Adoption Process


Once TART has been made aware of a Texas Airedale Terrier in need, the wheels immediately get put into motion.

Most of our Airedales come to our attention via our on-line surrender form. We then take the time to visit with the surrendering owner to try to throughly understand the reason for the surrender as well as the behavior and temperament of each individual dog. With Airedales we find who have somehow ended up in a Texas shelters, we do our best to find as much of their back story as we can. Sometimes the information on file doesn't tell us much.

Next, we do our due diligence to match the dog with the perfect foster and/or adopter.  (NOTE: As a Texas rescue, we generally give priority to Texas applicants who fit the individual Airedale's needs)

Our goal is to make the very best rescue match. Our adoption questionnaire takes into consideration the dog's background and your specific needs. Every dog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We do our best to match the right dog with the right adoptive home because we want this to be the Airedale's last time looking for a home.



If you are willing to wait for the right Airedale to be matched to you,
you are an ideal candidate for Texas Airedale Rescue Team.
As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait.




There are many facets that come together to make a perfect match, so we need to learn all about you. The first step is filling out our online adoption application.



We will review your application upon receipt. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you for clarity.


Home Visit

TART will call to let you know we received your adoption application and once we have a dog that is a match for you we will contact you about that particular dog and arrange a home visit or a virtual meeting.

Additional Information

  • We will not discuss adoption details regarding any particular dog if you have not yet applied to adopt.
  • Texas Airedale Rescue Team is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to schedule your home visit in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…the dogs need our time too.
  • All dogs are microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption and are either spayed/neutered or a plan is put in place to do so.
  • Adoption fees range from $350 to $650, based on the age and health of each individual animal.

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