Who Is TART


Where do Rescue Airedales Come From?

The dogs we see in rescue come from a variety of places. Some are found as strays and picked up by Animal Control. Others are found by concerned individuals who then contact us for help in finding them a permanent home. Some are surrendered by their families due to circumstances the family cannot control.

What Happens Next?

All of the Airedales in our care are examined by a veterinarian and treated for any medical problems. This includes, but is not limited to, updating vaccinations, being tested for heartworms and internal parasites and treated if necessary and being microchipped.  Each dog is spayed or neutered. They are evaluated for temperament and training, and whenever possible, placed with a foster family for evaluation in a home setting. Each Airedale is bathed and groomed prior to placement. We ask each surrendering family to complete a questionnaire about their Airedale so we will have as much information as possible about their health, temperament and training.

How Do I Adopt a Rescue Airedale?

The first step is to fill out an application. Please do not be discouraged by the length of the applications or the questions asked. We are striving to make the most perfect match of dog to family possible, and the more information we have about  you and your family, the better a match we can make.

Once you have submitted an application, you can expect a call from one of our volunteers within a few days. Since all of our people are volunteers and do have lives and families outside of rescue, please do not worry if you are not contacted for several days. This volunteer will ask even more questions based on the information on your completed application. Then they will schedule a convenient time to do a home visit, to meet you and other family members, any pets you may currently own and talk “Airedale” with you.

We encourage you to ask lots of questions throughout the process.

How Long Does the Adoption Process Take?

We do not place dogs on a “first come, first served” basis. Every attempt is made to match Airedale and adopter for compatibility. While we may have Airedales in care, the right dog for your family may not be available immediately. We take into consideration your requirements as to the age, sex, size and temperament of the dog you would like to have. If you have small children or other pets, we have to find an Airedale that will do well in your home. The more specific the needs of your situation, the longer it may take to get the right fit. Placement is not a first-come, first-served process.

While we do post available dogs on Pet Finder, please do not get your heart set on one particular dog, they may not fit well with your family at all.

How Can I Help Rescue?

Volunteers are always needed to make phone calls, walk or groom the dogs, keep records, transport to the vet or a different location, walk shelters looking for Airedales, as foster homes and a variety of different tasks relating to the health and well being of Airedales. Monetary donations are also always appreciated. If you are interested in volunteering please take a few minutes to fill out our volunteer resource form as this will help us understand in what ways you would be able to aid as a volunteer for TART.