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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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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.

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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.

 

 

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Mae of New Mexico – Adopted

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?

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Curly – Arizona – ADOPTED

 

CurlyADOPTED!!
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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.

 

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Buddy – Arizona – ADOPTED

ADOPTED

BUDDY, a 3-year-old (DOB 04/10/2013), says,

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!

BUDDY HAS BEEN ADOPTED

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Bess of New Mexico – ADOPTED

Bess Sitting

Bess StandingADOPTED!

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
nervous.

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
pretty well.

BessShe 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.Bess

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.  Bess is currently in the Silver City, New Mexico, area.  We require a completed application, home visit and veterinary references.

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REUNITED! in Gilbert, Arizona

REUNITED with his family 🙂
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Found Airedale in Gilbert, Arizona 7 March 2016 No chip no tags.
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