Airedale Rescue and Adoption of the Delaware Valley

Serving Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey

2018 Air Faire

2016 Aire Faire Airedales and their Owners
Our Airedales stop running around long enough for us to get a photo.

Oct. 1, 2018  Please join us for our annual celebration on Sunday, October 14th from 11am – 2pm.  This rain or shine event celebrating the beloved Airedales adopted and rescued through ARADV will be held at the same location as last year: Vincent Meeting House, 2109 Art School Rd., Chester Springs, PA 19425.   Activities include the Airedale Collectible Ornament Christmas Tree Raffle, Blooming’dales (vintage and Airedale-themed items for sale), Airedale games, Best Trick contest, and more!  RSVP by Oct. 10th with Deb Ciancarelli deb.ciancarelli@gmail.com.  

2018 Airedale Collectible Ornament Christmas Tree Raffle

Airedale Rescue Raffle Ornament
Airedale Delivering a Some Holiday Cheer

Updated Sep. 25, 2018  ARADV will be raffling off a beautiful Christmas Tree filled with Airedale Ornaments!  Raffle drawing will take place at the 2018 Aire Faire event on October 14, 2018.  You do not need to be present to win.  Tickets are $5 each or 6 for $25 .  Click here for detailed information on purchasing tickets and detailed photos of the ornaments.


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 18-month-old bundle of energy get the care that he needed.  Also included in this edition of our twice-yearly newsletter: information on keeping your dog safe this summer from ticks and rabies; updates on adopted Airedales; and the true 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.

Aire Faire 2018

Aug. 8, 2018  ARADV’s 2018 Aire Faire event will be Sunday, Oct. 14th from 11am-2pm at Vincent Meeting House in Chester Springs, PA.   Adopters and their Airedales will come together for a pot luck lunch, Trick Contest, and ‘Dale-related raffles.

Last year we had 25+ Airedales in attendance, some off-leash and some on-leash, all well-behaved and having a great time.  Stay tuned for more details, including event registration info.  See you in October!

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 blog page to see a recent list of adopted dogs and “Happy Tails” – updates on our amazing rescued Airedales.  As Airedales become available for adoption, we also post them to the blog page.  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.