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Rowdy in Phoenix, AZ – Adopted


Rowdy (formerly Robby) (adopted January, 2016) joins Majerle (adopted April 2014)
Rowdy is doing really well and is very happy in his new forever Airehome. He and Majerle get along great. He still has an issue with stealing things and does not want to give them back but he’s getting better.

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1/25/2016 — The meet and greet went well!

1/22/2016 — Robby has a meet and greet scheduled with a potential family Monday.  If he and their female Airedale do well together, they will take him home.

Robby is a 3 year old, 55 lb., neutered, house trained, microchipped, vaccinated male Airedale. Both of his owners died and he now needs a new home. He is an energetic boy who needs an energetic family that can give him lots of exercise and training. He would love to have another large active dog to play with. He will want to share your bed and the couch and be close to you. He always has a toy in his mouth. What a sweetheart. NO CATS or other small animals. No children under the age of 8 years. If you live in the Phoenix area and might be interested in fostering or adopting, please contact us.

If you currently have a dog or have had a dog within the past five years, all of your dogs must be current on vaccinations, be spayed/neutered and have received regular veterinary care (not just “shots”). Please note: a vet reference check will be performed upon receiving your application.

You must have a fenced in yard even though we do not advocate leaving dogs outdoors unsupervised. This is the life most of them escaped from and we don’t want to see them go back to the lonely life of an outside dog. So for this reason, we only adopt to homes where the dog lives indoors with their new family.

Once we have preliminarily approved your application, an area coordinator will contact you to arrange a time for a home visit.

You will find a link to our application form at the top of this article.

If you have general questions about the adoption process or a particular dog, please email us at info@swairedalerescue.org


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 info@umcstmarks.org 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.]


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!

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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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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

FAITH – Arizona – ADOPTED!

Sweet Faith

Faith is an 8 year old spayed female being fostered in Tucson, Arizona . She is up to date on vaccinations and negative for heartworm, tick fever and valley fever. She has always been well cared for. She is used to staying home alone with a working family, using her dog door to freely move between house and yard and going for walks through the neighborhood every day. She grew up with children from age 5 through the late teens. She rides quietly in the car and walks on leash without pulling or making any fuss. She is affectionate, but calm and not a real cuddler other than a few minutes in the morning and whenever you come home.

Faith LOVES playing with other dogs – she plays rough and likes to body slam and sounds as though she is ready to tear the other dog’s throat out, but she is all play and other dogs know this.

Pretty Faith in the ConeShe had surgery on 10/8/2014 to have a wart taken off her eyelid that was irritating her eye and an epulis from her gum. She now has a clean bill of health and is ready for her new home.




FaithWe are looking for someone with a dog door to a large secure yard and who will take Faith on daily walks and either have another large playful dog, or make sure she gets regular play dates and/or visits to the dog park.

Please complete the Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue online application form if you are interested in adopting Faith. If you have already filed an application, contact us to let us know you are interested in Faith of Arizona.  Note that priority will be given to applicants located in Arizona.Faith Waiting for Breakfast


Jack – Arizona – Adopted

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Jack is a very handsome, boisterous 6 year old boy. Jack’s former owner was not able to take him when moving out of state. Jack is very affectionate,  He has a typical Airedale attention span and seems much younger than his six years! He will benefit from some obedience training, Jack does not know how to interact with other dogs and will probably be best as an only dog until he learns some manners. Jack would be great for a very active mature family.  At 70 lbs., he is a big boy and could easily knock over youngsters.

We want to place Jack either in Phoenix or Tucson where we have trainers who can help make sure Jack’s new home is successful.

If you are interested in adopting Jack, please complete the Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue online application form. If you have already submitted an application, contact us to let us know you are interested in Jack in Arizona.   We do not ship our dogs.

Callie – Arizona – Adopted

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Callie has been well cared for and loved her entire life. Unfortunately, a change in the family’s circumstances have forced them to ask Airedale Rescue to find Callie a new loving home.

Callie is a healthy, happy, energetic 6 year old, 61 lb., spayed, Airedale girl. She is up to date on all vaccinations and microchipped. She has lived with a male Labrador retriever most of her life and her dad says she is the star of the dog park. She will play with any size dog – she bows her front down while wagging trying to get anyone to run with her.

Callie has not done well with cats when she met them in the past.

