Adoption and Foster Application

ATRA operates in and accepts applications to adopt for the following states:

Arkansas     Colorado     Illinois     Indiana     Iowa Kansas     Kentucky     Michigan     Minnesota     Missouri    Mississippi     Nebraska     Ohio     Wisconsin    Ontario, Canada


If you do not live in an ATRA state, click on National Contacts List to find a list of contacts outside of our area.

ATRA also assists National Airedale Rescue with Wyoming by taking applications for Wyoming and forwarding them to National.

ATRA does not have a set fee to adopt one of our rescue Airedales.  We ask adopters for a donation at the time they sign the Placement Contract.  The average cost to rescue an Airedale was over $1200 in 2013.  This includes the initial veterinary visit with vaccination, heartworm test, spay, neutering, and treatment for any medical condition.  In addition many dogs require boarding while we search for a foster home or the right adoptive home and some require “boot camp” for behavioral issues.  Every dog goes to his new home with a new collar, leash, and ID tag.  Because of this we suggest that you consider an adoption donation of $400 to $800.  ATRA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible for most.

NOTE: You may have problems submitting the application with an iPad or iPhone.

About You
+4 digits of Zip Code
About Your Home
Tell us things like the type and height of the fence, the size of the yard and if you have a pool.
About Your Family
Average grooming expenses are between $40 and $60 every six weeks.
Dog Preferences
Check all that apply.
The Airedale
Previous Pets
Other Information
Please let your groomer and vet know that we will be calling and give them permission to provide information to us or we will not be able to process your application.
Include the Name, telephone number, address,city, state,zip
Terms & Condition
I certify that the information provided on this form is true and correct. I am also financially and physically able to care for this animal. I understand that proper food and veterinarian care can be costly and I am able to meet these requirements. Home checks are made on a random basis following adoption. If upon any home visit or reference check we find that information contained in this application to be false, we retain the right to remove the animal from your premises without a refund of monies paid.


ATRA is always looking for people who are willing to donate their time. This could be something as little as helping answer emails or more involved like handling applications, fostering, transporting or coordinating a state. We are always on the look out for new ideas and new people to help. If you have asked yourself what you could do to help Airedale rescue, why not be an ATRA Aire Angel! We always welcome volunteers who can foster, transport and do home visits.

All fields with red asterisks must be completed or you will not be able to submit the application. If after clicking the "By Clicking Here You will be Agreeing to honor the terms of this Application" button, you do not go to the confirmation page, you have missed a question.  Most browsers will indictate the question/s that is missed.

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