FAQ’s: Rescue & Airedales

Frequently Asked Questions About ARADV & Airedales

If you have a specific question that is not covered below, please feel free to contact one of our volunteers for information.

How does ARADV get their Airedales?

Most of our dogs are great animals who have lost their homes through no fault of their own.

Dogs lose their homes for many reasons: an owner gets sick or dies; a dog gets picked up by a shelter as a stray; a family moves and is unwilling or unable to take the dog along; people get married (or divorced) and can no longer take care of the dog; an owner’s job begins to require a lot of travel; people have a baby and decide they no longer have time for a dog; or someone chooses a breed of dog which is not suitable to his or her own temperament or lifestyle.

We learn about Airedales in need from a variety of sources. We are notified by shelters, groomers, veterinarians, breeders, or we hear via the grapevine.

Does ARADV get many Airedale puppies?

Rarely do we have puppies. Our dogs can be any age, from active adolescents to sweet geriatrics.

Do older Airedales bond well with a new family?

The resilience of almost all of our dogs to adapt to a new family usually comes as a delightful surprise to people who think you can only “bond” with a puppy.

Are there any differences in temperament between male and female Airedales?

We seem to get more males than females. The males are a little stronger and therefore can be harder to handle. However, the females are the ones most often intolerant of other dogs.

Are rescued dogs usually housebroken?

Yes, they are.

Are Airedales good with children and other animals?

It varies from dog to dog. We try to check this out before we place any Airedale. It is never a good idea to leave any child unattended with a dog, especially small children.

Do Airedales have any common health problems?

Airedales are generally very healthy. They do occasionally have hip, thyroid, and skin problems; however, we will always give you a full disclosure of any problems we, or our vet, uncover.