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 . Valentine .
 . Valentine .  . Valentine .  . Valentine .  . Valentine .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
Meet and share Valentine! Valentine is a playful and spunky senior girl who is looking for a new family to give her all of the love and attention. She has been added to Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where she will be receiving enrichment, training, and promotion assistance from Pam! We believe Valentine would do best as the only pet and may do well with older kids. Valentine was found as a stray, but she knows many commands and is eager to learn and please. She also loves treats and butt scratches! If Valentine sounds like your girl, please contact Pam at pwilmarth84@gmail.com or stop in at Cranston Animal Shelter to learn more about her! BIG thanks to Pam for making a shelter dog HER dog until her forever home is found! Cranston Animal Shelter 920 Phenix Ave, Cranston, RI 02921 (401) 464-8700 To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Thank you for choosing rescue!
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Powder Puff - Leap Fund Dog! .
 . Powder Puff - Leap Fund Dog! .  . Powder Puff - Leap Fund Dog! .  . Powder Puff - Leap Fund Dog! .  . Powder Puff - Leap Fund Dog! .  . Powder Puff - Leap Fund Dog! .  . Powder Puff - Leap Fund Dog! .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Prefers home without dogs
Meet Powder Puff! She's tiny. She's elfin. She's a snuggly little goblin who just wants to snuggle and meet allllll the new people. She is guessed to be about nine years old, but she is still very spunky and always up for fun. Powder Puff is a resident of Providence Animal Rescue League and comes with FREE private training with Heather Gutshall, ACBBC, CPDT-KA at Outbound Hounds, upon adoption through PARL's Leap Find program. Email heather@obhounds.com if you might be interested in adopting Powder Puff.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Leena - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Leena - Take My Lead Dog .  . Leena - Take My Lead Dog .  . Leena - Take My Lead Dog .  . Leena - Take My Lead Dog .  . Leena - Take My Lead Dog .  . Leena - Take My Lead Dog .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Please say hello to Leena at West Warwick Shelter. This special girl has been through a lot, and her recovery is nothing short of amazing. Leena arrived at the shelter in a terrible condition. But under the loving care of shelter staff, Leena has gained weight, and confidence and his how a happy and healthy girl. Leena has been added to Handsome Dan's Rescue Take My Lead program which gives her FREE private training, Reactive Dog Class, and supplies upon adoption. Please contact the shelter directly to learn more about Leena! West Warwick Animal Shelter 106 Hay St, West Warwick, RI 02893 (401) 615-3388
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Tyson .
 . Tyson .  . Tyson .  . Tyson .  . Tyson .  . Tyson .  . Tyson .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Tyson is the complete package. Actually, this brindle beefcake's got so much that it isn't fair to the average dog; he was blessed with heart-stopping good looks, super intelligence, and an incredible sense of humor. He is a lover of humans and wants nothing more than to snuggle in your lap and cover you with slobbery kisses. He has all his basic commands down pat and of course, he excels at training. He does have to be the only pet, but with EVERYTHING this boy has to offer, obviously, he's all you'll ever need. If you would like to know more about the extraordinary Tyson, you can contact his Shelter Enrichment Specialist, Sara at saracaitlin@gmail.com OR his foster mother, Melissa, at hmelissa824@gmail.com. You can also apply for him using our online application: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application.
Young, Male, Large
 . Santana .
 . Santana .  . Santana .  . Santana .  . Santana .  . Santana .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
Four year old Santana is learning how to live in a home as a pet for the very first time! Santana is a lovely girl who is timid to begin, but warms up very quickly. She has suffered a neglectful past and is looking for some humans that will be patient in her growth in our everyday world. She can be skittish to loud noises and fast movements, so a quiet home without small children would be best for her, in order for her to bloom into the confident young lady she is looking to be. Santana loves to play with toys, and enjoys her choice of stuffy toys and ropes to keep herself occupied. She LOVES her Kong. She has been mostly independent in her ways, but as she warms up to her handler more she has become more affectionate and trusting toward people. She would be best placed as the only pet, as she will need someone to dedicate time her to growth and training. She would make an amazing companion, and loves to go for trail walks and hikes. She is attending Outbound Hounds Pit Class to learn her commands and make new friends. The future's looking bright for Santana! Santana was rescued from a dog fighting case in Georgia and has made her way to our friends at a rescue in Maine, We assessed her behavior and are courtesy posting her to try to help find her a home. You can apply to adopter Santana via our application and we will send it over to them! Here is our ap: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For questions about Traveler email: thegratefuldoganimalrescue@gmail.com
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Gracie - Compassion Hold .
