We don't purchase healthy puppies from pet stores because that encourages the breeding of more Airedales.
We know that you will be tempted to purchase the puppy ... none of us like to see a puppy in those conditions, especially an Airedale. DON'T DO IT! It will prompt the pet shop to get more of that breed ... and if they get a whiff of Rescue stepping in to buy the pups, we're really "in for it" because then they will have no reason not to order more Airedales. The only thing that will stop a pet store from selling puppies is if they don't make any money. The kinds of "breeders" who let pet shops sell their puppies usually raise them in such deplorable conditions it would make any of us physically sick to see them for a brief moment. You have to stop to think of the PARENTS of these pet shop puppies. They are living under terrible extremes (heat, cold, wet, dry, hunger, thirst, stench, devoid of human kindness or companionship) .... these dogs whose name spelled backwards is God. It just is NOT okay to buy those pups until/unless they
are about to be sold to laboratories, which does happen.
If you are willing, you can do the following: