About ATRA

ATRA is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescue, evaluation and placement of Airedale Terriers who lost their homes. Our volunteer network spans 13 of the mid-western states plus the province of Ontario. We receive no compensation other than the deep satisfaction of knowing that we are saving the lives of these dogs who are vigilant guards, relentless messengers, gentle baby-sitters, brave soldiers, hilarious clowns, and mostly dear friends. 

ATRA was formed in 1995 as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. We take in over 200 Airedales every year. Our volunteers help with transporting, fostering, doing home visits, making phone calls, putting together seminars, distributing literature, marching in parades, raising money and much more. We are passionate about what we do. 

We welcome anyone who would like to become a part of the ATRA family. Our newsletter and website will let you know what we are up to, tell you the stories of the Airedales waiting for their forever homes, warm your heart with the tales of happy placements, and answer a great many questions you may have about Airedales and rescue. Take a moment to explore.