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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?

Tasha Urgently Needs a Home!

Don’t you think I am a pretty girl?

Thank you for your interest in Tasha. She has a new home!

Tasha is an Oorang-type, very large Airegirl who urgently needs a new home so she can have the hip surgery she so desperately requires. If you provide the home, AireCanada will provide the necessary surgery.

Here’s the situation. Tasha until recently was placed in a foster-to-adopt situation. However, when it was learned that Tasha has severe hip dysplasia which will require surgical intervention, the foster home, due to distance from the veterinarian’s office and an overabundance of stairs in their home, sadly agreed that AireCanada should search for a new placement for this dog. Tasha is presently in a temporary foster situation but needs a foster placement, or even better, a permanent home, with reasonable access to our veterinarian’s clinics in either Coquitlam or North Vancouver.  A home with a limited number of stairs would be considered a bonus.

I have a lot of presence even if I do limp. It’s my left hip that hurts. Despite the pain, I still will greet you happily and wag my tail for you, though.

Tasha is very much a “people” Airedale. She loves people and is very friendly. We have learned that Tasha co-exists nicely with other dogs as long as the dogs are polite and avoid jostling her sore hip. Due to pain, she doesn’t play much at the moment but is happy to be with the current foster home’s two Airedales — a male and a female. She has also visited a training facility that boards dogs and got along well with the other dogs present. Dogs met outside the home may provoke some barking and lunging, an issue that can be addressed through training and may be a result of lack of socialization during puppyhood along with the current high level of pain Tasha is experiencing.

This is me with my friend, Lizi. Lizi weighs about 50 pounds. I tipped the scales at 90 pounds when I last visited Dr. Cichon but I could afford to lose another 10 pounds to regain my girlish figure!

We think that Tasha is a very special girl who deserves every chance AireCanada — and you — can provide her to live a happy and pain-free life.

Tasha is only four years old!

Can you find space in your heart for this  lovely Airedale?

Tasha is available immediately. The sooner she can be placed, the sooner she can have her surgery. A completed online application form from our website is required to either adopt or foster Tasha. If you have already completed an application form and are interested in Tasha, please contact us at the email address below.

For further information, please email britishcolumbia@airecanada.com

Could I come live with you? Please?

 

 

Seda in Ottawa

Seda has found her forever home and has been adopted.  Thanks for the interest.

Seda is a sweet beautiful 6 year old Aire-girl looking for her forever family.  She is located in Ottawa and will be a wonderful companion for the right people.

Five things that need to be considered if thinking about adopting Seda:

1. She hasn’t had very much human affection or interaction. She can be a bit  jumpy, nervous, uneasy at times.
2. She has accidents on the floor occasionally and doesn’t seem to be completely house trained but is really learning the ropes.
3. She never had regular vet visits. Shots were not always kept up to date. Seda is now up to date with vaccinations.  She is tender with her back end and hips, favoring the right side when she sits down.
4. She has had minimal human interaction and is unable to follow commands like sit or lay down. She is very smart but not trained to do the simplest of commands. But I believe she is very capable of learning and we have been working with her everyday to try and teach her.
5. She runs away if given the opportunity. She has to be on a leash at all times when outside. She is not trained to come back to owner when called. When you open the patio door, if not careful, she will dart outside.
The five best things about Seda:
1. She is very affectionate and cuddling with owner after establishing some trust. She loves cuddles.
2. She is very good on walks. Walks beside you with minimal pulling and jumping.
3. She is calm and easy going for an Airedale.  She enjoys quiet environments with no yelling (as it makes her skittish). She enjoys laying on her dog bed in front of the fireplace in close proximity to her owner.
4. She loves dog treats and bones!!
5. She is a smaller female, shorter build. She is a good weight. She eats very well. Seda is a CKC reg. dog from AERIE AIREDALES. Breeder/Owner: Pat Neil.
 She needs an owner to trust, who has patience, who can teach her, provide affection cuddles and lots of human contact, who will walk her and give her lots of exercise and ultimately be the owner that will keep her long term. A quite house would be the ideal environment for her.
Please note Seda will only be placed in a home with a fenced yard and no small children.

Noel – HSI Puppy Mill Raid

ALL Puppy Mill dogs have been adopted.  Thank you for your interest and support.  Watch for some future blog post to see how they are adapting to their new homes!

Our Story:  http://www.hsi.org/world/canada/news/news/dog_rescue_sept2011.html

4 month females, Noel and Merry, being transported from the HSI compound in Montreal to their foster homes.

Merry and Noel’s beautiful Mom traveling beside her aire-pups.  She also had three boys who found their forever homes.  There were also two adult males that are now safe in their new homes.

Noel is the pup standing on the right and is looking for her forever home.  She is a sweet, busy and loving aire-girl.  Her wonderful foster family report she is very bright and eager to learn.  She has a solid grasp on her house breaking and will sit when asked.  She is alllll airedale puppy though so don’t be fooled by those deep brown innocent eyes!

If you think you might be Noel’s forever home, then please complete the adoption application found here.  Please note only homes that have Airedale experience, a fenced yard, no children under 5  and in Ontario will be considered for adoption.  We do not fly dogs and don’t want to transport Noel long distances.  The closer to Ottawa the better.

Please contact Stephanie MacNeill with any further questions: ontario@airecanada.com

 

 

 

 

Puppy Mill Airedales

Thanks to all the support for these wonderful animals, the mill dogs have all been adopted.  Stay tuned for future blog posts on their new lives!

In September Humane Society International (HSI) was involved in the largest puppy mill bust in Canada.  You can read  about it here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2011/09/17/quebec-puppy-mill-raid.html

The courts ruled on this case Thursday November 24. The owner has been charged and the dogs were handed over to HSI for adoption.  There were indeed Airedales taken in the raid and Airedale rescue has been on the ground working hard to get these dogs to a better place.  As of this weekend we did get custody of the Airedales and given the situation they were in, these dogs are in great shape and seem to have lovely temperaments.  A special shout out goes to our dedicated volunteers who picked up the dogs and are fostering them.  A special thanks goes to Sophia Grabowiecka who was in the facility volunteering with HSI and worked as the contact between Airedale rescue and HSI.  We wouldn’t have these dogs in our care if it wasn’t for the kindness and caring of these wonderful volunteers!  Thank You!

Currently we are desperate to find a foster home in or near the Ottawa area for one young male who is still waiting to be picked up.  Can you please help? 

If you are looking to adopt an Airedale we should have two females and a male available for adoption in the next week or two.  Check back soon for more info and pictures.

Steph in Ontario – rebels_mommy@yahoo.com