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Rescue & Adoption

Our Rescue and Adoption Committee was formed in 1987 under the leadership of Lou Swafford, its Chair for many years. Today it is chaired by Pamela McKusick, (Email) who is also the Airedale Terrier Club of America Rescue Coordinator and primary contact for Maryland and the District of Columbia. She collaborates with the ATCA Coordinators and Volunteers in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and the Delaware Valley. Our volunteers also work with the ATCA Rescue program, which covers all of the United States.

Many members of the ATCMW generously support this program through their donations.

Airedales available for adoption or fostering will be posted to this page. Please stop back often.


Happy to announce that Max has been adopted and is enjoying life in his new home!!

Here he is with his new best friend!

Please consider a donation to our Rescue & Adoption efforts.

Airedale Rescue and Adoption Service, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, and your donation is deductible for Federal tax purposes to the extent allowed by law.

Adoption Application ( (print) (complete on-line)

Fostering Application (link coming soon)

If you wish to make a donation by check, please make it payable to Airedale Rescue and Adoption Service, Inc. and mail it to:

Jeanne Esmond

647 Spring Street

Herndon, Virginia 20170

For donations in memory of, please complete this form before clicking on the donate button.

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Other club members who may be contacted with questions and concerns about our Airedale Rescue program are:

Maryland and DC

Pam McKusick

Phone: 410 730-3144



Jeanne Esmond

Phone: 703-657-3308


est. 1957

June 10th, 2023 5th Annual Bethesda Picnic

10 am to 2 pm

Location: Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, MD

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