Welcome to New England Airedale Rescue (NEAR)!


Felix is a very loving, loyal and handsome 6 year old Airedale but does not do well with other animals (dogs or cats) in the home. He can be wary of strangers and needs time to get to know people at his own speed. He is excellent with commands (sit, stay, come, lay down, speak) and does very well on a leash. He does love to run and is a great running companion. Loves to play fetch and loves to chase after soccer balls. He kennels and goes to the groomer without any issue. Does not do well in large groups of dogs as he can become anxious and overwhelmed easily. Neutered, up to date on all his shots. Does best with a few close people in his life and loves to spend time with his favorite people. He is also a good swimmer and very good in the car. He needs a strong leader and will become quickly attached to his favorite people.   Felix is with his very busy family in MA and a transition may be hard for this dog so patience will be needed.  But in time he will be someone's very best friend.  Maybe you? 

Contact Barbara Curtiss at sculptaire@snet.net if you would like more info.  

Spring is in the Aire!!!

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.