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Inglevalley Golly Miss Molly, photo by James Wilson

Inglevalley Golly Miss Molly
Photo by James Wilson

Most Airedale rescue groups are volunteer-operated, nonprofit organizations dedicated to finding new, ideally permanent homes for displaced Airedale Terriers. As one North American Airedale rescue organization expresses it, they try to place every dog possible and carefully screen all incoming dogs, consulting experts when necessary, to identify those with socially unacceptable behavior. Of these, they work with the ones who can benefit from training and re-home only those they know can be placed safely. Rescue groups often provide spay and neuter services and essential vet care to place dogs with new carefully matched permanent adoptive homes. (This description is derived from material on the Web site of the Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption [ATRA] of Michigan,

The national Airedale rescue organization in Canada is called AireCanada Airedale Rescue Network, found online at The goal of AireCanada is not only to care for the dogs that need it most, but also to help educate the public about the breed. Breed traits and characteristics of the Airedale don’t suit everyone, so part of the organization’s job is to ensure a potential home is fully aware of the character of the dog they wish to adopt. They also wish to educate people about the hazards of buying a puppy from a pet shop, or from irresponsible breeders.




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