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.

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.

Calling Quebec Airedale Lovers – Meet Lou!


Lou is a 4 year old male Airedale who was just surrendered to the Montreal SPCA. He is looking for his forever home and appears to be a very sweet boy but is looking for a family where he is the only dog.  Lou appears to be very assertive with other dogs but not aggressive.  He puffs his chest and growls but will allow other dogs to sniff him.  With some socialization and a bit of training this sweet and smart boy will make an amazing companion.


Let us know if you want to meet Lou, he is currently in Montreal.

ontario@airecanada.com

What’s all the Buzz?

This is Buzz!  He is a gorgeous year and a half old male Airedale.  He is neutered, up to date on his shots, has some obedience and is looking for his loving forever family.

Buzz is a BIG goofy boy.  He loves, loves, loves people but currently lacks a few manners.  He likes to jump up and he is very strong.

In the right home without small children or other dogs, Buzz is going to be an awesome companion.

Buzz is currently in Nova Scotia and is being kenneled.  He urgently needs a home to get him on the right track in his life.  If you think you can give Buzz the love and forever home he craves, please contact Maureen Tate divineaire@gmail.com

New Brunswick Transport Help Needed Saturday May 21

If you can help us transport a dog from Edmunston to Fredriction or close to Fredriction, please contact Maureen divineaire@gmail.com This dog is going to his forever home on Saturday and we could use the help.
Thank you!

Watson Meets an Angel – Adopted!

As of May 26, Watson has been adopted.  YAY Watson!

My name is Watson and my life has just done a 180 degree turn.  I am a young boy around one and I used to live in a house with a family.  I guess they didn’t know what Airedales were all about and couldn’t handle my jokes so they tied me up outside on a short leash.  I have been living like that for a while and that family was moving so a sweet angel who used to come and take me for walks asked to adopt me!   Before I knew it I was allowed back in this house with a wonderful caring couple and I get lots of food, and treats and I have been showing them what a good boy I can be.  I haven’t had any accidents and I have really nice calm energy when I am indoors.  I even love my crate!  My angels had me groomed because I hadn’t had a haircut before.  I was so matted I had to get shaved but I don’t mind because I sleep inside now!  My furnishings and beard will grow in beautifully now that there are no knots.

So that is all I can tell you for now.  I am not sure about kids, other dogs or cats because I have never really seen any of those things.  I did have kids at my first house but I don’t remember if I was allowed to play with them. 

My foster family will update the blog when we learn more about me.  In the meantime, I can tell you that I am a very sweet boy and will make any family proud!  My Angels said something about dog shcool.  I am not sure what that is all about but I will let you know!