Happy anniversary Lucy!
is a big, active, tall 5-year-old girl. She was released to rescue
because her owner’s work schedule kept him from giving her enough
exercise and attention.
she arrived, she was very overweight - but very, very active. She is a
bit of a bossy gal, so needed an experienced Airedale owner; enter
long-time adopters Terri and Rick Johnson. The Johnsons had recently
lost their most recent Airedale (#5) and had said “never again.” They
just couldn’t face the heartache. But, you know how it goes ... it was
all of three weeks before they had to have an Airedale in the house
they arrived to pick up Lucy, all the HardieDales thought they were
just about the most wonderful people they had ever met. [The Johnsons
revealed they had rubbed their palms with Natural Balance Beef Log just
before they got out of the car ... a trick taught them by Connie Turner
of Northwest Airedale Terrier Rescue.] Lucy happily jumped in the car
and was off to her new life.
Here is a report from the Johnsons shortly after she was adopted:
have been all over like Rover for the last month and Lucy has weathered
the new people, new environment, new homes, travel, new friends and
boarding as if she has been at it her entire life!! She is a "hot mess",
into EVERYTHING, very opinionated, full of energy, loves to play,
beyond food motivated, prone to what we have labeled "the afternoon
meltdown", suffers from Airedale selective deafness, is NOT bunny
friendly - and we wouldn't have her any other way!!! She is an absolute
love, sharp as a tack, funnier than 10 comedians and should keep us on
our toes for many years to come (God willing). Lucy is probably the
funniest girl we've had and the most naughty!! Think that goes
And another update from just this past month:
will NEVER be without an attitude, nor will she ever lose her nickname
"the opportunist" - but she has settled in nicely and continues to make
nice progress in the growling, snapping, biting area! She has had the
realization that she is not the leader of the band! Her intelligence,
wit and "charm" are a joy to witness and, as all our 'dales - she keeps
us laughing every day.
to donations to the annual Quilt fundraiser, National Airedale Rescue
is able to help regional groups like SWAT vet, board and rehome dogs
Helping Airedales, it's the right thing to do. Please donate today!