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KIWA HAS BEEN ADOPTED! OUR THANKS TO ALL WHO CONSIDERED OFFERING THIS NICE BOY A NEW HOME!!

Hi there! My name is Kiwa and I am an Airedale!
Hi there! My name is Kiwa and I am an Airedale!

Are you looking for a purebred Airedale Terrier but don’t have the time or inclination to spend hours grooming your new friend? Here is the perfect solution! Two-year old Kiwa is a short-coated Redline Airedale. His fur will never grow long and untidy and he will be happy to be brushed from time to time and offered the occasional bath! Nevertheless, this young boy is all Airedale — he’s smart and trainable, affectionate, playful, energetic and loving. He’s everything you would like and hope for from an Airedale Terrier.  He is that rare creature: a Redline Airedale Terrier!

From Wikipedia: There are also the short coated “Redline” type Airedales, they appear to be genetic throwbacks in looks to the Airedale’s early days when the breed’s coats were much shorter than today’s Airedale. Even with their shorter coat they still have the same hard wiry outer coat with a soft under coat and fall well within the criteria of the breed standard and therefore can be AKC registered and most are registered.

Here I am! It's me -- Kiwa! Aren't I a handsome fellow?
Here I am! It’s me — Kiwa! Aren’t I a handsome fellow?

Geri Thom, our volunteer who is managing Kiwa’s adoption, writes:

Kiwa is a big, beautiful boy who was born Jan. 29, 2014.. His owner surrendered him to the SPCA around the beginning of May 2015. He was thought by SPCA staff to be an Airedale mix because he has a short coat and longer ears than the standard Airedale. Inexplicably, his tail had also been completely docked.

AireCanada determined him to be a Redline Airedale — very rare and much sought-after by Airedale aficionados!

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Could I come live with you? I promise to love you forever and ever!

I met him in June when the SPCA called to ask for help placing him in an appropriate home. I first saw him striding back from a walk with a handler and was instantly struck by his beauty. Within minutes of meeting him I knew he was all Airedale and absolutely fell in love with him as did my husband. We sincerely wished we were in a position to add him to our family – he was that special.

Placing an Airedale in a new home requires considerable knowledge of the Airedale breed. Recognizing this, the SPCA offered AireCanada’s contact information to Kiwa’s new owners in the event the placement did not work out.

Six months after Kiwa’s placement, AireCanada has been contacted to help find a new home for Kiwa. Kiwa is presently living in very confined circumstances with a cat, an Airedale mix and a yard about 14 by 18 ft with a low fence. Both of his new owners work and they are having problems managing an Airedale pup. To their credit, his behavior and manners have improved since he joined their family, but they simply cannot give him the exercise he needs and are heartbroken at having to give him up.

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Kiwa on the left is only slightly larger than the standard-sized male Airedale shown on the right for comparison.

Kiwa spends four hours a day three times a week at a daycare and plays very well with both large and small dogs. He will retaliate if two or more dogs gang up on him. The Kennel staff tell me he is a great dog who needs more exercise than his owners can give him.

At home, he gets along well with the other dog (as you can see from the photo below) and seems to be fine with the cat.

I loves other dogs!
I loves other dogs!

Kiwa is a strong youngster and does pull on the leash (like many Airedales!).  This is a training issue and such behavior can be extinguished. He is not aggressive and, of course, he likes to dig and chase mice. He is a large puppy (88 pounds or 39.9 kg and 27″ to the top of his back) who is in need of exercise, some training and most of all love with positive direction and a forever home.

Fair warning: those soft pleading eyes will capture your heart in a second!

Note from AireCanada Coordinator:

AireCanada has been fortunate to have placed another Redline Airedale named Doc not too long ago. Here is what the owner of Doc says about him:

Doc is doing great.  He is a boy who loves life to the fullest and brings a great joy to everyone who knows him.  He is the first Airedale we have had that is so tolerant of dressing up.  We put felt antlers on him at Christmas and he was so proud of himself.  He left them on when he went to deliver his Christmas presents and was so pleased with the extra attention that they gave him (we all told him how cute he was).  He even sat still for a Christmas picture.  He loves to play in the deep snow and the best is finding a really deep part (it is about2.5 feet in some places in the field) and rolling in it.  Just before Christmas Doc and I went to obedience classes and he did very well.  He is a smart boy and picked things up very quickly.  We did that to see how he would take to a class setting as I would like to take him to agility.  I think he will have fun with it, he has the energy, and the speed for it (not that we will go to any trials but it will be a fun activity for us).  It is funny how many people really think that Doc is a mixed breed.  I do a lot of educating and explaining about him.

Our opinion is that Kiwa, like Doc, will do well in an Airedale-experienced home where the owners have space for him to exercise and are willing to continue his training. Like all Airedales, he requires a securely fenced yard. We believe he would make a splendid companion  and would prefer an owner who is home much of the time.

