Category Archives: Adopted

Chip in New Mexico – Adopted

Chip
Chip

ADOPTED

​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.
 
If you are interested in adopting Chip, please click on the following link to read our policies and procedures and complete an application form.
 
SWAT Adoption Procedure
 
If you have already submitted an application form, please use the following form to let us know you are interested in Chip.

Noah of NM (Adopted)

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.

Brandy of New Mexico – Adopted

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.

At the Shelter
First Grooming
Couch Time with Mom
Brandy and Bella – Sisters

Polly in Arizona – ADOPTED

PollyADOPTED!

Polly and her new brother playing Bitey Face

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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

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
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.

 

 

Hank in Arizona – ADOPTED!

 

Hank8-30-2016 Update.  ADOPTED!!
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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 GroomedHank is neutered, microchipped, up to date on all vaccinations and is housetrained. He is currently n Glendale, Arizona.

ADOPTED!

 

Izzy in Arizona – ADOPTED

 

IzzyADOPTED!!
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.

ADOPTED!

Izzy

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.

Izzy

 

Tornado Frankie

Tornado Frankie Arrives!
Tornado Frankie Arrives!

This is when we adopted Frankie from Southwest Airedale Terrier Rescue 11/11/05. He was an 11 month old Tornado!

Because Frankie was so out of control, Jen and Dave had to work hard on teaching him manners, which started them on their journey to many dog sports. His official name is:

Frankie The Super Dale CGC RN NW1 L1C L1I RATO

  • CGC- Canine Good Citizen
  • RN- Rally Novice
  • NW1- Nosework 1
  • L1C- Nosework Level 1 Containers
  • L1I- Nosework Level 1 Interiors
  • RATO – Barnhunt Open

He almost got a TD (Therapy Dog) title but failed the dropped hot dog test – couldn’t resist and had to snarf it up – he was supposed to ignore it – oh well!!! Everything else he did perfectly.

Frankie Smells a Rat!
Frankie Smells a Rat!
Senior Ratter Title
Senior Ratter Title

November, 2015 ..  Frankie earned 2 legs towards his Senior Ratter title, including 2 High In Trials, just shy of his 11th Birthday!

Nosework Title
November, 2015, Frankie earned a Level 1 Interiors in Nosework.
Nosework Trial
November 2013 – Nosework Trial – Frankie earned his NW1

 

 

Rally Title
June 2012 – Novice Rally Title

 

 

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Air Frank
Air Frank

We also took agility lessons and I wish we could have continued with those because Frankie really enjoyed it (there is only so much time in a day!)

We tried herding and carting, but Frankie wasn’t interested.  We tried some lure coursing, but Frankie would cheat.  He figured out that he could just wait for the lure to come around!  Too smart!

Focus
Pre-competition warm up

Dave taught Frankie tricks and they won the 2011 Petsmart Petwalk: Best Trick contest (as well as the owner/pet lookalike contest).

His trick was the “Bang Bang”- where Dave “shoots” and Frankie collapses and rolls into a “dead”. He hops up onto Dave’s upright bass and surfs while Dave plays rockabilly tunes.

Rockabilly Frank
Rockabilly Frank

 

Frankie is affectionate and friendly to all and is so silly. This dog has a ridiculous sense of humor and makes us laugh every day.

 

Pancho in Arizona – ADOPTED

Pancho-Happy

Pancho 09-07-20169-7-2016 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).

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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.

 

Monty – ADOPTED

Puppy with Broken LegUPDATE:  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.
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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. 

Before sending an inquiry, please read the “How to Adopt” policies on our website www.swairedalerescue.org

We place Airedales in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah.  We prefer to place the dogs locally, if possible.   We require a completed application, home visit and veterinary references.