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Starting Over Airedale Rescue- Bonnie's Story

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An Airedale Terrier was dropped off at a kill shelter in Louisiana, in 2018. She had been in 2 prior homes, her age estimated at 1 year old, and she was not sterilized. She was dirty and matted, and her downward eyes said she had given up hope of ever being loved. In 2019, a family did adopt her and named her Bonnie. Then 4 years later, they had to give her up. They called SOAR and she was added to our family.

Bonnie was taken to our vet for a checkup and she tested positive for heartworms. Her heart murmur was given a grade 3 of 6. As she allowed, her mouth examination showed a tumor protruding from the front of her mouth, and her teeth and gums were in bad condition. We were told that she required care by a veterinary dental specialist.

The veterinary dental specialist estimated the needed work would begin at $1500. She needed surgery to remove a mass on her palate, the tumor growing out between her front teeth, and 15 teeth must be pulled or cut out, too. SOAR said yes.

Next Bonnie had to be treated for heartworms. She began Doxycycline for 30 days and then received 3 shots- 1 months apart. This did not fix her heart damage but will prevent further damage as long as she stays on HW preventative. SOAR said yes.

After 3 months of treatment, Bonnie is recovering well and soon she will be looking for her next forever home. Watch for her posting if you are interested in adoption!

We couldn’t do this work without your donations to SOAR. These donations allow us to continue helping dogs like Bonnie. Can you help us cover her expenses and those of the next Airedale that needs help? Thank you!



  • Theresa Budzilek
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Denise Krashoc
    • $60 
    • 1 mo
  • Lana MacInnes
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Jackie Parker
    • $25 
    • 2 mos
  • Maryann Anderson
    • $175 
    • 2 mos


Christine Bettis
Genoa Township, MI
Starting Over Airedale Rescue
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