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Winnie in Nova Scotia is Looking for a New Home!

I Found my New Home!



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!

Looking for a Companion? Try Buzz!

Buzz has been placed; if you are interested in
other Airedales please fill out an application at http://www.airecanada.com/applicationform.html

Buzz is an exceptional 18 month old Airedale who is looking for an exceptional owner! Could that be you?

A neutered male, essentially still a large puppy, Buzz has had little opportunity in his short life to undergo much socialization with other dogs or obedience training but he loves — ADORES — people! Other dogs? Well, not so much . . . . Despite being a strong boy, he is presently learning to walk nicely on leash without pulling unduly. We think he will learn other skills as quickly.

In the right environment, we believe that Buzz will blossom into a wonderful companion for the special angel that offers him a home. As with most Airedales, his new home will require a sturdily fenced yard and an owner who can show leadership. A bonus would be a situation outside of a busy urban area. The successful applicant who adopts or offers to foster with an option to adopt Buzz will live in Atlantic Canada and will have no children under the age of 12 years and no cats. Buzz would probably do best in a situation where he will be the only dog.

If you are interested in Buzz, please complete AireCanada’s online application form. Contact Maureen Tate for further 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.


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

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!

Lizzie: A Story of International Cooperation

Playtime for Tango & Lizzie

Lizzie was a two-year-old rescued Airedale from Minnesota  who was adopted by a family in Thunder Bay, ON, February 20th, 2010. This adoption occurred because Stephanie Callahan from ATRA,  in the words of the adopter, “jumped through hoops to arrange our adoption of Lizzie and was one of the drivers on the longer leg of her journey from Minneapolis to Thunder Bay.” Also facilitating Lizzie’s immigration to Canada and working with Stephanie were AireCanada volunteers, Barbara Durance from Toronto, and Carol Robson of Winnipeg.  The result is both a very happy dog and a delighted family in Canada.

Here is a commentary from Lizzie’s new “mom” extolling the success of this adoption:

I have an appointment to register Lizzie in St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Classes the beginning of March.  We’re looking forward to it and have been reinforcing some obedience commands – come (85-95% depending…after all, she is an Airedale…), front, sit, stay, down, easy, gentle and finish are ones she’s getting pretty good at.  I’m sure she will like this as well as she enjoys being around people and is good with seniors.

If I didn’t know better, I’d swear Lizzie is a reincarnation of both Jay and Carly [Airedales previously owned by this family] personality wise.

Like Jay, she’s a very large girl and now, all muscle.  She is diplomatic in nature and gets along well with every dog she’s met so far.  I think perhaps she might have a sixth sense when it comes to reading other dogs.  When she encounters a dog that tends to be aggressive in nature,  for example, if hackles are up,  and she can approach, she will come very close to the dog and let out a deep low growl – almost inaudible.  I’m amazed at how quickly the hackles go down and the other dog and she take off playing!  If the dog is more aggressive, she does piggy runs around it until it lets its guard down and starts to play.  Lizzie has a face that looks like she is constantly smiling, causing people to warm up to her immediately.

Like Carly, she’s eager to please and has incredible smarts.  She loves to accompany me on errands, and rides well in the van.  She loves to visit the local pet store that allows dogs to shop, too.  She also has begun to develop the confidence and pride of an Airedale and is peeing higher than the males on fences and trees, which she does easily because she’s so large. She waits until all the other dogs have marked then marks over top of everyone else.  I laugh when I see this and so do other people at the dog park that know what she’s up to.  I just smile, thinking of Carly who would almost fall over at times attempting to pee higher than the other dogs, and proudly say “that’s my girl”!

I’m so grateful we have areas close to the city where we can go for off lead runs. She loves to find deer and rabbit track.  I allow her to follow the trail for a few yards into the bush because she comes when called. She is gentle with children and other animals and loves to please — everything anyone could ask for in a farm dog.  She is also protective but not overly so.  If a stranger approaches or someone comes to the door, she stays very close to me.  When I introduce her to them, she warms up and greets them.  She barks rarely,  only doing so to alert or warn.  A few quick loud barks and that’s it.  What a blessing that is!

The only thing I’m not sure I’m too pleased with is she loves her Papa most of all.  Oh well, most daughters do and besides, the other two were more “Mommy’s girls”, as is Tango, so I guess I’ll just have to live with it.  Papa, for his part, is as pleased as punch and reminds me constantly who is the apple of her eye, by referring to her as ‘my girl’.  He also calls her, endearingly, “Elizabeth”.

The transition is amazing.  She has changed from a frightened, timid, young girl who, for the most part, kept her tail buried tightly between her legs for the first six months, into a beautiful, friendly, confident and proud Airedale.

It doesn’t seem that long ago but February 20th will be a year since we brought her home.  After watching our other girls and Jay’s puppies grow, we believe Lizzie was younger than her estimated date of birth.  She came with no papers so I believe her determined December 1st birth date may have been a bit later. We decided to make it December 25 because she was our gift.

We are so grateful for everyone’s help.  Lizzie was destined to be part our family and even though her journey may have gotten a bit off-track at first, she’s finally made it home.

Carol Robson

Shawndee Airedales/AireCanada Coordinator, Manitoba

Tango & Lizzie: Nap buddies

Max in Ottawa – Adopted

Max is a lovely 2.5 year old male
Max had been adopted if you are interested in other Airedales check here.
Max had been bought as a puppy at the same time as a husky puppy and after 8 months the family that had him just couldn’t keep up with two puppies and 3 really young kids so they found him a new home.  He has been living in that home for over a year and a half and is  2.5 years old.
Max currently lives with two kids 14 and 18 yrs old so would be ok with older kids and he is good with other dogs.  He is interested in cats but is not dominant in any way but has never lived with cats.  He walks well on a leash once he has had his poop (lol)
Best 5 things about Max:
-very intelligent and learns really quickly
-walks well on leash
-no accidents in the house
-crate trained
Worst  5 things about Max:
-jumps up when you arrive home
-needs to mouth things when you get home so often steals shoes
-steals shoes for attention
-will nip and chew at pant legs especially if he wants attention
-throws food bowl when hungry
-if left to sleep on humans bed will guard the human
Max is looking for his forever home with an Airedale experienced family that is going to spend a lot of time with him.  He would like a home with a fenced yard and humans who will love him, cuddle him and give him a home and family for life!
If you think you are Max’s match and you are able to drive to Ottawa Ontario to get him then please fill out the adoption application found here: