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.

​Pictures with Santa - Omaha NE - 7 & 14 December 2014

3 Dog Bakery in Omaha for a picture with Santa. Santa will be at Midtown Crossing location, 3201 Farnam on December 7th from 1-4 and at Village Pointe, 17151 Davenport on December 14th from 1-4. All proceeds benefit Airedale Terrier Rescue and Adoption. The cost of pictures is $10 each and includes a 4x6 picture with a holiday frame.

Spring Aire Social

When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 (All day) Where: Wheatfield Inn B&B 2335 N. Williamston Rd. Williamston, MI 48895 Contact for Information: 

Barb Oimas E-mail: or call 989 837-5855 for more information

A fun filled day to raise funds to support the Airedale. We are in the planning stages and looking for donations and help. 

We need donations of:

  • Airedale items, hand made or store bought
  • Items for the goody bags
  • gift cards, or
  • monetary donations.

If you are interested in helping, we are looking for volunteers to:

  • help plan the auction
  • work at the auction in various jobs
  • make a square for the quilt

We would like to hear from you if you can help as soon as possible and receive donation no later that the middle of March.


When: Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 11:00am to 4:00pm Where:  The Social Club' Doggie Daycare at The Natural Paws Pantry Inc. 1055 Sarnia Road London ON N6H 5J9 Contact for Information: 

Fran Ender ATRA – Ontario Coordinator 519-641-3434


Looking for:

  • Auction Items
  • Gently Used Dog Items
  • Goody Bag Donations!



Click here for more information on ALL coming ATRA events



Holiday Matching Challenge
Winn Pierce was an avid Airedale lover and her family has continued helping Airedales in her memory. This December, the Winn Pierce Estate has offered to match donations made during the month of December up to $2500. What a great gift this would be for any animal lover on your list this holiday season. You may make you contribution on-line through Annette’s Airelooms or by mailing your donation earmarked for the challenge to ATRA 1123 Vesper Road, Ann Arbor MI 48103.

Lost Airedales

Ginger is Lost - Maysville KY - 12 Sep 2014 - click here for details


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. 

GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!


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


 ► Need a little something wondaireful for a special occasion ??  Share A Bottle of Wine and Share ATRA's here

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


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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.




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 .

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.