What we do
We find new homes for Airedales who have lost their previous home. When a rescue Airedale comes into our rescue program, that dog is checked out medically by a veterinarian, and if needed, brought up-to-date on shots; treated for possible medical problems; and if not already done, spayed or neutered before being available for adoption. We support programs on the necessity of spaying/neutering to stop pet over population in America and to prevent the exploitation of animals.
Experienced Airedale foster care volunteers make temperament evaluations and gather information about the dog, which help us to begin the process of matching the Airedale rescue with an appropriate waiting adoptive family.
Where our rescue Airedales come from
Adult Airedales of all ages come into our rescue program through a wide variety of sources. Puppies come into the program occasionally, but most are adults. Some are owner-released. This happens when a couple divorces; the owner develops a health problem which prohibits proper care of the dog; or the owner moves to a pet-restricted new home. Others retire and want to travel extensively and the dog no longer fits their new lifestyle. Some folks purchased a cute puppy and later realized they didn't want to take the time to do the obedience training, or that they had not done their breed research and an Airedale was not the couch potato they had expected. Some rescues come from shelters – they could have been lost and the original owners were not found. The list of reasons goes on and on!