Missy is a BIG beautiful Airedale girl (75#). Sadly, at the age of 7 years, she lost the only home she had known because one of her owners died and the other had to move into a home where Missy was not welcome. She is very affectionate and loves meeting new people. She is easy to walk and doesn’t react to other dogs. She loves to play with other dogs and is a noisy player.
She loves playing with toys. She would like you to throw them for her and play tug. Typical of most Airedales, she does not fetch! She loves to have you spray her with water. She wants to grab the hose, so you need to toss a toy to keep her from doing that. She may like swimming (we don’t have a pool to test that).
She is playful, but calm. She is fostered with other Airedales and someone who is home most of the time, but we believe she would probably be fine on her own during the day if you work as long as you have the time before and after work to give her lots of attention. She would probably be fine with older children who know how to treat an older gal gently.
Missy is sensitive about having her feet and hind end touched by strangers. Now that she has gotten to know her foster mom, she LOVES being massaged, but you need to let vets and groomers know they should be cautious.
Missy is currently located in Tucson, Arizona. She is spayed, housebroken, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She requires medication for spay incontinence.
October 1, 2017: When 11 month old puppy Airedale Edison came in to rescue, he was limping and it was obvious that there was something very wrong with his left rear leg. Instead of being straight, it bent outwards at the ankle. An x-ray revealed that he had sustained an injury to the fibula at the “ankle” end which stopped the growth plate. The tibia (inner leg bone) kept growing, resulting in the lower part of his leg twisting to the outside.
The leg could be repaired by what is known as a corrective osteotomy where a wedge of bone is removed, the bone is straightened and the leg is pinned in the correct position. Once the bone heals, the dog should be able to do anything any other dog can do, without limitations. It is a tricky surgery because there is not much room for the pins at the ankle joint. It is also of utmost importance to keep the dog from doing too much before the bone has healed. Because of his very young age, we decided to go forward with the surgery.
Edison is Adopted
March 19, 2018 The surgery was a great success! We wish Edison and his new family a long and happy life!!
Izzy is a five year old, well behaved lady whose family was unable to keep her. She has a moderate amount of energy, she loves to walk, but needs a little work on her leash skills. Izzy gets along with other dogs in the home and at the dog park. She has a gentle mouth and takes treats politely. Izzy is a big girl and could stand to lose about 15 pounds. She has a lot of love and deserves a good family to cuddle with. Izzy is spayed, microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations and is housetrained. She is currently being fostered in Peoria, Arizona.
If you have an application in with Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue, please let us know that you are interested in Izzy. For all others, please complete an application (link above). Prior to adoption, an application with references and a home visit will need to be done.
8-30-2016 Update. ADOPTED!!
Hank is a very sweet, but very energetic, 5 year old neutered, 68 lb., male Airedale. His owners’ lives have changed drastically since they got Hank. They now each work 45-50 hours per week, have a 2 year old son and another baby on the way.
Hank has always been a well loved, well cared for, house dog, but it doesn’t look like he has had much, if any, training and he is bursting with excess energy because of a lack of exercise.
He is fine with other dogs .. he apparently lived with another dog and is used to going to dog parks.
Hank is neutered, microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations and is housetrained. He is currently n Glendale, Arizona.
9-7-2016 Pancho met with his wonderful new family . It was a mutual love affair.
8/23/16 update: Pancho just had his first day at pack socialization. The trainer loves him. She says that although it is obvious he has practiced fence fighting all his life and he is very vocal about it, once he’s loose with the dogs, he’s just fine. He spent the day following her around .. even into the bathroom (typical Airedale).
Do you love Airedales, but perhaps it is not the right time in your life for a time-consuming younger dog? Please consider giving a home to this Airedale gentleman. He is 11 years young and other than a little arthritis in his hips, is in great shape. He is very affectionate and would love nothing more than to give and receive love.
What will you get if you adopt Pancho?
LOVE AND AFFECTION: The joy on his face every time you walk into the room can only be called unconditional love. You will never lack for snuggles with Pancho in your home! He will be forever grateful if you give him a second chance at love. Unlike a youngster, he won’t jump up on you and your friends.
COMPANIONSHIP: You’ll never feel lonely with Pancho at your side.
HEALTH: Lower stress? Check! Reduced risk of heart disease? Check! Decreased depression and anxiety? Check! Giving a home to Pancho may be your most affordable and reliable health care policy!
PROTECTION: Pancho will let you know if anyone is at the door and whoever is there will think twice before entering. Pancho will help you feel more secure and protected.
ENGAGEMENT: Your friends may be settled and your children all grown up, but a dog needs and values daily care and attention. Adopting Pancho will keep you actively involved in the life of another.
LAUGHTER: Watching Pancho toss a bone or chewy around and pounce on it will bring joy to your heart and laughter to your lips.
Pancho would love to be the only dog of someone who is home 24/7. He should be fine with a working family as long as he gets lots of attention when you are home and the hours alone are not extreme. He uses a dog door at his foster home. He does have thunder anxiety and will try to escape if he is left outside during a storm. His foster mom wraps an Ace bandage around him, closes the blinds to the room, covers his crate with blankets, plays loud music or a television program, gives him a frozen marrow bone and sits by him until he settles down. He has been fine with this technique, but it does require that someone is going to be home if a storm comes up.
He didn’t grow up with children, but is very gentle with people, so should be fine with them. However, he is too frail to stand up to rough play and an adult home would be best.
