How to become a volunteer for the Airedale Rescue Group. We serve North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and Alabama and assist as requested by Airedale Rescue groups serving that state.

We always need help in several areas of rescue work:

Foster homes

People who can assess and train dogs. Typically people with first-hand experience with Airedales who as puppies love to chew, escape and explore. If you are loving, patient, and understand setting limits on animals, then please contact us.

A typical experience for a foster parent is an evaluation of the dog over one to three months. Your evaluation of the dog concerns attitude toward children and other dogs, crate and house training, ability to travel, walk on a leash, and be an “only” dog or part of a crowd. In addition, the dog may come to you needing grooming, vet care, and/or neutering. You will meet with a volunteer in your home to explain the process. All approved expenses to bring the dog up to date will be covered by the group.

Airedale underground railroad – Transport

People who transport dogs within a two-hour radius of their home. You will receive an email from the person arranging transport. If you respond with your available days and time, you will receive a confirming email. Each volunteer helping that day will call the next person on the list to arrange a specific meeting time and place. Often we exchange cell phone numbers to the facility an easy transfer. No expenses are reimbursed.

Administrative volunteers

We have a need for people to talk to:

  • prospective families who want to adopt
  • people who are giving up their dogs to rescue
  • people who can do home visits to verify fencing, space, and desire for adoption

Let us know your interest by contacting us. Thanks for considering helping these special dogs.