Henry and Amy.

  Henry and I live in Balmy Buffalo, N.Y. with my husband, Vince, my 16-year old son, Ryan and 4 rescued cats, Abbey, Bambino, Bocce & the newest addition, Luciano. Henry, more formally know as Valbaine’s ‘Hole Lotta Hoopla CGC, is my first ADT but my husband’s third. My husband, Vinny is the one that convinced me that we absolutely MUST get an Airedale as he had always had them growing up. We did just that in June 2004 when we picked up our adorable little bundle of fluff from our breeder in Canada. We have been enjoying him immensely ever since. Henry has really made me appreciate all the wonderful traits of the breed and I can honestly say that I can’t imagine my life without him. 




   I have always been involved with animals my whole life. I began by working as a Zoo Information Guide at the Buffalo Zoo as a teenager. I was also a volunteer at the SPCA walking dogs and working in the petting farm all through High School. This brought me to Medaille College where I was part of the 1989 graduating class of the first Veterinary Technician Program in Buffalo. Although I no longer work as a Vet Tech, I still try and stay involved by helping animals in any way that I can. 

   In my spare time I enjoy doing anything creative. I enjoy scrap booking, card making, embroidery & photography. I am also the manager of two Midget Travel Hockey teams that my son plays on. Henry and I enjoy working on obedience and I’m considering training him to be a therapy dog. He recently completed his CGC and really seems to enjoy obedience work.  

     I became aware of the quilt through the ADT lovers group that I had joined as a support system when Henry was a puppy. I thought the work was beautiful and spent quite a bit of money trying to win last year’s quilt. Even though Henry is not a rescue Dale I still try and support ADT Rescue in any way that I can. I read the stories of the Dales needing rescue and my heart goes out to them. I decided to try my hand at making a block. I have never quilted before so this project was a real challenge for me. I came up with the idea for “Henry’s Backyard Birthday Bash”, because Henry just turned one and he spends a lot of time playing with my Father’s Parsons (Jack) Russell Terrier. I really enjoyed working on the block and I can only hope that my appliqué work will improve as I gain more experience in the future.      



Fiber Artist: Amy Marino
Artist: Amy Marino