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
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UPDATE: We are very pleased to announce that Azzie has been ADOPTED! Thank you to everyone who has expressed an interest in this handsome young diamond in the rough.
—He is about two years old, healthy, has been heart worm tested, neutered and up to date on all his shots.
—He loves people, is affectionate and eager to please which makes him easy to train.
—He weighs about 55 pounds, but is underweight and will probably end up weighing 65 + pounds when fully mature.
—He had no training when he came into rescue, but is a fast learner and has already learned a lot.
—He can be reactive when first meeting other dogs.
—He is a high energy dog and would love an active home.
—He seems to be house trained (very few mistakes in his kennel)
—He will need an owner who will commit to furthering his training and who has experience with young, active Airedales.
If you 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.
Duke is a neutered male Airedale between the age of 1-2 yr. He came through the shelter system and was reportedly too energetic for small children. He has been fostered with 3 Airedales, 2 females and 1 male, and despite their fussing at him he has offered no response other than to turn away. It appears that he had spent little, if any, time in the house, so early on he was confined in a doggy play pen when we could not watch him. After 2+ weeks he had more access in the house but with supervision. Now when we are home he has free access (dog door) but is confined when we are gone for a time. He has picked up the TV remote…and thought it was a toy so some supervision is still needed…but most other household items he has left alone. He likes watching TV (perhaps he just wanted to change the channel). He likes dog toys and will get them out of the toy basket.
We have about 1 ac. fenced off the back of the house and he can use the dog door to go out when he likes. He does like to spend more time out in the morning but also likes to be with people and most of the time will be with one of us. Initially it was obvious he had had no training and did not know what to do with his adolescent energy. His two forms of play were with our 7 yr old female Airedale, who engaged
him in chase. Then he learned to chase the ball that is retrieved by our 7 r old male Airedale. That has become very competitive and despite our male fussing at Duke….there have been no altercations. Duke is very fast and quick and being able to run “all out” seems to be something he really enjoys. After a play period he is glad to come in the house and crash.
Duke had never been groomed before so we are taking that slowly. He can be a little fearful, esp. of the clippers, but is also curious so will overcome a fear quickly. He has the densest coat of any dog I have seen. The groomer needs to go slow and be patient. We have worked on basic house manners. He is not allowed on the couch and he has done well with house training to the point that we do not watch him all the time. He will put his paws up on things but because there has been no food on the counter he has…as yet…not
learned to counter surf. He is still in training 101. He needs leash work …working on sit etc. He is fed in the play pen and goes in there automatically at meal times.
He is more excitable (and a bit mouthy) when he has been confined for a period but exercise helps him settle down. He also likes being with people so being left in a backyard would most likely lead to his being bored and getting into trouble. In a new home he will need a consistent routine and if an only dog will need some play time with other dogs to maintain good socialization.
Izzy, is a 4 year old spayed female Airedale Terrier. She is a big girl. She was 87# when she came in to rescue. She is now down to 79# and probably should weigh about 70-75#. She was owned by an elderly couple. After the husband went into the hospital, the wife couldn’t handle her. She is sweet, but a typical young Airedale and large.
Despite her laid back nature she can move fast when she wants to and is not at all safe around cats, chickens, etc. She is a master counter-surfer. Nothing is safe on the counters!
She loves affection and loves to play with other dogs. She can be a rough player, so a small dog would not be a suitable companion. She is house trained. She has graduated to sleeping in her foster family’s bedroom on her bed and sleeps quietly through the night.
It would be great if she had a family with another dog or teenagers to keep her active, or a very active person, as she may be prone to gaining weight. She rides in the car like a dream—and doesn’t even bark when she sees other dogs. In fact, she doesn’t bark a lot period, reserving her energy for those times when it is really important (like the middle of the night when the coyotes howl.)
Izzy is being fostered in the Silver City, New Mexico area.
Bonnie is an absolutely delightful dog who was a companion to a gentleman who died. She was a house dog and constant companion. She has nice manners, knows her name and even comes when you call her despite being an Airedale. We started on her grooming today and even though she was a little frightened she stood beautifully. She has the typical Airedale energy, is curious and likes to play. She is reported to be between 8- 9 yrs and appears in good health but we will be completing her vet work in a few days. We consider her medium sized and are estimating her weight around 60#. She is currently living with 2 Airedales and they seem to be doing well together. Please consider adopting Bonnie you will just love her sweet nature. Bonnie is being fostered in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.
If you are interested in adopting, please click on the following link to read our policies and procedures and complete an application form.
Chip is a 2 yr old male that came to us as an owner surrender to the shelter. He is neutered and very healthy and a typical 2 yr old adolescent. He has been started on basic training and house training but will need to be in a home where training will be continued. He learns quickly and his attention span is good for his age. He is currently living with 3 female Airedales and would do best with a non dominant playmate his size.
He is very people focused and likes being with his people but can also entertain himself chasing squirrels and playing with another dog. But left alone for long hours he will get “creative.” Typical of a youngster he is fond of shoes and gloves but given a kong he will rest quietly after exercise. Chip is medium size at approximately 75#
Chip is being fostered in the Albuquerque area.
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Meet Noah (ADOPTED). He was discovered by one of our volunteers who found him listed on a local yard sale website. The listing described him as “a very energetic, very sweet one year old Airedale who loves everyone and has never met a stranger. He loves running, playing in the water, hikes and his toys. He would do best in a home where he has another dog to play with. We have given him a loving home but with a new baby in the house we are unable to give him the attention he needs.”
Our volunteer was able to bring Noah into rescue and brought him to Las Cruces where he was met by a second volunteer who brought him the rest of the way to Silver City. We updated his vaccinations and got him bathed and groomed and ready for his new forever home. He was adopted by the volunteer who helped transport him –it was love at first sight for the entire family and Noah has doggie sisters to play with and humans to give him lots of love and attention.
Beautiful Brandy was a stray at a shelter in southern New Mexico and no one ever came to claim her. After getting her spayed and over a case of kennel cough and evaluated by a foster family, she was placed with one of our approved applicants who had been waiting a long time for a female that would be a good match for their current female Airedale. They are a perfect match.
Mae came from an elderly couple that found her energy overwhelming.
Her new family keeps her well exercised.
Here is a photo of our girl on our deck with a rainbow in the background. The one with her on her back, is one of her favorite poses; she sometimes sleeps for a while like that. Shows how uptight she is, no?
Bess .. 4 years old, 53 lbs. Report from volunteer:
Her leash manners are as perfect as they could be. She pretty much stayed at heel for most of the walk, leaving my side only to pee. She gets along with other dogs. She is one very sweet Airedale!
She is very affectionate once the initial shyness wears off. She doesn’t have a clue what to do with a toy! She has not been exposed to much–even the traffic on the road when we were walking made her very
Her coat is beautiful and very thick and coarse. The hair on her legs was so matted that I didn’t think she had much there at all, but as I combed it out I discovered she has more than I thought. She was very unsure about being groomed and it took a lot of reassurance, but she managed to get through it
She does seem to be house trained. And she continues to be great on the leash. I think she would be fine around dogs that weren’t too boisterous, but she will hide behind me and growl softly at any high energy dog that appears to be headed in her direction. Because of her spay surgery, she is not being turned out with other dogs yet. We may try that next week.
It was very hard to get a decent photo, so it is hard to really see her. Her ears are down because she is so scared. And her tail is tucked so you can’t even see it. She does have a normal (i.e. not stubby) airedale tail. She does not have a lot of muzzle hair–don’t know if she was trimmed there or not. Tried to get a head shot. With a good trim, she’ll be very cute.
We place Airedales in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah. We prefer to place the dogs locally, if possible. Bess is currently in the Silver City, New Mexico, area. We require a completed application, home visit and veterinary references.