All posts by Steph MacNeil - Ontario

About Steph MacNeil - Ontario

I have been involved with AireCanada Airedale Rescue as a coordinator for the province of Ontario since 2003. I currently have two of my own Airedales, both females, Groovy 6 and Maggie 5. Along with my two furkids we often have foster 'dales come and spend some time with us while they are waiting for their forever homes.

An adoptable Airedale in Sainte-Angele-de-Monnoir, QC

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/20737022
One year old female Airedale looking to be adopted from the shelter. Please email if you adopt her.
Also if you are in Quebec and would like to volunteer with AireCanada we would love the help. Contact Stephanie: ontario@airecanada.com

Ellie’s (Betty’s) Success Story

An update on Betty ~ now Ellie as per her new family’s request.

We’ve named her Ellie! Ellie found a bunny in the yard this morning, wow that was neat! She loves tummy rubs and nose scratches! Ellie has decided she’s my shadow, so she has to lay down where she can see me. She really likes all the attention!

Ellie didn’t think I should go to work this morning. I made her sit, patted her, told her to stay home, and be a good girl! Then did the same pats and instructions with a hug to my 15 yr old daughter. She came up and stuck her nose between us, wagging her tail like “Hey ladies, group hug!!”  Oh my, what a love. She’s so happy here, and everyone who’s met her says her new name suits her perfectly. I’m sure we’ve given Ellie the best there is. Thanks Airecanada, for all you do.Catherine and Ellie

Teddy In Ontario

Teddy is Betty’s brother (http://www.airecanada.com/tag/Betty)!  Born July 2004, he is a handsome 52 lb boy who just turned 7.  He was the dominant one of the two and while very self assured, he is not aggressive.  Teddy loves nuzzling up for ear rubs and is always lying at his foster families feet.  Teddy’s owner was ill and had to be moved to a hospital so Teddy landed in rescue with his sister and this is the first time he has been without her.  He is taking it all in stride and warming up to the idea of having the humans all to himself.  Teddy needs some basic obedience work but walks ok on a leash.   Teddy will be neutered next week and will then be ready to meet his forever family.  If you live in Onatario and you think Teddy might be the dog you have been waiting for, please submit an adoption application found here:  http://www.airecanada.com/applicationform.html  and contact Stephanie MacNeill – ontario@airecanada.com

 

Betty in Ontario

Betty has been adopted.  Please have a look at her brother Teddy who is still waiting for his forever home

http://www.airecanada.com/2011/08/22/teddy-in-ontario/

Little Betty is a petite Airedale who just celebrated her 7th birthday! Sadly her previous owner was ill and had to be moved to a hospital so she is looking to spend the second half of her life with a loving new family. Betty is Teddy’s sister (http://www.airecanada.com/2011/08/22/teddy-in-ontario/) and you will love Betty, she is sweet, calm, gentle and has great basic obedience. She comes, sits and walks very nicely on her leash. Betty just came into rescue and will be spayed this week so she will be ready to go to her new home right away. Betty loves to be around people and could use a little TLC to get through this tough transition. She has lost some weight and is a little scared at the moment but with a little consistency and love she will be a dream doggie. If you are interested in Betty, please complete an adoption application  and contact Stephanie MacNeill – rebels_mommy@yahoo.com

Can You Help Us?


Volunteer help is desperately needed, especially if you live in the province of Quebec.  Please consider helping us? Summer is here and with it comes the surrender of so many Quebec Airedales. In the last month we have had three Airedales land in shelters or rescue and we have very limited resources in Quebec. What this means is without transport, fostering or help with home visits, these Airedales are sitting in shelters languishing while waiting for their forever homes. In the past we have done our best to transport these dogs to Ontario or the Maritimes and place them in these provinces but with the lack of volunteers this is becoming almost impossible. PLEASE, please, please consider volunteering with AireCanada.  We are looking for any help we can get. Volunteering with us does not have to be a heavy time commitment.  If we get several people to help do small parts each, we can help these abandoned Airedales and really make a difference. Please contact Steph at rebels_mommy@yahoo.com if you would like more information.