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.
AireCanada member Elaine Hu’s girl, Sunshade proved to be handy at collecting her own treats at the various seller’s booths:
And breeder/AireCanada member Joanne Helm shared a friendly moment with her boy, Curteis:
And here’s Sunshade having a chat with Mary Carr’s Irish Terrier:
And here is Carol Godfrey’s cute little pup:
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.
Sophia has found a new home! Thank you to all who expressed interest in this lovely AireGirl.
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!
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.
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.
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 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!→