Category Archives: Adopted


When Sam arrived in rescue, he was in very, very sad shape .. skinny, hair like straw, covered with ticks … he had obviously been neglected for a long time. His foster family has done a fantastic job getting him healthy again and we are delighted to announce that he is now in his forever home with one of our pre-approved applicants!

So nice to have an indoor bed.

Relaxed and happy to be with a family that loves him.

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Camille – ADOPTED

Spayed Female Airedale
Est DOB 03/2015
Size: Medium
Weight: 40 lbs (estimated adult weight approx 50 lbs)

Camie was left at the local shelter by her breeder, who also left her two sisters there when he couldn’t sell them. Her sisters have been adopted.

Camie is a shy dog and will need a bit of patience. She is friendly, walks on lead well and is good in the house, but does need supervision. She has some crate training. She is good with other dogs. She will be a lover when she learns to trust someone. She is a fun dog and steals toys from the other dogs. She has a very short tail but a wonderful butt wiggle.

Camie will take a special, patient, committed adopter who can help her gain confidence. Camie would benefit from another playful and confident dog in the home. Because of her sensitive and timid nature, we are recommending a home without young children and a home with a structured routine and someone home most of the time. This is a dog with a lot of potential who is sure to shine in a loving home.

Camie is being fostered in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area, and local applicants will be given preference if otherwise suitable.

Camie is up to date on all vaccinations, spayed and microchipped.  You can find our adoption questionnaire at
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Two yr old medium size (60#) neutered male (turned 2 in July).  Duke is being fostered in the Albuquerque area.  Duke is a nice boy with lots of potential. He does fine with other dogs (being fostered with an 8 yr male Airedale and a senior mix) but NO CATS.  Being only 2yr he needs some formal training, but is a quick learner.   He would do well in an active family and with  another dog if the family is gone during the day. Duke was previously an outdoor dog, so still needs supervision until his housebreaking is reliable.  Duke is up to date on all vaccinations, neutered and microchipped.

We prefer placing our dogs in the SW region.  You can find our adoption questionnaire at

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Orphan Andy
Orphan Andy

13 October 2015 Update.  We are delighted to report that Andy has a home!  Little Orphan Andy is an Orphan no more.  Not only is the home in Tucson, but they are members of the St. Mark’s congregation!  Apparently they found out about Andy through our website, which makes us very happy.



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From the Animal Ministry Team of the St. Mark’s UMC in Tucson, Arizona —
At 85 lbs., Andy’s not actually little! But he was dearly loved by his senior citizen owner, even during the course of the gentleman’s Alzheimer’s disease. Now Andy’s owner has passed away, and for various reasons, family members are unable to provide Andy a home.

He’s a 7-year-old Airedale mix, who’s friendly with people of all ages. He’s been an only pet, so is unknown with other animals. Neutered and up-to-date on shots, Andy stays very close during storms. He should remain an indoor dog, though he loves to go for walks and does well on a leash.

If you can offer Andy a new forever home, please contact or 297-2062. If you can’t, please consider sharing this in the Tucson area. Many thanks!

[We aren’t so sure that Andy is a mix .. he looks like he may be a redline Airedale. In any case, he is a lot Airedale, in looks and personality.]

Ranger – Adopted!

Senior Airedale Ranger ended up at a shelter after his “Mom” passed away and his “Dad” could no longer take care of him.  The shelter notified one of our volunteers, we told one of our wonderful Airedale experienced applicants about him and asked if she was interested. She immediate responded .. of course!!  How do I get him?  Thank you to Julie and Buddy for welcoming Ranger into your home.

Ranger at the Shelter
Ranger at the Shelter
Ranger with Buddy and Julie
Ranger with Buddy and Julie


First Meal
First Meal
This is Home
This is Home


Nigel in NM – ADOPTED





Nigel is a delightful boy. He came to us after his owner died and is used to a lot of companionship. He gets along with other dogs and has very nice house manners. He needs a little leash work but is an eager learner. We prefer a home where he will get a lot of attention and companionship and he is used to being with at least one other dog. He is a large Airedale and is currently on a diet that will bring his weight down to 85+ lbs (currently at 100 lbs.)  DOB:  11/02/2009
We prefer placing our dogs in the SW region.  You can find our adoption questionnaire at

Nigel on the Couch
Nigel on the Couch
Handsome Nigel
Handsome Nigel


UPDATE! It took a while, but BB and her forever family finally found each other!!  Her new family shares these updates of Life with BB.

Day One:BB Relaxes
Morning hike with Liz
Afternoon hike with me
Out for a run with Mateja
Later tonight a walk with all three
We also took her to Petco and Home Depot today
She seems to be up to it all and I dare say even more!
She slept well last night.
Tomorrow more adventures . She is fitting in nicely and I think has more energy than all of us combined. But no problem we all enjoy it .
Started with a morning play ball then walk to a local park and played in dog park – hike back
She spent rest of the morning hanging with Liz while she cleaned and I had to go collect items for a peoples health clinic set by auction – we have a medical clinic that only served folks who cannot afford it.
I am home now and will take her for a short hike in about an hour so Liz can do outside chores .
She’s met most of the folks on our street.
BB in BedRight now I am on my bed resting a min and she’s at the foot of my bed.
She and the cat seem to be getting along though I have been closely supervising the interactions.
All is good as expected .

