Airedale Terrier Rescue of the Virginias (ATRVA) is a network of volunteers throughout Virginia and West Virginia who provide assistance to any Airedale in need of a new home. Our funding is provided by adoption fees and donations, which are used only for rescue activities, primarily to pay for veterinary services, and medications.
Our volunteers assist with transport, fostering, working with potential adopters, raising money, counseling owners with behavioral and training issues, and much more. If you live in our region and have experience with Airedale Terriers, we welcome your help!
ATRVA places between 20 and 30 purebred Airedales each year, who have either been surrendered or abandoned by their owners. They range in size from the dainty to the hefty and in age from frisky adolescents to mellow older dogs. If you know of a dog in need or find that changes in your life circumstances have forced the painful decision to surrender your Airedale, please contact us.
If you want to provide a loving home for a rescue Airedale, please submit an application for adoption. Our priority is the long-term physical and emotional well-being of the dog. Dogs coming into rescue are, as necessary, bathed, groomed, vaccinated, spayed/neutered, tested and, if necessary, treated for parasites, and micro-chipped. Fostering by our volunteers provides the opportunity to evaluate the health, temperament and behavior of each dog; the application process, including telephone interviews, reference checks, and home visits, helps us become familiar with potential adopters in order to make the best match.
ATRVA RESCUE FACTS