Banjo, 6-y-o M/N, In Foster Home, Atlanta


April 29, 2019 Update on Banjo from his wonderful foster mom, Sue. He acts like a 2-year-old; he has so much energy and is so busy! She has so far not allowed him on the couch, but woke up recently and he was not in his bed, he was on the sofa sprawled out! She said he’s sneaky — he’ll bring a toy to her and put it on the couch and see if she objects, then if not, he’ll climb up on the couch himself. That’s an Airedale!

He’ll jump up on you, but they’re working on that. He also knows he can jump up and see what’s on the kitchen counter and he is a counter surfer, so he’ll need someone vigilant to keep him from stealing dinner!

He’s doing great walking on leash, but if he sees another dog, be ready, because he wants to go meet them. He is such a great dog – so happy, social, and acting like a puppy, playing with balls, tossing them into the air and fetching them. He’s 65 lbs but thinks he’s a 10-lb lapdog. He’s great in the house despite having lived mostly outside all his life.

Banjo is good with cats, as you can see, though if they run, he might give chase. He’s also good with chickens and horses, and a good protector who keeps the raccoons and possums out of his yard. He loved his 20-lb female mutt-sister in his last home and allowed her to get bones first, but he’s not fond of male dogs. He’s fine with older children – teenagers – if they spend time with him and walk him, but not so much younger kids. Although he’s been outside most of his life, he actually does ok on a leash. He was hit by a car when he was 2 years old and, as a result, had to be tethered to the porch to give him time to heal and keep him from being too active; so he adjusted to being on leash. He will pull, so he needs training to help him learn to take a nice walk with you. He does know the basic sit, stay, come, and down from an obedience class at Petsmart, but needs consistency to keep in practice. He’s quite smart so he’s a quick learner.

If you’re looking for a sweet, loyal, loving companion, Banjo just might be the one.

12 Replies to “Banjo, 6-y-o M/N, In Foster Home, Atlanta”

  1. We are interested in learning more about George and Banjo. Live in Statesville NC. Please contact me on my cell at7042360908, text or email.

    1. Hi, Tony. Thank you for your message about George and Banjo. Both are wonderful dogs but with their own particular needs and would require completely different home lives. Banjo is being fostered and should be ready for his forever home soon. George is a different dog altogether. However, we’re getting ahead of the process. Before you can be considered to adopt from ARG, please complete an application on our web site. Then one of our volunteers will contact you to understand more about your family and lifestyle. After the interview, we’ll check your references and have a volunteer near you visit you and your family in your home. If you are approved, we will then match you to the right Airedale. Thank you for considering a rescued Airedale. We look forward to receiving your application.

  2. I am also interested in rescuing Banjo , I had had Airedales continuously from 1975 until 2012 , I have raised two litters with my “dales” and love them to death I lost my last “dale” in 11-30-11 and miss him terribly please give me consideration, Thank You Bob Overfield 716-542-4759

    1. Hi, Bob. Thank you for your message about Banjo. It’s great to hear from people who know and appreciate the breed. If you are in our region: NC, SC, TN, GA, or AL, please fill out and submit an application online. One of our volunteers will then contact you for an interview and that will be followed by a home visit by another volunteer. If you are not in our region, please go to http://www.airedalerescue.net to find your regional representative. Thank you.

  3. I lost my airdale to cancer this winter.I have 2 other dogs for him to play with and live in a community that has a 3 1/2 acre fenced dog park .Banjo would be happy here.Incidentally,his name is perfect since I play the banjo.

    1. Good morning, Alan. Thank you for your messages about Banjo and George. I am sorry that you had to say goodbye to your Airedale. It might get confusing to a dog named Banjo if he hears you say, “where’s my banjo”. Haha. Both Banjo are wonderful Airedales with different personalities and needs. To be considered to adopt, please fill out an application under “Adopt” on our web site and one of our volunteers will contact you. Applicants who live in our region — NC, SC, TN, GA, and AL — are given priority for adoption. If you are outside our region, you can go to http://www.airedalerescue.net and search for your state representative under Regional Rescue Contacts. Thank you for your messages.

    1. Hello, Donna. Banjo is being fostered and has been for many months. The foster parents love him and we would only place him in a very special home. If you are in our region: NC, SC, TN, GA, or AL, please fill out an application here on our site to be considered for adoption. Thank you for your message.

      1. I apologize that you got a message sent to Donna Duncan. I’m not sure how that happened. But, we will remove you from our list.

  4. Is Banjo still available for adoption? I understand that he has some sort of special need or a specific type of home. Can you please explain that? Prior to filling out applications, etc… it would be heplful to know if my home is even what you need for him.
    Thank you!

    1. Hi, Julie. Banjo is in a long-term foster home and we really believe that he will never leave there. Banjo had some health issues, including terrible teeth, most of which have been extracted. He has recovered from that and has bonded with the foster parents. Before you could be considered for adopting, however, we need an application from you. That will be followed by a telephone interview, then if all is good, a home visit. We have many people approved to adopt who are waiting for a ‘dale to fit their homes and lifestyles. If you are in our region: NC, SC, TN, GA, or AL, please fill out an application at https://www.airedalerescuegroup.com/adoption/. Thank you for your message.

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