Welcome to New England Airedale Rescue (NEAR)!

Adopted! - Puppies!  

If you have the time, patience and stamina for life with a puppy, contact Barbara at sculptaire@snet.net to hear about a litter in NH that needs to move along.  

Adopted! - You like brains?  Energy?  Then Winnie may be the dog you need! 

She is in need of a new home due to her owner's illness.  Winnie is 2 1/2, invisible fence trained, loves people, healthy.  She'd love to live with a big dog who would enjoy rough-housing (currently lives with a Welsh who doesn't appreciate her kind of play).  Winnie needs an owner who will be active and watchful (like most of these smarties, Winnie will take advantage of countertop munchies or things that look like toys to her).  Winnie is currently being fostered in Vermont.  Please contact Barbara at sculptaire@snet.net for more info.

Sammy adopted through NEAR this year at almost 13 years old sure loves sharing an ice cream treat with his sister Casey.  What a guy.  We adore the seniors.  The seniors obviously adore ice cream!

Aire tales 🎄

Our Vet offered pictures with Santa. I took Otto twice (Saturday the 9th and again this past Friday) so he could convince Santa that he should not be on the "naughty" list. 🤣 😂 

In spite of the fact that both times he knocked over props (fake plants) and tried to steal the presents from under the tree and grab the stuffed dog and (today) tried to rip Santa's beard off, we got some good pictures. So I guess maybe Santa will be good to him. 🤣 😂

We wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas & Happy, Healthy New Year!

Love, Pat & Otto

Another happy ending...  

Here's what the adopters have to say: 

"Blue (formally Bear) is one of the sweetest Airedales ever and that all is going wonderfully in his new home.  Don't get me wrong, we have had our challenges but nothing that we are no able to work through.  Quite frankly Blue is the first Airedale that I have had that is ready willing and able to play with other dogs.  I take him quite regularly to the Kennel that we board and have him groomed at for exposure, exercise and socialization.  He loves it and it really helped to acclimate him to the environment for when we go on vacation and for when he needs to be there for grooming.  He will run in the field with all of the other daycare dogs without a problem, plays for a while but ultimately chooses to be around the humans.  He is quite a clown and sometimes (or should I say most times) has no idea where his 75 pound body is (needless to say we are overly cautious when he bounds down the stairs or gets crazy in the yard).

I could go on forever but really just wanted you to know he is well and we love him to pieces!  Last week he had his first real Airedale groom and the day after a woman stopped her car to tell us how handsome he is."

Thank you for sharing your rescue updates with us!  

Here's what our rescuers have shared.

There's a very happy ending for an Airedale that really needed NEAR's help.  

Faith was surrendered to a shelter because she needed expensive vetting that the family wouldn't provide.  Faith had a badly torn cruciate ligament but couldn't have that surgery until she lost a lot of weight (she was obese), plus she had severe intestinal issues that would take patience to figure out.  A wonderful NEAR adopter sped to Faith's rescue, and after months of vet visits and much money, Faith is now a happy, loved, active Airedale who sure found the right forever home.

Join us in celebrating happy endings of Airedale adoptions through NEAR

Pictures speak louder than words, and here are a lot of pictures!  Watch this video to meet some of our wonderful dogs.

Staying cool this summer, no aire-conditioning required