Callie is currently in the Phoenix, Arizona, area (Chandler).  If you are interested in adopting Callie, please complete the Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue online application form. If you have already submitted an application, contact us to let us know you are interested in Callie of Arizona.  We do not ship our dogs.

Marla – Arizona – Adopted

Photo of Marla with her family
Marla with her new family

Marla and her new family hit it off immediately. Marla and Nash were chasing each other around the yard and Nash showed off for the new girl by jumping into the pool when we were investigating that part of the yard, which he apparently never does. He has been missing his big sister who died a while ago and is delighted to have a new girl to boss him around.  They are a really nice family and I felt very comfortable about Marla joining them even though we are going to miss her a lot!

They are changing her name slightly .. to Marly, only spelled Majerle;) Her family explains: we started the sports theme with jordan because she was the aire jordan then with nash so we couldn’t help going with thunder dan majerle.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

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Marla looking right at home

Lola – Arizona – Adopted


2/20/2014 UPDATE:  The meeting went great and Lola is on her way to her new home!

2/20/2014 UPDATE: If all goes well, Lola has a new home.

Funny little Lola would probably be a great companion for any active family that loves Airedales AND has the time and energy to exercise and train a young Airedale.  She adores all people and loves to play with other dogs and a friendly, active male Airedale would be a great companion.  She does insist on being first in everything — you know  “What Lola Wants, Lola Gets.”  Foster mom has to toss toys for her to chase so she can give her own Airedale some loving … otherwise, little Miss Lola is shoving her way right in.  A dog already in the home that was jealous of the attention or had any toy or food aggression issues would not be a good match.



Although she is very young (about 20 months old), she is really very good for such a youngster.  As always, a basic obedience course is always a good idea with a youngster.

We are looking for a family in Tucson or Phoenix that will keep her lean and give her regular exercise.

Also on Lola’s “must” list for an adopter is to be allowed on the furniture 🙂


A dog door would be a bonus as she loves to whip in and out at will.

We don’t know where Lola started off, but her most recent owners said that they got her from a friend and she was about 20 months old (the vet thinks she might be 18 months based on her glistening white teeth).

Lola was kept in the back yard during the day and crated at night.  It just wasn’t enough exercise for an active young Airedale.  She has obviously never been mistreated — she has no fears, adores all people and is very used to being allowed on the furniture as her right.

When she first came in, she had a slight limp.  Dr. Boulay, the board certified orthopedic vet who has fixed so many of our broken Airedales, took a look at her and her xrays.  She does have hip dysplacia, but it is his opinion that as long as she is kept lean and well exercised, she will probably never have a problem with her hips. After a week of running around the acreage of her foster home, the limp was completely gone.  In fact, she has really beautiful movement.  Dr. Boulay says that the best exercise for her would be walks and short hikes, plus playing with other dogs and chasing balls and toys.  Swimming would be great, but not necessary.  If surgery ever did become necessary, we have set aside the funds to have that done as long as it is done by a vet of our choosing.  For that reason, we want to place her either in Tucson or Phoenix.  Other than that, she doesn’t really need any vet care that every other well cared for dog doesn’t get.

 Lola helping back flush the pool

Lola is a very pretty little thing, except for her funky flying nun ears, although we happen to think they are cute.


She is adorable when she sits up like a person in the chair and watches TV!

Lola Watching the Olympics
Lola Watching the Olympics

Her only bad habits are that if you aren’t doing anything and she thinks you should be playing with her, she will mouth your hands and keep offering you her paws.   That is cute unless you happen to be wearing shorts!   We just keep a supply of stuffed toys at hand. She loves to chase after them and then will self-amuse for a long time, tossing it around and pouncing on it.

She also loves to steal dirty socks, but she doesn’t hurt them .. just carries them off and “loves” them a little.  She also enjoys pre-shredding the junk mail — a “job” she loves.

She loves playing with other dogs, although her first greeting is a little too enthusiastic .. she nose pokes the other dog. She is very responsive to correction and she gets along fine with the other Airedales in her foster home.

We don’t know if Lola has been around kids.  Real little kids would not be a good idea because she needs consistent enforcement of the four-on-the floor rule.  But, she would love an older kid who loved to throw her toys and balls for her.

If anyone is interested, let us know.  The usual application and home visit process will be required before a meeting is scheduled.