 . Gracie - Compassion Hold .  . Gracie - Compassion Hold .  . Gracie - Compassion Hold .  . Gracie - Compassion Hold .  . Gracie - Compassion Hold .  . Gracie - Compassion Hold .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without cats
Gracie is now happily settling in at her Compassion Hold Hospice Foster Home where she will live out whatever time she has left. Huge thanks to Lauren and John for opening their home and heart to Gracie. Thanks also to everyone who played a part in Gracie's journey to her final home. ________________________________________ We have been keeping you updated on our sweetest Gracie AKA the Baby Silver Panther. We are now hoping you will help us find the perfect person or family to take Gracie home to share this last part of her journey, wrap her in love, and be by her side until it is time to let her go. Please share this post with anyone in Southern New England who may be able to be Gracie's heroic Compassion Hold Foster. Gracie was a stray found in North Providence. She is wobbly and falls sometimes, due to a terminal brain tumor. We do not know how much time Gracie has left, but we have promised her to find a wonderful home to help her make up for whatever she missed out on in what will be a life lost too soon. Gracie is one of those amazing dogs who loves everyone and everything. Her greatest joy is her volunteer friend Liz (shown in the second photo) who has been taking Gracie on field trips since she arrived to the shelter. Liz takes her on short walks, car rides, and visits to her parent's home which includes two other dogs. (Liz wanted to take Gracie home but was unable to obtain landlord approval.) While we were working through a diagnosis, and starting her on prednisone and treating her stump Pyometra (infection of the uterine stump which seems to be responding to antibiotics) she has been staying with us. We feel she is now ready to move into her Compassion Hold Foster, where we will be providing all of her supplies, medical care, and support, for whatever good time she has left. Gracie's neurologist is not able to tell us a time frame, only that it could be weeks, months or maybe even close to a year if we are lucky. She will need to remain in Southern New England and under the care of our partner vets. Gracie is a joy. Each new day brings excitement for a new outdoor smell. She loves to just hang out outside, in a small pen which is hers to take with her wherever she goes. She is crate trained and does spend much of her time crated, as pacing and panting are side effects of the tumor. Keeping her space small helps to calm her, and the pacing. Gracie enjoys short leash walks, but tires easily, and is then ready for a long nap. She is housebroken, but needs frequent potty breaks due to the prednisone which increases her thirst. (Dog walker/pet sitter may be provided for a compassion hold foster who works long hour so that Gracie can have a potty break.) We are searching for a loving person to be by Gracie's side as she walks this last part of her journey. You will need to be patient, have love overflowing, but your heart will need to be strong enough to help her leave when her quality of life declines. I believe compassion hold fostering is one of the most difficult aspects of rescue. It's not for the faint of heart, but I can tell you from first hand knowledge, what I have gotten back from these experiences, being able to ensure the last precious time an animal has on earth is their best time, is priceless. I have never regretted my decision to take on a compassion hold dog. Easing them into and beyond the last chapter of their lives is an experience, an honor, that I can promise will make you a better human. And knowing this dog as I do, I can tell you your heart will grow from having had Gracie in it. Here is more on our Compassion Hold program: http://bit.ly/2gKUKlI If you have any questions about Gracie, how this program might work, and if Gracie may be a good fit in your home, please email me at heather@obhounds.com.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Yogi .
 . Yogi .  . Yogi .  . Yogi .  . Yogi .  . Yogi .  . Yogi .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
Eight year old Yogi is a super special guy. Laid back, with a spunky side, he loves a walk and then to lay next to his people. He currently lives with a nine year old human girl and a blind seven year old pittie girl. He loves them both and while he can be a bit bossy with them occasionally, he responds quickly to redirection and is quite tolerant of his foster sister running into him. He is looking forward to starting CLASS in January and learning lots of new tricks! Yogi's adoption donation is $50. Please fill out an application here: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Senior, Male, Large
 . Bella .
 . Bella .  . Bella .  . Bella .  . Bella .  . Bella .  . Bella .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Prefers home without dogs
Bella has seen the vet and other than her skin condition she is on the road to better health. She needs to slim down a bit, she is a little sensitive about her weight so please don't say anything. She thinks she is beautiful and we agree! Bella is a stunning American Bully, the low-rider of the pit bull group! She is about eight years old, and a wonderful combination that comes with a dog of that age; laid back enough not to drive you crazy but still young enough to have a little fun! Bella is snuggly and sweet and extremely affiliative. She seems to walk well on leash and knows a few commands. This big beautiful girl is smart too! Bella prefers to be the only dog in the home but is said to have lived with children and cats in her previous home. But for now, she lives at Charlestown Shelter. We would prefer a home with middle aged to older kids, just because of Bella's size and spurts of excitement when the leash comes out. That could fade once out of the shelter, but better safe than sorry! If you might be interested in giving Bella a loving home, you can contact the Charlestown Shelter on Sand Hill Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813 Phone: (401) 364-1211. You are also welcome to fill out an application on our website and it will be forwarded to Charlestown: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Thanks to our friends at Charlestown Shelter!
Senior, Female, Large
 . Stanley .
 . Stanley .  . Stanley .  . Stanley .
  • Domestic Short Hair
Stanley is a quiet reserved older gent of a cat looking for a new home. Found as a stray in Cranston he found his way to the shelter and sadly being black and older was overlooked by adopters. Stanley developed an upper respiratory infection while waiting to be adopted, and we were concerned about his being able to recuperate in a shelter environment so took him into foster care. Since becoming a Handsome Dan’s Rescue Pit Bull Type Cat, Stanley is thriving. We found that he had a thyroid condition that was preventing him from putting on much needed weight. Now that he has been on medication and his thyroid is functioning correctly, he has put on some weight and is very content. We think Stanley would do fine an a home with other mellow cats. His favorite things pets, wet food, and fuzzy warm blankets. We are sure that he always has lots of all of those. If interested in learning more about Stanley, please email his foster mom at TTorres@aspectsinc.com
Senior, Male, Medium
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