Welcome

Airedale Rescue and Adoption of the Delaware Valley

Serving Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey


Welcome to the ARADV website!  If you are interested in adopting an Airedale and you live in PA, DE or NJ, please visit our Adoption page for more information.  If you’re interested in finding out more about the breed and what it it really like to live with an Airedale, check out the info on our About Airedales 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 visit the Airedale Terrier Club of America’s Rescue and Adoption Committee site to locate a volunteer in your area.

Scroll down for the latest news from ARADV.

Summer 2021 Newsletter

Handsewn Quilt for 2021 Raffle

Jul. 2021  The summer issue of Starting Over features Sam, an Airedale rescued from a less-than-ideal life in rural Pennsylvania.  We are also thrilled to welcome our newest Rescue Partner, the KONG TOY Company!

Plus, ARADV is excited to announce the 2021 Quilt Raffle – this year’s quilt is an amazing hand-sewn labor of love by Frances Smith. The raffle will take place on Sunday, October 10th in Airedale Ring #1 at the Montgomery Kennel Show. Details on how to buy raffle tickets are included in the newsletter.

Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.

Winter 2020 Newsletter

Billy from Louisiana

Dec. 2020  The most recent issue of Starting Over features the story of Billy, a Louisiana special needs Airedale who ended up at a Delaware rescue before making his way into the home (and heart) of an ARADV foster parent.   And, now that the White House again has doggie occupants, we delve into the story of the first famous White House canine – Laddie Boy the Airedale.

Also in this issue: Would You Consider – a piece about the benefits of adopting a poly-dale, or Airedale mixed breed.

Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.

Summer 2020 Newsletter

Jun. 26, 2020  In the most recent issue of Starting Over, you can read the story of Odin and Addie, Airedale littermates that were resuced together.  We also have some informative articles on malignant round cell tumors, estate planning for your pets, and some tips for helping in a lost dog emergecy.

Also in this issue, ARADV announced that the 2020 Aire Faire has been cancelled due to the pandemic.  Please contact Deb Ciancarelli (deb.ciancarelli@gmail.com) if you would like to organize a small, regional get-together of Airedales and the people they own.

Back issues of Starting Over are also available here.

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.

Summer 2019 Newsletter

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

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.

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.

Adopted – Beau

Beau is tripod (three legs) Airedale available for adoption from ARADV.

Nov. 3, 2017  Airedale Rescue and Adoption of the Delaware Valley is happy to report that this special needs boy 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

Diva_Beautiful Airedale up for Adoption

Nov. 1, 2017  The lovely Diva has been adopted! Diva loves life, other 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.

Adopted!

Angel Airedale with flower in her har

July 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.