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KIWA HAS BEEN ADOPTED! OUR THANKS TO ALL WHO CONSIDERED OFFERING THIS NICE BOY A NEW HOME!!

Hi there! My name is Kiwa and I am an Airedale!
Hi there! My name is Kiwa and I am an Airedale!

Are you looking for a purebred Airedale Terrier but don’t have the time or inclination to spend hours grooming your new friend? Here is the perfect solution! Two-year old Kiwa is a short-coated Redline Airedale. His fur will never grow long and untidy and he will be happy to be brushed from time to time and offered the occasional bath! Nevertheless, this young boy is all Airedale — he’s smart and trainable, affectionate, playful, energetic and loving. He’s everything you would like and hope for from an Airedale Terrier.  He is that rare creature: a Redline Airedale Terrier!

From Wikipedia: There are also the short coated “Redline” type Airedales, they appear to be genetic throwbacks in looks to the Airedale’s early days when the breed’s coats were much shorter than today’s Airedale. Even with their shorter coat they still have the same hard wiry outer coat with a soft under coat and fall well within the criteria of the breed standard and therefore can be AKC registered and most are registered.

Here I am! It's me -- Kiwa! Aren't I a handsome fellow?
Here I am! It’s me — Kiwa! Aren’t I a handsome fellow?

Geri Thom, our volunteer who is managing Kiwa’s adoption, writes:

Kiwa is a big, beautiful boy who was born Jan. 29, 2014.. His owner surrendered him to the SPCA around the beginning of May 2015. He was thought by SPCA staff to be an Airedale mix because he has a short coat and longer ears than the standard Airedale. Inexplicably, his tail had also been completely docked.

AireCanada determined him to be a Redline Airedale — very rare and much sought-after by Airedale aficionados!

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Could I come live with you? I promise to love you forever and ever!

I met him in June when the SPCA called to ask for help placing him in an appropriate home. I first saw him striding back from a walk with a handler and was instantly struck by his beauty. Within minutes of meeting him I knew he was all Airedale and absolutely fell in love with him as did my husband. We sincerely wished we were in a position to add him to our family – he was that special.

Placing an Airedale in a new home requires considerable knowledge of the Airedale breed. Recognizing this, the SPCA offered AireCanada’s contact information to Kiwa’s new owners in the event the placement did not work out.

Six months after Kiwa’s placement, AireCanada has been contacted to help find a new home for Kiwa. Kiwa is presently living in very confined circumstances with a cat, an Airedale mix and a yard about 14 by 18 ft with a low fence. Both of his new owners work and they are having problems managing an Airedale pup. To their credit, his behavior and manners have improved since he joined their family, but they simply cannot give him the exercise he needs and are heartbroken at having to give him up.

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Kiwa on the left is only slightly larger than the standard-sized male Airedale shown on the right for comparison.

Kiwa spends four hours a day three times a week at a daycare and plays very well with both large and small dogs. He will retaliate if two or more dogs gang up on him. The Kennel staff tell me he is a great dog who needs more exercise than his owners can give him.

At home, he gets along well with the other dog (as you can see from the photo below) and seems to be fine with the cat.

I loves other dogs!
I loves other dogs!

Kiwa is a strong youngster and does pull on the leash (like many Airedales!).  This is a training issue and such behavior can be extinguished. He is not aggressive and, of course, he likes to dig and chase mice. He is a large puppy (88 pounds or 39.9 kg and 27″ to the top of his back) who is in need of exercise, some training and most of all love with positive direction and a forever home.

Fair warning: those soft pleading eyes will capture your heart in a second!

Note from AireCanada Coordinator:

AireCanada has been fortunate to have placed another Redline Airedale named Doc not too long ago. Here is what the owner of Doc says about him:

Doc is doing great.  He is a boy who loves life to the fullest and brings a great joy to everyone who knows him.  He is the first Airedale we have had that is so tolerant of dressing up.  We put felt antlers on him at Christmas and he was so proud of himself.  He left them on when he went to deliver his Christmas presents and was so pleased with the extra attention that they gave him (we all told him how cute he was).  He even sat still for a Christmas picture.  He loves to play in the deep snow and the best is finding a really deep part (it is about2.5 feet in some places in the field) and rolling in it.  Just before Christmas Doc and I went to obedience classes and he did very well.  He is a smart boy and picked things up very quickly.  We did that to see how he would take to a class setting as I would like to take him to agility.  I think he will have fun with it, he has the energy, and the speed for it (not that we will go to any trials but it will be a fun activity for us).  It is funny how many people really think that Doc is a mixed breed.  I do a lot of educating and explaining about him.

Our opinion is that Kiwa, like Doc, will do well in an Airedale-experienced home where the owners have space for him to exercise and are willing to continue his training. Like all Airedales, he requires a securely fenced yard. We believe he would make a splendid companion  and would prefer an owner who is home much of the time.

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Do you have a home for me? I would love to be YOUR companion forever and ever!

This is a rare opportunity for some fortunate individual to adopt a wonderful and unique pup. If you are interested in Kiwa, you may contact mailto:generic.puppy@gmail.com for further information. In order to adopt Kiwa, you will need to complete the application form found on this website. A home visit will be required.

