Finding loving homes one Airedale at a time

Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption, Inc. is an all volunteer organization rescuing Airedale Terriers in 13 Midwest states and the province of Ontario.  We stand ready to help any homeless Airedale and provide them with quality care and love while searching  for their perfect forever home.  Our success is the result of the dedication of our volunteers and supporters like you.

RESCUE is what we do when we take in an Airedale in need.
RESCUE is what you do by fostering or adopting an Airedale in need. ATRA needs your help to provide rescue Airedales with rich, loving, and full lives.

The ATRA Website is getting a face lift.  In the next couple of days you will see our new look.

Coming Events

August Matching Challenge 

When: the Month of August
Where: Online or mail in

A very generous anonymous donor in Missouri has donated $1500 to match donations coming in during the month of August.  This is a way to make your donations go further because for every dollar you give it will be matched.  Give for an Airedale like Mandy the 15 year old that came into rescue.

Annual Airedale Antics Fun Day

Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015
Time:12:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: AIREDALE ANTICS STORE 7316 Manchester Rd, Maplewood Missouri 

Once again, Airedale Antics is hosting the annual ATRA Meet and Greet on August 23, 2015. Owners Sheri and Tony Phipps invite you to stop by and enjoy what it is we all love about Airedales. Imagine, there is a shop named in their honor! What a great place to see and enjoy the company of animal lovers alike as well as do a little shopping for your favorite pal.


Click here for more information on ALL coming ATRA events

Fall Aire Frolic 


When: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: Opens at  11:00 am
Where:Western Waukesha Dog Training Facility W1314 Cedar Drive Ixonia, WI 53036-9447

Join us for ATRA'S longest running fundraiser event and hang out with all your Airedale loving friends and their Airedales.

Live and silent auctions, Fun for the dogs, shopping at Annette's Airelooms, Airedale games (weather permitting), door prizes, goody bags, and lunch and beverages provided.

VOLUNTEER. We are looking for help before, during and after the event. Contact: Sherra Elmer and Sue Dickson: or 920-312-2660​

Registration opens 8/3/2015

Sign up for the ATRA Newsletter

Aire-Mail is ATRA’s newsletter and is a great way to keep up with events, Airedales, volunteers and supporters. 

Aire-Mail is published monthly and includes articles on ATRA events, the latest Airedales available for adoption, Happy Tails, Airedale stories, thanks to volunteers, memorials, calendar of events and much more. 

All it takes to subscribe is to make a minimum donation of $20 each year.  You’ll get a great newsletter and help Airedales in need!  Also available a GREEN EDITION by email.

Click here to make a donation and begin receiving your copy of Aire-Mail.


Lost Airedales

Click on me to fill in our adoption application!

The fastest way to adopt is to read about the adoption process and fill out an adoption application.


Click on Donate to find out how to help a Rescue Airedale.


 Double Your Donation

 Does your employer have a program to match contributions you make to registered charities? If it does, you can double every donation you make to ATRA and help those precious Airebabies find their way to forever homes. Make it a point to check with your Human Resources office this week!

Be an Aire-Angel and sponsor an Airedale.  Donations help with basic care, spay/neuter, boarding, grooming, and more.


Another way to donate - it doesn't cost you anything 

Shop online at and a percentage of each purchase will be donated to our cause! More than 2,400 top stores are participating including Target, Staples, Best Buy and more!

 Every time you use Good Search and tell them ATRA is your cause. 



Annette's Airelooms

Browse and purchase from our on-line catalog, make donations and register for ATRA events.

Click here to go to the store


This shop is operated by volunteers to raise money for Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption.



Volunteer Your Time

While ATRA relies on donations from its financial supporters, We are also in need of people who are willing to donate their time. This could be something as little as helping answer the telephone for questions on up to handling applications, fostering, transporting or coordinating a state. We are always on the look out for new ideas and new people to help. If you have asked yourself what you could do to help Airedale rescue, why not be an ATRA Aire Angel! We always welcome volunteers who can foster, transport and do home visits. These are important and necessary tasks needed by any rescue group. But there are so many other ways you can help as well. Let’s explore what ATRA volunteers can do.


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Foster-Please consider being a foster family for ATRA. Contact your coordinator for more information.

Transport- help is always needed.   if you would like to help get the Rescue Airedales to their forever homes, send an email to Paula at .