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Do you have a home for me? I would love to be YOUR companion forever and ever!

This is a rare opportunity for some fortunate individual to adopt a wonderful and unique pup. If you are interested in Kiwa, you may contact mailto:generic.puppy@gmail.com for further information. In order to adopt Kiwa, you will need to complete the application form found on this website. A home visit will be required.

Kiwa is waiting for you! Will you be the lucky one to take him home?

 

Is Your Heart Large Enough?

Nellie has been adopted. Thank you all for your interest in her!

[This is a courtesy posting for another rescue organization. For information regarding this dog, please contact AireCanada Coordinator, Maureen Scott, here: generic.puppy@gmail.com]

Meet Nellie! She’s only four years old but stands 29″ at the withers and weighs 96.4 pounds. She is looking for a new owner who has a heart large enough to love this big handsome young lady.
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Nellie, who is exceedingly friendly, likes people a lot. She also loves other Airedales and other dogs. Cats? Well, not so much! And definitely no turtles…!

She is up to date on vaccinations and is available for immediate placement in Western Canada or the Pacific Northwest.

Nellie lacks training. A potential home who would consider adopting her must commit to training her to be the perfect girl we know she can be. Due to her lovable and friendly personality, we expect that, with training, she would end up being a terrific companion.

A home with a fenced yard is essential for this charming girl.  An application form, which can be found under the heading “Adoption Application” on our front page, must be completed if you wish to be considered as a suitable home for Nellie. No young children, please. Adult home preferred.

Is your heart large enough to include Nellie? We really hope so!

Geoffrey in Nova Scotia Urgently Needs a New Home!

Geoffrey has been adopted! Our thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in him.

Could you fall in love with 7 year old Geoffrey? It would be very easy!

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He’s a sweetheart and is searching for a new home in Nova Scotia or nearby.

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Geoffrey is extremely affectionate. He is a handsome seven year old purebred Airedale Terrier. He is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date with his vaccinations. A high energy dog, he would love lots of walks. He is loyal, gregarious, gentle, bouncy, comical, clever and very strong. Loves riding in the car and hiking in both urban and rural settings. Like most Airedales, a fenced yard is a necessity.

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We are learning more about Geoffrey every day. So far, it appears he gets on with cats nicely and is friendly with other dogs on a one-on-one basis. When a number of dogs approach him all at once, however, he becomes nervous.

An application is required to be considered to adopt Geoffrey. Go to the top of this page to complete the application form.

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For further information regarding Geoffrey, please send a message to maritimes@airecanada.com

NOTE THAT GEOFFREY IS AVAILABLE NOW! APPLICATIONS ARE WELCOME. WILL YOU BE GEOFFREY’S LUCKY NEW OWNER? HE WOULD LOVE TO GO HOME WITH YOU!!

Seeking an Airedale-Experienced Home for Young Jackie!

 Thank you very much for your interest in Jackie. He has been adopted!

I'm waiting for you!
I’m waiting for you!

Eight-month-old Jackie is a very large male Airedale pup who urgently needs a new home.

 

Please come play with me!
Please come play with me!

[Photo courtesy Jill Mellon]

Jackie came into AireCanada’s care during December where he was fostered with a volunteer family while he recovered from a neuter surgery supplied by his former owners. During that time, Jackie demonstrated that he was a very good-natured puppy. He showed us he loved people, got on well with other dogs, both male and female, learned quickly and was eager to please. He even managed to win over the foster family’s older male Airedale who was somewhat suspicious of the newcomer with the result that both boys were soon licking peanut butter off foster mom’s hand at the same time.

We discovered that Jackie was extremely energetic and very playful. He recalls very nicely. He also was crate-trained and was reasonably content for a time in a very large crate as long as a Kong filled with yummy food and peanut butter was supplied. At night, Jackie made it very clear that he would prefer to sleep in the bedroom with the rest of the foster family and happily snoozed in a VariKennel at the foot of the adults’ bed. The family Airedales had no difficulty with Jackie joining the bedroom party.

I don't mind a crate sometimes as long as I get lots of exercise first!
I don’t mind a crate sometimes as long as I get lots of exercise first!
This is my Kong!
This is my Kong!

Jackie proved to be an engaging companion and one we wished we could keep forever. However, once the stitches from his neuter surgery were removed  (with our sincere thanks to Dr. Pawel Cichon at Lonsdale/Sunwood Vet hospitals), it became apparent that he needed far more exercise than we were able to provide so we turned to our good friends at Willchris Kennels in Surrey, BC, for help. Jackie was transferred to WillChris’ care where he would be able to run and play with other dogs. He is currently still with the fine people at Willchris and appears to be having a marvelous time. As a result, we have learned that he is eager to play with other dogs, loves to run and is enjoying being a silly big puppy.

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[Our thanks to WillChris Kennels for permission to use these photographs.]

