapter in life!


GEORGIA - 22-053-MI

Adoption Pending

Sex: Female

Age: 6 years

Weight: 67 pounds

State: Michigan

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

Georgia needs a foster home or forever home as soon as possible as she is still with her surrendering family.  We would rather not kennel unless we have to.  She still needs to be spayed, which SOAR will take care of.

My name is Georgia and I am hoping you will be my next best friend.  I love my people and will play with older kids.  I am high energy and would love to go for walks and play with you…LOTS.  I need to be on a special high protein dog food, but I am hoping that will be okay with you.  I am housebroken and do well when left in the house alone…although I will get into the bathroom trash if you leave the door open.  I am really a great dog…BUT…I need to be an only dog.  I will stalk and hunt small dogs and cats and even dogs my size are iffy.  SOAR will be placing me as an only dog with no small kids.  I know there has to be a special family out there for me.  Will it be you?  If so, contact Lynn.

MATRIX - 22-054-MI

Sex: Male - neutered

Age: 2 years

Weight: 90 pounds

State: Michigan

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

Matrix needs a foster home or forever home as soon as possible as he is still with her surrendering family.  We would rather not kennel unless we have to. 

My name is Matrix and I am looking for a new home!  My ideal new home would have no other dogs or cats or kids.  I tend to be a resource/toy/food guarder and would feel so much better if I didn’t have to share.  I hope you are Airedale experienced because I need your guidance to bring out the best dog in me.  I need someone who understands Airedale antics.  I would love to go for walks with you and burn off some of my boundless energy. I am looking forward to meeting you…how about you?  Please say you want to meet me.

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.