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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!

Taking a break

  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.

Jessie

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.

 

Rescue Copper Wins CGN Certificate!

Copper
Copper

Rescueboy Copper, an Airedale who spent much of his early life outdoors by himself, passed the CKC Canine Good Neighbour test recently. His current owner is very happy with his results.

In the test, he had to accept a friendly stranger, politely accept petting, walk politely, walking through a crowd, sit/down on command and stay in place, come when called (long line), accept a strange dog, accept a strange object (trolly) being pushed around and passed him, supervised isolation for 3 min., and politely walk through a door. Copper had to pass all these activities to earn the CGN certificate

AirCanada would like to congratulate both Copper and his owner, Teri, for a terrific achievement. This shows what good care and excellent training can accomplish. Our thanks to Copper’s present owner not only for rescuing and choosing to provide a home for Copper but also  for her ability to see the intelligence and potential in this Airedale. We salute you both!

Golden Boy Urgently Seeks Home !

ADOPTED

Please think seriously about our young Henry, who, through no fault of his own, isonce again looking for a home. His previous placement proved not to be a good match and he so much wants another chance for a forever home of his own.

Henry is a sweetheart. He is extremely affectionate and wants nothing more than to please his owner and be loved in return. He is at his happiest lying at his human’s feet or sitting next to that person resting his head on the individual’s lap.

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This Terrier mix is a very clever fellow who learns quickly through the use of reward-based training. He needs stability and consistency in his life plus mental challenges to get those Terrier brains working.
We are stunned at how similar Henry’s size and behavior is to that of a purebred Airedale. He enjoys a lively round of “bitey-face” and offers enthusiastic play-bows, clearly hoping for a spirited game of “chase”.  If you like to laugh, Henry will keep you in stitches. At the same time, Henry also needs some definitive, positive leadership to discourage pulling on leash, especially in the presence of a rabbit or squirrel, and help making good decisions.

Henry is a really handsome animal with caramel-colored fur and a “lion’s” mane running down his back. He is neutered and up to date on vaccinations.

This boy loves to play with other dogs but his play can be boisterous at times, as is common to young Terriers, and he has a strong prey drive. We believe that he will do best in a home with another dog his size. We do not recommend that Henry be placed in a household with other small animals such as cats or rodents.Off leash, Henry meets and greets dogs he may encounter with friendliness. He has been running very successfully with small groups of dogs under controlled circumstances. Being young, his play at times becomes over-enthusiastic and he needs to be reminded to tone things down. He will “listen” to other dogs who give him this message as well. When meeting strange dogs on leash (or joggers or cyclists), Henry reacts well to the “sit” request and can be settled nicely through the use of the “Open Bar Closed Bar” method.Henry likes children of all ages but we would prefer, because he is easily excited, to place him in a family where any children would be 10 years old or more.Henry is not fond of being left alone. He is not destructive but complains enthusiastically until his family arrives back home. The complaints are significantly reduced when he is left with another dog during the family’s absences. He can be crated with ease when necessary.

 

 

This dog will prove to be a wonderful companion for a family where everyone is able to demonstrate firm and positive leadership and who will agree to continue his training on a daily basis.

 

 

 

 

Henry is our very special “golden boy” and deserves a very special loving home where he can live happily ever after!

 

 

 

 

Gentle Ben is Looking for a Home!

Gentle Ben appears to have found his new home and will be adopted shortly! Congratulations to this nice boy and to his new family!

Looking for a new buddy? Here’s Gentle Ben who’s eager to have a new home and family!

Hi there! My name is BEN!

Ben is a beautiful, very gentle boy, seven years old, who came to AireCanada when his owner wanted to travel. We nicknamed him the “gentle giant” because he is a big boy.  Ben has lots of Airedale attitude, a dark saddle, and Airedale size but his lovely coat is very soft and woolly. We believe he is that rarity we occasionally see — a sheep-coated Airedale!

Truly I am a very gentle fellow!

Poor Ben was grossly overweight and had an open sore on his nether regions as well as two large lumps on his chest and side when he was taken into AireCanada’s care.  As a result, he has been checked and treated by a vet.  The open sore on his back was medicated and is healing. He is eating a home cooked diet at his foster home. As a result of the diet, he has lost approximately 12 pounds. The lumps have reduced in size considerably and the consensus is that they are fatty cysts.

 

See! I can SIT!

Ben knows  basic obedience commands, was apparently never let on the furniture and doesn’t beg for food.  He is very timid, was possibly mistreated and seems wary of men  but still maintains a gentleness that is amazing and wonderful.

He is great with children and lived with a cat.  He finds them interesting but would probably chase if the cat ran.

Gentle Ben will only be adopted to a home in Nova Scotia. For further information, please contact Maureen Tate

Please, could I come home with you?