Kiwa is waiting for you! Will you be the lucky one to take him home?

 

Geoffrey in Nova Scotia Urgently Needs a New Home!

Geoffrey has been adopted! Our thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in him.

Could you fall in love with 7 year old Geoffrey? It would be very easy!

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He’s a sweetheart and is searching for a new home in Nova Scotia or nearby.

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Geoffrey is extremely affectionate. He is a handsome seven year old purebred Airedale Terrier. He is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date with his vaccinations. A high energy dog, he would love lots of walks. He is loyal, gregarious, gentle, bouncy, comical, clever and very strong. Loves riding in the car and hiking in both urban and rural settings. Like most Airedales, a fenced yard is a necessity.

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We are learning more about Geoffrey every day. So far, it appears he gets on with cats nicely and is friendly with other dogs on a one-on-one basis. When a number of dogs approach him all at once, however, he becomes nervous.

An application is required to be considered to adopt Geoffrey. Go to the top of this page to complete the application form.

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For further information regarding Geoffrey, please send a message to maritimes@airecanada.com

NOTE THAT GEOFFREY IS AVAILABLE NOW! APPLICATIONS ARE WELCOME. WILL YOU BE GEOFFREY’S LUCKY NEW OWNER? HE WOULD LOVE TO GO HOME WITH YOU!!

HAZEL would love to be yours!

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  Adopted

Hi, my name is Hazel and I am eight years old and all girl!

Love to travel!
Love to travel!

A very affectionate and calm airedale  looking for a new permanent home.  She is a sweetie!

She is currently in a foster home in Ottawa, Ontario.

Great on leash whether you are walking or jogging.

Gets alone great with people and loves it when visitors come to the house.

She knows the basic commands but is still learning to come back.  So must have a fenced yard off leash.

Her annual vet visits show she has never had any significant health issues and her shots are up to date.

Looking for a family to play with her in the snow as  she loves playing in the snow!

She is adorable!

Do you have room in your heart for Casey? She urgently needs a new home!

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Hi there! I want a new home very much!

CASEY HAS BEEN ADOPTED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INQUIRIES!

 

Say “hello!” to Casey! She has a very sweet, gentle disposition. She is a healthy girl with a coat which is in excellent condition.

This eight year old darling is an Airedale who is highly responsive to commands and extremely loving to humans. Sadly, due to illness in her present home, Casey needs new owners who will love her as much as she promises to love them.

Casey is extremely intelligent and understands sit, down, come, back up, pee, dump, walk, stay, and leave it. She will sit cheerfully for a treat (and then will relish every single bite of the reward).

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Look! Look! See how nicely I can sit?

 

We are told she regrets her inability to fly when stalking crows and is a very determined fly catcher!

Although generally friendly to chance-met dogs, Casey does not always enjoy the company of strange dogs, particularly small ones. She is used to being the only dog in a household. It is our belief that Casey will thrive in a new home where she is the only dog. Her tolerance for cats is unknown. Since she has not been around children to any degree, we would prefer an adult home for Casey.

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I am a VERY good girl!

 

Casey has been living in a large apartment for the past six years and has been lucky enough to have daily walks along the Stanley Park Seawall. Although a home with a fenced yard would be preferred for her, we would consider placing her in a reasonably sized condo or apartment.

Casey loves being with people and is used to having her owners with her constantly. A home where someone was present much of the time (retired or working from home perhaps) would be most suitable for her.

If you are interested in Casey, you may request additional information from Margaret Glass . As with all our rescued Airedales, a completed application form is required. Note that Casey is located in the Vancouver, BC, area.  We would consider homes within reasonable driving distance of Vancouver for her, however.

I'm looking for my new family. Will it be yours?
I’m looking for my new family. Will it be yours? Please?

Will you give Jessie in Nova Scotia a home?

JESSIE HAS BEEN ADOPTED! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INQUIRIES!

 

Jessie is a purebred Airedale who needs a new home. She will be a mere two years old in July.

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She loves being with people but, like most young Airedales, can be easily distracted by other interesting events — a dog to play with, a leaf to chase….

She is currently being kenneled and has become great friends with two male dogs, but we have yet to confirm whether she can do as well with female canine companions.

Airedales are, essentially, dogs bred to hunt small animals. Thus, Jessie has a strong prey drive. We  cannot recommend her to a home which she must share with cats, rabbits, small rodents and similar creatures. A securely fenced yard is required as well.

JessieIn her previous circumstances, Jessie was allowed to run free and can be described as something of a free spirit. We believe she will need lessons to teach correct leash behavior and are looking into having a trainer offer an assessment and, perhaps, some training to encourage respectful on-leash behavior.

Jessie is spayed and vet checked. Her blood chemistry is good. However, she may have a minor problem with her left stifle. We are waiting to see if this may be only a slight sprain. She has been groomed and looks wonderful!

Jessie has the funniest ear which sticks up. This gives her a very quizzical — and unique –appearance.

 

Golden Boy Urgently Seeks Home !

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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!

 

 

 

 

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?