All posts by Maureen - BC

Home for Christmas?

Here I am! I am very handsome!

Thanks everyone, Max has been adopted.

 

Max is a 7 ½ year old, handsome, well-mannered boy. He is extremely obedient but still a typical Airedale who meets people on his own terms and with some reserve. This is a very, very nice boy who does not beg for food, truly loves people and gets along fine with other dogs.

I really need a new home!

Max has lived with a cat but, being a normal Airedale, will certainly chase chance-met cats as well.  Since he has had no experience with children, it is recommended that he find his forever placement in an adult only home. Max is up-to-date on vaccinations and is neutered.

Please? Take me home?

Max would make an excellent companion for an adult family. He would love to spend the Christmas holidays this year in his new home. Could that be yours?

Max is in Nova Scotia.

A Successful Friends of Airedales Dinner!

On Oct.27, the second annual Friends of Airedales dinner was held in conjunction with the Tradex dog show in Abbotsford, BC. You can see the happy diners in the photo above. A silent auction was held following the dinner. Featured were many splendid Airedale items which were snapped up very quickly. As a result over $500 was raised for AireCanada rescue.

It was a great week to be a dog lover here on the west coast of Canada. Many of the dinner guests also visited the dog show to admire the Airedales. Below you can see AireCanada volunteer, Margaret Glass, and Airedale owner, Heather Wittrock, admiring Joanne Helm’s lovely boy, Curteis.

Look at that lovely leg!
What a handsome fellow!

AireCanada member Elaine Hu’s girl, Sunshade proved to be handy at collecting her own treats at the various seller’s booths:

Yum! Mine!!

 

And breeder/AireCanada member Joanne Helm shared a friendly moment with her boy, Curteis:

I love you! I love you!

And here’s Sunshade having a chat with Mary Carr’s Irish Terrier:

You're a very pretty Airedale!

And here is Carol Godfrey’s cute little pup:

Are you taking my picture?

Please plan to attend the third annual Friends of Airedales dinner to be held next year during the Tradex show. Rescuers, breeders, Airedale owners and everyone who loves the breed will be very welcome.

Many thanks to Elaine Hu for providing the photographs used in this posting.

Do you need some “Wisdom”? Try Sophia!

I am very pretty, very alert and very smart!

Sophia has found a new home! Thank you to all who expressed interest in this lovely AireGirl.

Here she is -- checking out her new home!

 

Eight-year-old Sophia, whose name means “Wisdom”, is seeking a new home. This is a very friendly, really happy, good-natured girl who appears to like men, women, children and dogs of all sizes.

Sophia is a healthy, 68 pound, 24” tall Airedale with a soft coat. Apparently, she has learned some “wisdom” during her life since she  is fully house-trained. She is not destructive in any way and is never crated when her foster mom leaves her alone. In fact, Sophia is not especially fond of crates and much prefers to nap on the dogs’ sofa in her present foster home. We note that this clever Airedale avoids the living room furniture and family beds!

I won't chew your furniture but toys are fair game!

Sophia has good recall and walks nicely on leash although she will pull when she wishes to greet a chance-met dog.  She is extremely social with other dogs and will initiate play with the foster home’s two male Airedales as well as with visiting dogs. She knows her name and basic commands such as COME and SIT. Her ability to tolerate cats is unknown.

Because she is a little overweight, Sophia is on a slightly reduced diet. She is fed an excellent grain-free kibble along with cooked eggs, yogurt and a few supplements. Her preferred new home would continue this diet until Sophia’s weight is more controlled.

Groomed to look beautiful and ready for my new home!

Like most Airedales, Sophia has a small quirk.  Occasionally, she will reject the offer of a walk for no apparent reason. We assume that this behavior must be tied into unknown past experiences of some sort and will be overcome in time with patience and understanding.

We like Little Miss Wisdom a great deal. We think she is one of the nicest Airedales we have been asked to rehome in quite some time.

If you would like more information about Sophia who is available to adopters in southwestern BC, please contact Maureen Scott. As with all of our placements, a completed application form is necessary as well as a home visit.

I really REALLY would like to come live with you!

 

 

 

Toffee’s Adventure: Healing with Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

By Barbara Bulat and Scott Boyd

Toffee (aka Zwar’s Holly and the Ivy, Red Bone, Safety Grrrl, Dribbles, Spunkey Munkey, Little Bear) was born 28 October 1998, and adopted with her step-sister Taylor by Barbara and Scott, then of Sylvan Lake, AB, on 05 January 2008 from AireCanada Airedale Rescue Network. Toffee resides in Edmonton, AB, and underwent Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy on 20 May 2011, with Dr. Scott of the Crestwood Veterinary Centre. Continue reading Toffee’s Adventure: Healing with Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

Buddy & Oakley: Another AireCanada Success Story!

 Buddy & Oakley were adopted about two years apart by a wonderful family who live in BC’s Cariboo region. Very Airedale experienced, they welcomed the quirky Oakley first to their home and, this past year, added Buddy as well. These dogs have both become 4-H projects for the teenagers in the household who are working successfully to teach obedience to their companions. Continue reading Buddy & Oakley: Another AireCanada Success Story!

Winnie in Nova Scotia is Looking for a New Home!

I Found my New Home!

 

WINNIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INTEREST IN HER. IF YOU ARE STILL LOOKING FOR AN AIREDALE IN THE MARITIME AREA, CHECK OUT BUZZ! HE URGENTLY NEEDS A NEW HOME AS WELL.

Winnie is a lovely, spayed, 8-year-old Airedale girl with a very impressive pedigree. A friendly and affectionate Airedale but one who wants to meet you on her terms, Winnie gets along beautifully with children and presently lives with three young girls. Continue reading Winnie in Nova Scotia is Looking for a New Home!

Sheena has found her New Home!

Did someone call my name?

Sheena went to a wonderful new home this past Sunday. Her new family met her and it was love at first sight on both sides. When they left, they took her with them to start a new life filled with fun and affection.

We believe that Sheena is a very, very lucky girl! Continue reading Sheena has found her New Home!