Category Archives: Adopted

Ginger – New Mexico – ADOPTED

Ginger has been adopted.

Ginger is a beautiful 7 year old Airedale.  She was an owner surrender  because of  a  bladder infection   The previous owners did not want to spend the money to take her to the vet..  The infection has been taken care of and she is active and healthy.  Ginger is currently taking Proin. She is house trained, has excellent house manners and she is fine being left alone in the house. Ginger is good with children, and other dogs, she currently lives with 3 other Dales (two females and one male) she loves to run and play outside with them but when she comes into the house she settles down.  Ginger is not good with cats. Ginger is afraid of storms and fireworks, but is pretty easy to comfort during  storms.

Ginger is a wonderful loving girl just waiting for her forever family. 

If you live in our area, and are interested in adopting, but haven’t submitted an application form, please click on the following link to read our policies and procedures and complete an application form.

Bear – Arizona – ADOPTED

Bear is a sweet and loving 9 year old neutered male Airedale. 
His owner died and friends got Bear to Airedale Rescue.  Bear is a people dog and loves to be loved on. Everyone who meets Bear comments on how sweet and friendly he is.  It is obvious from some of the photos that he loves car rides.

What we have been told about Bear’s past life.

  • He lived with and loves cats. 
  • He was harrassed by neighbor dogs. As a result, Bear is reactive towards other dogs. 

Bear was very matted and stinky when he was rescued and had to be shaved down.  Once his hair grows back, he will be very handsome.  He is pretty skinny right now.  His proper weight is around 75 lbs.

Bear is looking for a home with no other dogs and a large secure yard. Because we have no knowledge of whether he has been around children, only respectful older children will be considered. 

Bear is up to date on all vaccinations and is microchipped.

If you are interested in adopting, please read through the Adoption Procedure and complete an Adoption Application.

Bear is still waiting for his new home. He is even more handsome now his coat has grown out a little.

“Dale” in Springerville, AZ – ADOPTED


This young, neutered male Airedale is with Round Valley Animal Rescue in Springerville, Arizona.

“Dale” is looking for his new family. He is thought to be between 1 and 2 years old.


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

Please reach out to Round Valley Animal Rescue about Adorable “Dale.”

Round Valley Animal Rescue
600 Lily Lane, Springerville, Arizona 85938

Email RVAR Shelter

Telephone RVAR Shelter/928-333-1133

They are open Wednesday-Saturday 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

Molly – New Mexico – ADOPTED

Molly on Dog Bed

Molly is 7 years old. Molly belonged to a couple that passed away. The family was not able to care for her and surrendered her to Airedale Rescue to find a great home.

Molly is doing well in her foster home. She is a very sweet girl, likes to play tug of war for a bit, go on a walk and is pretty content to just hang out with the family. She is house trained, good in the house and walks on the leash OK but could use some more training.

She is good with the foster’s grandchildren. She got along fine with the intake coordinator’s Airedales, but not the cats.

Looking for a home to give her lots of love and attention. She is fostered in Albuquerque, NM.

If you live in our area, and are interested in adopting, but haven’t submitted an application form, please click on the following link to read our policies and procedures and complete an application form.

Daisy – Arizona – ADOPTED

(Phoenix, Arizona)

6-1-2023. ADOPTED


Daisy is a people loving Airedale. She has not lived with children, but loves everyone.  She is 4.5 years old (5 on August 18), 65#, house trained, can be left alone in the house, loves walks (pulls, especially when she sees people to greet) and has some basic obedience.  She loves playing fetch in her back yard with balls and toys. Daisy was surrendered because she was aggressive with the small dogs in the home. She would love to be your only pet, but might be okay with a non-jealous large dog of similar temperament. Introductions would be necessary. Daisy is in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. 

If you are interested in Daisy, please complete an application and then contact

Daisy has been adopted.

Trigger – Arizona – ADOPTED

Trigger Is a 3 year old neutered male.  He was a “Covid baby” very much loved and spoiled by his working-at-home parents, but not trained at all.

When the human baby arrived, the parents no longer had the time to pay attention to Trigger.  When the baby started toddling around, Trigger growled at it.  He was very thin when he arrived in rescue, which might have had something to do with his behavior, besides the lack of training.  He is very food motivated and needs to learn to take treats gently.

Trigger lived with another dog and a cat, with no apparent problems.

Here is our trainer’s evaluation of Trigger:

Energy level:  Hyper, no self-control:

Meeting new people: Trigger’s initial approach was happy excited, vocal and at the end of leash only on back two feet. Would’ve jumped on me if I let him. Vocalization stopped once he reached me. It only took him a couple minutes to lose interest in me and start pulling to check out his next adventure.

