I have been involved with dogs my entire life, beginning as a child with the Labrador Retrievers we had while I was growing up.  I went without a dog as an adult, until I got married. The second we had a house..we had a dog, a Golden Retriever named Thor.  After Thor came Beau, another Golden.  When Beau was about 12 years old, I told my hubby that we needed another dog, because Beau was getting older and didn’t have too many years left, and I would be devastated if I lost him and didn’t have another dog at home.  He agreed (reluctantly) and I began my search for another breed of dog. Goldens had gotten very popular and were beginning to have health and temperament problems, so I decided a lesser known breed would be better.  I liked Welsh Terriers, but they were too small for me so I thought an Airedale might just fit the bill.  Beau lived to be 17 and helped raise 2 litters of Airedales for me. That was over 20 years ago.  

Since then I have shown Airedales and Border Terriers (my “old lady” breed) and have put championship titles on both breeds.  I have had 3 litters of Airedales and 2 of Borders, mostly to have another dog to show.  I still have 2 generations of ‘dales living with me, having lost my first ‘dale Juliet. 4 years ago at the age of 16.

I have been involved in Rescue almost as long as I have had Airedales, all within the state of Texas.  I currently am the Treasurer for the Texas Airedale Rescue Team, which I have been a part of for the past 9 or 10 years. I’ve done squares for the Quilting Bee and was one of the early members of the Lone Star Airedale Terrier Club.  My husband of 32 years and I have a boarding kennel in Georgetown, TX just north of Austin, where I am able to keep the rescues who don’t have a foster home.

We currently live with Airedales Minuet 12, her brother Nova 12,  her daughter Charm 8,  and Borders JJ 14, and Diva 2, plus 1 Schnauzer mix named Gidget.

I hope to be a good Chair for Rescue. If anyone has any ideas, problems or issues, please feel free to contact me.  I am looking forward to working with all of you.

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Airedale Information

The ATCA Rescue & Adoption Committee maintains and updates a network of contacts across the country to aid in the re-homing of purebred Airedale Terriers who are lost or abandoned. These contacts are volunteers located in several states, as well as Canada, working to help Airedales in need, adopting them to permanent loving homes.
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