We will begin each day with a morning hike and end each day with an evening  walk .

And often lots of activity in between .
She does car trip errands really well. She’s fantastic at a restaurant with outdoor seating and is super great in the car.  She is so good in public and in the car we take her with us almost everywhere .
Today we went to the 600 acres side. She did great.BB Loves to Hike
The other day I didn’t want her on an air bed that the cat often sleeps on so I closed the door but for a crack I knew the cat could skip through and thought if BB went in I would see it open.  I looked everywhere and lo she went in and closed it from inside almost the same way I had it.
Ok now we know how smart she is for sure.
We love she barks when someone is at the door. The jumping is less but her zeal is still great.

What a perfect match with all of us – she has taken well to having basically three bosses .


BB at the Swimming Pond

We have been here over an hour of constant throw swim and catch . This after an hour hike this am!  BB will go to any length to retrieve a ball — she is a great swimmer!

Thank you Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue for bringing us this treasure of a dog!



Original Listing:

BB (Black Beauty) is a gorgeous Airedale mix looking for an active home with the time and energy to give her the exercise she needs.  This is no couch potato dog .. she loves brisk walks and hikes (checking out every rodent hole along the way).  If you have a pool and a sSo Cutetrong arm, that is the perfect way to give her exercise.  She also loves the tennis ball flinger.  She is then happy to sleep the day away, although she is always ready for a game of catch or another walk, if you would like. She is affectionate and loves to give you kisses. The longer she knows you, the more affectionate she gets.  Anyone who will give her that trademarked Airedale Butt Scratch is welcome.

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BB is more of a people-dog than a dog-dog, but she meets dogs on walks politely and at the dog park and will even engage in a little play time with friends from time to time (although she is always more interested in hunting for rodents or chasing lizards).

BB with Friends
Play Time

She needs to be the only dog in the home as she wants to be the one who receives all your attention.  She has lived with cats without any problem, so it is possible an independent dog-experienced cat could share her home.  She is too energetic for homes with pre-teen children, plus she will steal their toys!

BB is 7 years old and weighs 55 lbs.  She is house broken and has been an indoor dog all her life.  She has a big warning bark to let you know if someone is at the door. She is familiar with a dog door if you have one.  She wants to be where her people are, wherever they are.  She loves to have her person working in the yard so she can spend hours hunting for lizards and checking every hole for rodent activity.

She sheds minimally.  As long as you keep her clipped (4 times a year) and brushed, you won’t find little black Airebunnies around the house.  However, those black furnishings do pick up grass, weeds, etc.

She is up to date on her vaccinations, microchipped, spayed and recently had her teeth cleaned.

Oh boy, a Toy!

Tail Always Wagging





Rodney relaxing in his new home
Rodney relaxing in his new home

Rodney has been adopted and seems to be settling right in to his new home.

Thank you to Kelly and Frank for fostering Rodney, getting him used to living in a home and teaching him what it means to be a family member.



Rodney is very sweet and friendly, but he has never lived in a house. He will be 4 years old on April 2nd. He was surrendered because the family’s 3 year old child was afraid of getting knocked down by him. He needs to be house trained, leash trained, everything trained (Rose reports that Rodney actually walks pretty well on leash!). 

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Chester – Utah – Adopted



Handsome Chester in Utah is looking for a special home.  Chester is a sweet gentleman — well as gentlemanly as any Airedale can be, because he still wipes his wet beard on any leg he can find 🙂  He has a very gentle temperament, unless you are a cat (who are his nemesis I think), and loves to be with his people. He is a bit of a couch hog and would prefer to be with a family that is home more than they are gone. He enjoys traveling in the car, slow meandering walks, lots of hugs and loves, and long drinks of cool water. Chester is looking for a family that will support him through his challenges and that has a more relaxed atmosphere/schedule.

Chester is a special needs boy. He has one leg that is slightly shorter than the other and is missing a toe or two on that same foot. As a result he will be on a low/medium dose of medication for life to help manage the pain and arthritis that is a result of the strain put on his joints. He also cannot walk long distances and may need a ramp to be able to get into vehicles.

Chester is 6 years old, approximately 70 lbs., neutered, and up to date on shots.

If you live in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico or Utah and are interested in adopting Chester, please contact us.  Adoption will require an application form, references and a home visit. More information at

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Teddy – Arizona – Adopted

Teddy is 9 years old (DOB 01/09/2006) and weighs 130 lb., which is about 30 lbs. more than his frame should be carrying. He and his owner used to go everywhere together, but for the last few years, there has been more food going in than calories going out. Teddy’s owner has had to move into assisted living and the family asked us to find Teddy a new home.

Luckily for big Teddy, we had a wonderful family waiting for a senior Airedale who needed them.

Teddy and his new Dad