His approach to the two children (5 and 7 yrs old) was allowed after spending 5 minutes with me. He saw them the entire time and wanted to approach them. I allowed him to approach the boys and he was happy, didn’t jump. Didn’t show any issues while they were petting him, the boys ran past him, his body language stayed happy Airedale during this session.

Handling:  Allows full body contact, mostly affectionate: I pulled on his tail with no reaction. Gently touched his ears, tech mentioned he may have ear infection, he gave me eye contact and moved away.

While rubbing him down he got wiggly and excited.

Treats and Food: Needs work on taking treats. Seems to be very food motivate. Should be fed with a slow feeder. Did not test any items of high value.

Obedience: Basic obedience would be recommended. He seems to know Sit/Stay and shake. He has no focus and didn’t respond to his name. Typical Airedale without training.

Trigger needs a family with a fenced yard and a family committed to teaching him to be the great Airedale he should be.   No small children.

If you are interested in adopting, please read through the Adoption Procedure and complete an Adoption Application.



Andy is living in a Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue foster home in Phoenix, Arizona. Only families in the Phoenix metro area will be considered. Please read entire listing before contacting us.

Andy is a four month old puppy. As with all puppies, he has loads of energy but has a fairly mild temperament. He gets along with other dogs, walks fairly well on a leash and is partially house trained.

We don’t know the puppy’s parentage. His adult size could be anything from 55 lbs. to 100 lbs.

Our puppies are family pets that live inside of the family home.

Puppies are only placed in homes with a youthful, adult resident dog of at least medium size that will play gently, but actively, with the puppy. This gives the puppy a mentor and a solid foundation for becoming part of the family.

Puppies are only adopted to a family where the applicant is at home at least part of the day. If no adult is home for 6-8 hours at a time, please do not apply.

Puppies will not be placed where there are small children in the home. Older children who are respectful of a dog’s boundaries will be considered, but please remember that Airedale puppies have very sharp teeth and nothing within reach is off limits from play or chewing.

The family will need to start basic training immediately.

Preference is always given to those with Airedale experience.

Applicants must have secure, visible fencing and a socialization and training plan in place.

Applicant’s current pets must be up to date on vaccines & heartworm/flea prevention and be altered.

The puppy will be placed under a foster-to-adopt contract until he is old enough to be neutered, which will be done at Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue’s expense, by their vet.

To be considered for this puppy, fill out an application. Adoption is not first come, first served. Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue and its fosters work diligently to find the right fit for each and every unique dog and puppy.

Adoption fee: $450


(Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Winnie at the Shelter

This is Winnie.  Winnie is a very friendly and loving Airedale. She loves everyone.  She is 4years old, house trained, can be left alone in the house, walks on the lead and has some basic obedience.  Winnie was surrendered because she was aggressive with the other dog in the home, so we feel she will do best being the only dog. Winnie is also overweight and will need a home that will help her get the weight off. Winnie is in the  Albuquerque NM area.  If you are interested in giving her a forever home please contact SWAT and fill out an application.

Winnie is not a fan of cats.

If you are interested and have already submitted an application, please contact us to let us know you are interested in Winnie. UPDATE. WINNIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED

If you are interested in Winnie, please complete an application.

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Benny – Utah ADOPTED

Update. Benny is ADOPTED

Meet Benny, he’s a sweet and loving 6-year-old neutered male Airedale, with a natural tail, who loves adventures and going on walks. He likes most dogs, loves chasing squirrels, chickens and small animals and thinks that cats are squeaky toys. He really enjoys going for rides in cars and sticking his head out the window. Benny would do best in a home with a family that is home with him most of the time and won’t leave him out in the yard unattended (he is Houdini in disguise). He loves being with people and prefers adults and kids over 12. Benny is being fostered in Utah and is up to date on all vaccinations.

Adoption Procedure


Photo of Moose

ADOPTED! Moose is an energetic, 1-2 year old Airedale mix that weighs about 59 lbs. He loves going for rides in the car and for walks. He is super sweet and loves to cuddle. He is crate trained and house trained. He enjoys being wherever his people are and loves chasing and playing with toys, leaves, sticks, and more.

He would do best in an active home without small children. He cannot be in a home with cats, small dogs or other small animals. He is still learning how to walk nicely on a leash and gets very excited to see other dogs. He does have some food guarding and toy sharing struggles.

Moose came into rescue because his first family abandoned him, and the family that found him at a warehouse couldn’t handle his energy and didn’t have time to train him.

Moose is neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped.


Moose is being fostered in Salt Lake City, UT.

If you are interested in adopting, please click on the following link to complete an application form.

SWAT Adoption Procedure

If you have already completed an application, please use the form below to contact Nicole.