He is choosy about his dog companions. He might be fine with a calm older female dog about his own size, but introductions would be necessary to be sure. He was not raised with cats, and we have no idea whether he could live with a cat.
Pancho is a tall, slim 65 lb. 11 year old neutered male. He was formerly an outdoor dog, but uses the dog door at his foster home and hasn’t made a housebreaking mistake since the first day.
We do not ship our dogs. We would prefer to place Pancho in Tucson or Phoenix, but if you are willing to drive to Tucson, please feel free to tell your local Airedale Rescue volunteer that you are interested in Pancho and we will see if we can work things out.
Please let us know if you have any questions. Prior to adoption, you will need to fill out an
application with references (link to application above) and a home visit will need to be done.
UPDATE: Thank you to the Matson family for fostering Monty through his long recovery. The Matsons have fallen in love with Monty and have adopted him.
This poor little man was brought to a vet clinic to be euthanized after he broke his leg. The story the owners gave the clinic was that he was in his kennel run, they were feeding the horses and somehow he got so excited that he broke his leg??? Thankfully, the staff at the clinic reached out and found Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue. Luckily, it was a fairly simple break, although a pin was required. We would love to find a quiet adult home for him to recuperate close enough to our vet in Glendale, Arizona, to take him in for checkups. He is only 14 months old, so it is going to be tough to keep him quiet …. no children, no other pets.
Polly is a five year old, 58 lb., spayed, healthy and energetic girl. She was too much for her elderly owners, who sadly decided she needed a chance at a better life. She is very friendly, affectionate and loves to be loved. She wants to be close to her humans wherever they are, inside or out, but is okay on her own as long as she has had lots of exercise. She would probably be fine with kids, except that she still jumps and mouths at your hands a little when she is excited in anticipation of a walk or dinner. She is getting much better, but no little kids or elderly in the home until she has had some training.
Polly enjoys hunting lizards with her foster family’s Airedales and would not be safe with cats, birds, or other small rapidly moving critters.
She loves going for walks, car rides and trips to the dog park.
Polly has a beautiful thick coat and luxurious furnishings, which unfortunately had to be shaved off because of the mats.
Polly is currently being fostered in Tucson, Arizona.
If you have an application in with Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue, please let us know that you are interested in Polly. For all others, please complete an application (link above). An application with vet references and a home visit are required.
Here’s Curly! He’s a big (70#) happy friendly young Airedale (estimated to be about 2.5 years old). He was purchased to be trained as a drug detection dog. Apparently drug detection dogs will do anything for a ball and will hunt for it relentlessly. Curly will play fetch a couple of times and then decide that some scent is more interesting. (Wow .. sounds like the Airedales I know!)
Unfortunately, he is NOT cat friendly.
He is now neutered, up to date on all vaccinations and has been cleared of Valley Fever, tick fever and heartworm. ADOPTED
If you have an application in with us, please let us know if you are interested in Curly. He is currently in Phoenix, Arizona.
I’m quite a magnificent specimen, if I do say so myself. But, looks aren’t everything! I’m not for the first time dog owner. I am also not the dog for an inpatient person as I can be quite headstrong. I respond very well to positive training, am VERY food motivated and am looking for an owner with positive reinforcement training experience. I love to play rough with dogs and people. An owner with time and patience and the energy to give me LOTS of exercise will be important for me. I also require a dog brother or sister about my size (75-80 lbs) that likes to wrestle and play tug. I will do best in a home without children, not only because I could easily knock them down, but because I really require as much attention as a couple of children. After I have had a vigorous morning of exercise, I am perfectly
content to sleep through the day, ready for an afternoon and evening of dog and human play and exercise. Without enough exercise, I will find a way to amuse myself .. perhaps by chewing up a favorite shoe or pillow or my dog bed, or maybe I’ll rip up the irrigation lines or chew up a plastic flower pot. I am also a skilled counter surfer, so you need to either have a way to guard your counters or keep them clean. I have learned to walk calmly by other dogs and horses, but rabbits and other fast-moving critters are still a challenge ,,, you must be strong enough to stand up to 80 lbs. lunging after a rabbit! I have a big bark and acute hearing and will let anyone approaching my property know that I am on guard.
Buddy really is a great dog for the right person. He loves to hike and is never far away from your side. He loves chasing bunnies, but comes right back. As long as you can meet his exercise and entertainment needs, and he has a dog friend willing to spend a couple of hours a day playing wrestle, tug and chase, he is very calm. He can sail over a 5 foot fence with the proper incentive (critters), so a 6 foot fence is recommended and a wall would be better than a see-through fence.
He’s a strong, willful dog who is not for the beginner. He is unresponsive to negative training…but, with treats and when the bulb goes on in his head, “Ah, THAT’S what they’re looking for,” he is happy to comply. He is spot on smart and would make an impressive, eager team mate in almost any performance venue if you had the patience and skills to motivate him. GREAT Dog!!!
Buddy is in a foster home in Tucson, Arizona. We would LOVE to find a home for him in Tucson so he could continue is training here.
If you are interested in Buddy, please drop us a line letting us know why and describing your experience with Airedales, training, etc. Thanks!
This is Duke. He is 7 years old, neutered, approximately 70 lbs., incredibly sweet and drop dead gorgeous! Duke is in Phoenix, Arizona, and is available for adoption ADOPTED through Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue. NO CATS. He has not lived with children, so no children living in the home under the age of 8 years old. If you are a prior adopter or have an application in with us, please message us to let us know if you are interested. If you haven’t submitted an application, you will find the link at the top of this post. We prefer to place within a couple of hours of Phoenix.