Rescue Release Form

We serve North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama.

When your full bred Airedale needs to find a new home, please fill out the Relinquishment Rescue Release Form.  Please send a cute picture for us to place on the website. Email one or two to

If you are a shelter please contact us at for assistance in releasing the dog to ARG. We are a certified 501c3 charity

Completion of the release certifies ownership of the Airedale. It also certifies that this Airedale has not bitten any person or animal within 15 days and has not been exposed to rabies. You give complete ownership of the Airedale to Airedale Rescue Group releasing its volunteers and representatives of all liabilities of said dog.

Click to fill out  Relinquishment Rescue Release Form

20 Replies to “Relinquishment”

  1. Hello,
    I am not looking to relinquish my Airedale but to find temporary boarding for a 3 month time frame while our house is being rebuilt do to a fire and we are unable to find temporary housing that will accept him so right now we are staying in a motel room.

    The dog is in Shelbyville/Nashville TN area.

    Thanks for any assistance given
    Tammy Poore

    1. Hi, Tammy. I am so sorry to hear about your fire. I think we may be able to help you. Please fill out a Relinquishment Form but note in the comments that this is for TEMPORARY / FOSTER only. When I receive the form, I will then call you to go over the details. Please also send a photo of your Airedale to Thank you, Tammy.

  2. We rescued this airedale from a horrible situation. He was left in a 4×4 pen by a family who divorced and left him there. With the help of the neighborhood, we all jumped in to help once we learned of the situation. He was totally neglected. We took him in to save his life. He has been neutered now, updated on all shots, groomed and loved. He is a big dog (all 75 pounds of him). We are not in a position to keep him. We have had airedales in our family for years. However, we are to the point in our lives where we cannot have a dog. We are close to retirement and travel a great deal. In the next couple of weeks we will begin our summer travels and we need to find this sweet dog a home. We have enjoyed fostering him, but we cannot keep him ( our work schedules and travel schedules will not premit it). Hoping you can help us. Would hate to turn this beauty over to animal services.
    Thank you,
    Wendy Swann

    1. Thank you, Wendy, for rescuing this beautiful boy. I’m tied up right now, but got your photos and want to talk to you later today. How wonderful for this boy that you stepped up.

  3. Hi, I have a 22 month old male Airedale who has mouthing issues. We have had 3 different trainers one that we fired when he said the dog was aggressive and hung him by his collar. He did very well with clicker training but he wants treats all of the time and just gets fat. The first training was puppy training and just squirting him with a water bottle just makes him excited.
    We really need a good trainer that we can trust and won’t cost thousands of dollars. If anyone can help us please help. We love our boy and don’t want to get rid of him.

    1. Hi, Sandy. Thank you for contacting us. I don’t know where you live, but please go to this site: and search for a trainer in your area. Certified Professional Dog Trainers use only positive reinforcement and force-free training methods. We have used trainers in Florence, SC, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, and Asheville with good results on behaviors such as this and worse. The cost of training varies but is reasonable. These trainers do not use aversive or punitive methods and must follow the Council’s ethical guidelines. I wish you the very best in training your boy. Please let me know how things go with him. Jackie Cash

      1. Thank you very much for the advise,I will go on that site right away.
        I will let you know how things turn out.

  4. We have a beautiful Airedale mix we are seeking to relinquish due to a change in our circumstances. My wife and I are retired, having sold a 36-acre farm near Nashville, TN to become fulltime RVers as long as we are able to travel. Our boy has always had some noise phobias (storms, gun shots and fireworks). But now that we live in an RV and as he doesn’t have free access to the outdoors, the phobias have increased and his life has changed. He is never alone, goes to day care when we have errands that can’t include him, or he is boarded if we need to be away for short periods of time. He travels well in the car and has gone with us all over the country. We are concerned that his quality of life has changed. When boarded we get loving reports from his caregivers. He is good with other dogs and loves children. He is a real gentleman with all he meets and has no major health problems. He receives regular immunizations and has a chip, but he isn’t happy as evidenced by increased anxiety and panic attacks due to routine noises in the RV, such as pans rattling, water running, smoke detector sounding (that last one is probably a no-brainer). His exercise is limited to 3 long walks a day; the remainder of the time he is either indoors or tethered in the yard. Can you help us with our decision to relinquish him in hopes he will be able to live out the remainder of his years in a happier environment. Joxer is eleven.

    1. Good morning, Jim. I emailed you yesterday after we received your Rescue Release Form. Please send photos of your boy to us at our group email: and we will try to help you. We do not take Airedale mixes, but some of our sister Airedale rescue groups do. Thank you. Jackie Cash

  5. We have an amazing almost 1 year old purebred Airedale. She is the most loving, energetic sweetheart. It breaks my heart to have to rehome her but our circumstances have changed and we will be unable to give her the proper attention she needs daily. She does very well around young children and loves everyone! We are looking for a loving forever home for this sweet girl. She is house broke, and up to date on her immunizations.

    1. Hi, again, Kelsey. I saw this after I saw your Relinquishment form. Molly does sound amazing, and I feel certain we can find her a wonderful home. I look forward to talking to you. Thank you, Jackie

  6. We are an elderly couple who are interested in rehoming an Airedale. We live in a large apartment in Kentucky. We have a large fenced in dog park. Please advise us by return email what the next steps are.

    1. Hello, George. Thank you for your message about adopting a rescued Airedale. All of the Airedale rescue organizations are regional and our group Airedale Rescue Group (ARG) covers only NC, SC, TN, GA, and AL. Please fill out an application with Airedale Terrier Rescue Association (ATRA) or Starting Over Airedale Rescue (SOAR) who share Kentucky. We wish you the best in finding an Airedale for your family. Jackie

        1. Sarah, I apologize that I just now saw your email. Please contact One of these Airedale rescue representatives depending on which part of KY you are in:
          Eastern & Southern Kentucky
          Mary Taylor Huntsman


          Western Kentucky
          Sandra Mauk


          Western Kentucky
          Russell & Marjorie Smith


          Northern Kentucky
          Mary O’Connell


  7. Hello,

    My name is Kirstin. I am the shelter volunteer in Tyrrell County NC. We are a small 8 kennel, outdoor, kill shelter.

    We currently have an unaltered, male airedale terrier in the shelter. He was found in the woods like he had been abandoned. He was brought to the shelter by the person who found him.

    This dog is at high risk of euthanasia. We would love to get him into rescue if possible. I have tried emailing you, but it keeps bouncing back saying the inbox is too full.

    Can you help this poor airedale?

    Thank you for your consideration,

    Kirstin Bradley
    (919) 810-0405
    (252) 766-0033 shelter

    1. Hi, Kristin. Thank you so much for contacting us. We will absolutely take this Airedale. Please contact me at 901-438-5782. I am intake coordinator for ARG. Thank you for watching out for all the animals.

  8. I have an Airedale Female spayed in my home she is about 8yrs. I moved to SC from Illinois. I have another Airedale a bit older and they play well together, but she can’t be trusted with little dogs.

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