Airedale Rescue and Adoption of the Delaware Valley

Serving Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Dec. 10, 2019  The most recent issue of Starting Over, the bi-annual newsletter of ARADV, features a round-up of our Fall ’19 “Fresh Aire at Farm” event.  Our adopters, volunteers, and furry Airedale friends had a great time at Rammytime Farm with a trainer-led agility session, a quilt raffle and lots of yummy refreshments for all.

Attendees of the 2019 Airefaire Event
Almost all of the Airedales held still for this group shot.

Also in this issue: Ella – A Very Special Rescue; Rising Costs of Pet Medical Care; and lots of beautiful Airedale updates! See the Winter 2019 newsletter for more details.

Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.

2019 ARADV Airefaire – “Fresh Aire at the Farm!”

Join us on October 12, 2019 from 11am – 2pm for an afternoonAiredale Terrier in a Straw Hat of Fresh Aire and Fun!  Rammytime Farm in Southampton Township, NJ is generously welcoming ARADV to use their large indoor barn area for the dogs and our annual picnic!  We will have an agility trainer available to run through some basic moves for those dogs interested.  There are farm animals for the kids to pet and feed and a fully fenced 2 acre play / potty area.

Tai Johnson is the offical Chair-Dale of the 2019 Aire FaireAs always, we will have a lovely shared lunch, some baskets to raffle off and this year, and we have 3 quilts that will be raffled off – click here for more details on the 2019 Aire Faire event!  RSVP to Deb.ciancarelli@gmail.com or 609-313-4765.  Remember to bring your own folding chairs to the event!

ARADV’s 2019 Quilt Trio RAFFLE

Tickets are now on sale for our 2019 Fall fundraiser!  We will be raffling off 3 gorgeous handcrafted quilts! Yes – there will be three chances to win this year! The tickets will be sold up until October 12th at our Fresh Aire at the Farm event, where the winning tickets will be drawn live and “Live” on Facebook on our ARADV’s Quilt Trio RAFFLE Page — https://www.facebook.com/groups/2005085103063809/?ref=bookmarks

Description and Photos of Quilts Being Raffled
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No need to be present when the winning ticket is drawn. Tickets can be purchased via Paypal at the following account: dvairedalerescue@gmail.com.

$5 per ticket, $25 for 6 tickets. Please use “send money to family and friends” and add your name, phone number and email to notes in Paypal.  Email ARADV President at deb.ciancarelli@gmail.com for questions or  call  609-313-4765.  Please email Deb if you would like to pay by check.

Thank you for your constant support of Airedale Rescue & Adoption of the Delaware Valley!!

Summer 2019 Newsletter

Aug. 21, 2019  The latest issue of Starting Over features a cover story on the ARADV delegation proudly representing Airedale Terriers at the “Meet the Breeds” event during the Westminster Dog Show. Our intrepid rover reporter Miley the Airedale gives a bark-by-bark rundown of an exciting day in the Big Apple.

ARADV Representatives and their Airedales at Meet the Breeds
ARADV Delegates at the Meet the Breeds event at Westminster

This edition of Starting Over also features a report from  Deb Ciancarelli, President of ARADV, on rescue efforts in 2019 – six (!) Airedales placed in the forever homes so far this year.  You can also find a summary of our region-wide rescue meeting in April, where we discussed transports, fostering, upcoming events and how volunteers can become active in their community by proactively visiting local shelters.  See the newsletter for more details.

Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Photo of Laddie Boy, President Harding's Airedale Terrier
Laddie Boy at the White House

Dec. 10, 2018   This issue of Starting Over highlights our recent fund raising success – ARADV’s Airedale Christmas Tree raffle raised over $3,000!  The raffle drawing was held during this year’s Aire Faire event on Oct. 14, 2018 and broadcast on Facebook Live.  Thank you to everyone who bought tickets.  You can read about the raffle and the lucky winner here.  This issue also features a piece on Laddie Boy,  an Airedale Terrier and the first dog of President and Mrs. Warren G. Harding.

Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.

Summer 2018 Newsletter

Josey the Airedale relaxing during his recovery.
Josey relaxing during rehabilitation after surgery.

Aug. 10, 2018   Starting Over features a story about Josey the Airedale, who needed an expensive operation to remove a toy from his belly.  His owners couldn’t afford surgery, and ARADV stepped in to help this 19-month-old bundle of energy get the care he needed. Also included in this edition of our twice-yearly newletter: information on keeping your dog safe this summer from ticks and rabies;  updates on adopted Airedales; and the trus WWII story of Ciapek, Airedale Terrier and Mascot of the Polish 305th Bomber Squadron.  And, Mary Jo Johnson offers ideas on how you can volunteer to help Airedales in need in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey.

Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Beau the Airedale Looking Good for His TV Debut

Jan. 15, 2018  Our lead story follows our three-legged hero, Beau, as he gets adopted and then becomes the star of a pet food commercial!  Also included in this edition of Starting Over, ARADV’s twice-yearly newsletter, are updates on other ARADV rescues, a re-cap of the 2017 Aire Faire event, a report from Alexandria, VA on the annual Scottish Walk, and an update on Libre’s Law, a bill that was signed into law that strengthened the laws in Pennsylvania protecting animals from abuse.

Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.

Adopted – Beau

Nov. 3, 2017  Airedale Rescue and Adoption of the Delaware Valley is happy to report that this special needs boy Beau is tripod (three legs) Airedale available for adoption from ARADV.has been adopted. Beau is two years old and is a tripod. His right rear leg was amputated when he was six months old, but he doesn’t let it slow him down.

If you are interested in being considered for Airedale adoption, have a fenced yard, and live in PA, DE, or NJ, please complete an application.  Read more about the very special Beau here.

Adopted – Diva

Nov. 1, 2017  The lovely Diva has been adopted! Diva loves life, Diva_Beautiful Airedale up for Adoptionother dogs, and even cats.  She is high energy and does best as an only dog. She is housebroken and takes good care of her squeaky toys.

If you are interested in being considered for Airedale adoption, have a fenced yard, and live in PA, DE, or NJ, please complete an application.

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Dudlee Meyer - Rescued Airedale Terrier ready to start his day as a therapy dog.
Dr. Dudlee – therapy Airedale ready to start his volunteer work.

Aug. 7, 2017  Read about the fantastic Dudlee Meyer, ARADV rescue and therapy dog extraordinAire.  Also included in this edition of Starting Over, ARADV’s twice-yearly newsletter, are  updates on ARADV rescues,  information on dealing with behavioral triggers of adopted dogs, and memorials to adopted Airedales who have recently crossed the rainbow bridge.  Plus, read about the “Peanut Express” – the amazing tale of Peanut the Airedale’s trip from the Beaver County Humane Society to his new forever home. ARADV volunteers traveled a total of 660 miles to save this grateful Airedale boy.  Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.


Angel Airedale with flower in her harJuly 25, 2017 Read about our most recently adopted Airedales, Angel and Zoe.   Visit our Happy Tails page to see a list of recently adopted dogs and updates on our amazing rescued Airedales.  For information on applying to adopt a rescued Airedale, please see our Adopting an Airedale page.

Please note: ARADV only places dogs in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. If you live in another state and wish to adopt an Airedale, please go to the Airedale Terrier Club of America’s Rescue and Adoption Committee site to locate a volunteer in your area.

We abide by the policies and guidelines of the Airedale Terrier Club of America Rescue and Adoption Committee.