Expectations: Ours and Yours


ALL of our adoption dogs have been spayed or neutered. Our dogs are not released with registration "papers." Before you adopt them, they will have received rabies and DHLP-P inoculations. They will have been tested for heartworm and they will have had a fecal exam to detect and treat any internal parasites. Treatment will have begun or been completed on any known medical problem, such as an ear infection.


Due to the expenses of veterinary care which we feel should be completed before placing a dog, we request an adoption donation of between $100-$200, depending on the age and needs of the dog.


Dogs are groomed so they look their best as they enter their new home

Adoption Papers

We require adopters to sign an adoption agreement. This document asks you to agree to various points of responsible pet care, including keeping the dog as a household pet and companion.


Obviously, we love Airedales, are dedicated to their well-being, and can’t imagine life without at least one. But we also realize that Airedales are not for everyone. And sometimes, people who think they want an Airedale really don’t. This is why we want to be as honest as possible with you and hope that you will be honest with us. If an Airedale isn’t the kind of dog who will fit into your life, neither you nor the dog will be happy. No doubt there is a dog out there for you, but we both need to determine whether or not that dog is an Airedale.

What You Can Expect from Us

You can expect us to support each adoption with good advice whenever you need it, throughout the dog's life. We expect you to keep in touch with us from time to time to let us know how things are going. You can expect to hear from us directly and via newsletters and eLetters. These will help you be part of the NEAR family and learn of any news that may be of interest to you. You can expect to be invited to reunions that we plan annually, as it is always great fun for all of us to share our happiness.