Estate Planning

Memorials and Tributes

National Airedale Rescue, Inc., accepts memorial/tribute donations to honor living or deceased persons or dogs on our List of Memorials & Tributes. A donation** of $25 or more to Airedale Rescue will entitle you to a picture (optional) and a short memorial or tribute statement. The dog does not need to be a rescue, or even an Airedale. This memorial/tribute will be posted for at least one year. All pictures and written material should be e-mailed or e-mail the web manager for mailing instructions.

** NOTE: Memorials for rescued purebred Airedales who were adopted at the age of 10 years or older do not require a donation.

Once you have made your donation, return here and send us an e-mail with the following information:

  • Your name and address
  • Your phone number (optional)
  • Your e-mail
  • Confirm the amount you donated and let us know if it was by PayPal or check
  • Is this a memorial or a tribute?
  • Name of the person or Airedale you are remembering/honoring
  • Relationship of the person notified to the person/Airedale being remembered/honored
  • Name and address of the person to notify of your gift
  • Any comments you would like to make about the person/Airedale being remembered/honored
  • You can attach photos to your e-mail if you would like them included on the website

Donations to the June Dutcher Airedale Memorial also benefit the ATCA Rescue Committee and National Airedale Rescue. Click here to learn more about this memorial.

Click here to see the Memorial and Tribute donations sent to us by our supporters and read their stories.

To donate on-line, go to the Donate page.

To donate by check, fill out the Honorary or Memorial Donation form. Mailing instructions are at the bottom of the form.


Legal Designation Language for Wills and Estate Plans

If you choose to include National Airedale Rescue, Inc., in your will or estate plan, we should be named as:

National Airedale Rescue, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Arizona.

Our tax identification number is 27-0054363

At National Airedale Rescue, Inc., all charitable gifts are used to support rescued Airedales on an as-needed basis. Funds donated are carefully allocated to Airedale Rescue volunteers who have agreed to abide by the ATCA Rescue & Adoption Committee policies and guidelines for reimbursement of bills directly associated with a Rescued Airedale.

A Bequest for Specific Purposes: Some people want to donate for a specific purpose, a type of gift sometimes called a "restricted bequest." Restrictions are often designed in consultation with the National Airedale Rescue, Inc., Treasurer, who can help you craft language that will ensure your gift will do what you want it to do.

In Case of Emergency

Just as important as estate planning, you should also plan for the care of your pets in case of an emergency. 

The main thing you do to protect your Airedale is to put things in writing and let whomever you trust or lives close know your wishes to get your Airedale to the closest Airedale Rescue Volunteer. A note on the refrigerator is very important. Over the years, this simple measure has prevented Airedales from being taken to Animal Control.

If you live alone, put a note on your front door that there is a big dog inside and please do not let him/her loose.dont let dog out door hanger

The reason for this piece of advice is that when emergency personnel are called to a home where an individual lives alone, they will enter as quickly as possible and if they aren't aware of a dog, the dog may run out the door.

Click here for a handy wallet card and contact form to post in your home.

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Information provided on our Internet site is not intended to be tax or legal advice. Please consult a qualified financial advisor before making a gift.


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Airedale Information

Each year several hundred Airedales find their way into rescue and begin new lives.  Because of the generous support of donors like you, National Airedale Rescue, Inc. is able to assist with the financial needs of Airedale rescue organizations throughout the United States and Canada each year so these great dogs continue to find loving homes.  We appreciate your donations!