The ideal home for Jackie will have experience with Airedale Terriers and will be able to provide the many opportunities for exercise  that a young, energetic dog requires. The ability to offer leadership will be essential. Jackie will require obedience training and reacts well to positive training methods. He learns quickly. Jackie would fare very well with someone who loves the outdoors and wishes for a hiking or running companion.

We know that Jackie would prefer a home with a large fenced area where he can play; the presence of another large dog or two for companionship would be an asset. We suspect that cats or small dogs would not be suitable house mates for this large pup since he is too “bouncy” to play with smaller animals. The same could be said of small children. Although Jackie really likes children, our preference would be that any children in the family be teenagers or older.

We believe that Jackie would enjoy having a job to do — agility perhaps or competition obedience. We also believe that it is extremely important that Jackie’s new family be around a reasonable amount of the time. We will not place Jackie in a home where he will be crated or left outside on his own for hours on end. He clearly wants to be someone’s companion and is just as clearly prepared to worship his new owner(s).

So, how about it? Is Jackie your dream Airedale? He hopes so!

 

I'd love you forever!
I’d love you forever!
I'd sit and stay and learn to walk on leash, too!
I’d sit and stay and learn to walk on leash, too!

For more information regarding Jackie, please contact Maureen Scott

Please complete our online application form if you wish to be considered as a candidate to adopt Jackie. Note that priority will be given to applicants located in BC!

 

HAZEL would love to be yours!

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  Adopted

Hi, my name is Hazel and I am eight years old and all girl!

Love to travel!
Love to travel!

A very affectionate and calm airedale  looking for a new permanent home.  She is a sweetie!

She is currently in a foster home in Ottawa, Ontario.

Great on leash whether you are walking or jogging.

Gets alone great with people and loves it when visitors come to the house.

She knows the basic commands but is still learning to come back.  So must have a fenced yard off leash.

Her annual vet visits show she has never had any significant health issues and her shots are up to date.

Looking for a family to play with her in the snow as  she loves playing in the snow!

She is adorable!

Do you have room in your heart for Casey? She urgently needs a new home!

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Hi there! I want a new home very much!

CASEY HAS BEEN ADOPTED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INQUIRIES!

 

Say “hello!” to Casey! She has a very sweet, gentle disposition. She is a healthy girl with a coat which is in excellent condition.

This eight year old darling is an Airedale who is highly responsive to commands and extremely loving to humans. Sadly, due to illness in her present home, Casey needs new owners who will love her as much as she promises to love them.

Casey is extremely intelligent and understands sit, down, come, back up, pee, dump, walk, stay, and leave it. She will sit cheerfully for a treat (and then will relish every single bite of the reward).

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Look! Look! See how nicely I can sit?

 

We are told she regrets her inability to fly when stalking crows and is a very determined fly catcher!

Although generally friendly to chance-met dogs, Casey does not always enjoy the company of strange dogs, particularly small ones. She is used to being the only dog in a household. It is our belief that Casey will thrive in a new home where she is the only dog. Her tolerance for cats is unknown. Since she has not been around children to any degree, we would prefer an adult home for Casey.

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I am a VERY good girl!

 

Casey has been living in a large apartment for the past six years and has been lucky enough to have daily walks along the Stanley Park Seawall. Although a home with a fenced yard would be preferred for her, we would consider placing her in a reasonably sized condo or apartment.

Casey loves being with people and is used to having her owners with her constantly. A home where someone was present much of the time (retired or working from home perhaps) would be most suitable for her.

If you are interested in Casey, you may request additional information from Margaret Glass . As with all our rescued Airedales, a completed application form is required. Note that Casey is located in the Vancouver, BC, area.  We would consider homes within reasonable driving distance of Vancouver for her, however.

I'm looking for my new family. Will it be yours?
I’m looking for my new family. Will it be yours? Please?

Will you give Jessie in Nova Scotia a home?

JESSIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INQUIRIES!

 

Jessie is a purebred Airedale who needs a new home. She will be a mere two years old in July.

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She loves being with people but, like most young Airedales, can be easily distracted by other interesting events — a dog to play with, a leaf to chase….

She is currently being kenneled and has become great friends with two male dogs, but we have yet to confirm whether she can do as well with female canine companions.

Airedales are, essentially, dogs bred to hunt small animals. Thus, Jessie has a strong prey drive. We  cannot recommend her to a home which she must share with cats, rabbits, small rodents and similar creatures. A securely fenced yard is required as well.

JessieIn her previous circumstances, Jessie was allowed to run free and can be described as something of a free spirit. We believe she will need lessons to teach correct leash behavior and are looking into having a trainer offer an assessment and, perhaps, some training to encourage respectful on-leash behavior.

Jessie is spayed and vet checked. Her blood chemistry is good. However, she may have a minor problem with her left stifle. We are waiting to see if this may be only a slight sprain. She has been groomed and looks wonderful!

Jessie has the funniest ear which sticks up. This gives her a very quizzical — and unique –appearance.