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 . Doug .
 . Doug .  . Doug .  . Doug .  . Doug .  . Doug .  . Doug .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Douglas! He is the total package, a handsome young guy who is also a perfect gentleman. Doug is about 1.5 years old so he has the spunk and energy of a young pup, but the manners of a wiser and older dog. He doesn’t jump on people, is very gentle when taking treats and toys, and is super smart and quick to learn his commands. Doug is currently living at the East Providence Animal Shelter and is part of Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where he gets weekly visits from his enrichment specialist, Amy, to brush up on some skills and get some super fun time out of the kennel. Some of Doug’s favorite things include going for walks, eating treats, getting new toys, playing with new toys, burying new toys, and hanging out in the shade. To apply to adopt Doug: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For questions about Doug, please email Amy at amy.gottfried@gmail.com. Thank you for choosing rescue!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Mister - Compassion Hold .
 . Mister - Compassion Hold .  . Mister - Compassion Hold .  . Mister - Compassion Hold .  . Mister - Compassion Hold .  . Mister - Compassion Hold .  . Mister - Compassion Hold .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Mister has been brought into our Compassion Hold program because he has terminal cancer. More to come...
Senior, Male, Large
 . Cinderella .
 . Cinderella .  . Cinderella .  . Cinderella .  . Cinderella .
  • Domestic Medium Hair
  • Spayed/Neutered
Please welcome Cinderella to Handsome Dan’s Rescue. This senior pit bull type cat has quite the story to tell and although it has not been a fairy tale thus far, we are determined to make sure she has a very, very happily ever after. Way back in January, this sweet girl was found covered in ash and soot with smoke filling her lungs after a house fire in Providence. She was rescued by a firefighter and taken to Providence Animal Care and Control for safe keeping. Sadly, she was never claimed. The folks at PAC have taken wonderful care of Cinderella for several months, including much costly medical treatment. When Cinderella first came in she needed to spend several days at Bay State Emergency Veterinary hospital because she had significant breathing issues due to smoke inhalation. After she recovered from this initial trauma, she received a much needed dental. Since then Cinderella has been waiting and waiting for someone to adopt her. Unfortunately, due to her age, quiet nature, and some reoccurring runny eyes, she has just had no one interested in giving her a home. A few weeks ago, the Director of PAC, reached out to see if we could help. Shelter life was beginning to take its’ toll on Cinderella and she really wanted to see her in a home. The timing was perfect, since one of our cat fosters, Lauren, had space! You will remember, Lauren recently fostered senior Stanley and since he did so well in her home, we knew this was the place for Cinderella to thrive. We are happy to report after being with Lauren for a week and a half, Cinderella is doing wonderfully. She is somewhat shy so it took several days for her to feel comfortable enough to come out and get her photo taken. Now, she is spending more and more time hanging out with Lauren and less and less time hiding! Three cheers for foster homes!! We are now in search of Cinderella’s forever home. She would do best where she can be the boss kitty. She has lived with a low-key small dog, as well as, a bunny and did great! If you are interested in Cinderella, please fill out an application http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Mysha .
 . Mysha .  . Mysha .  . Mysha .  . Mysha .  . Mysha .
  • American Shorthair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Please welcome the newest pit bull type foster cat, Mysha, to Handsome Dan's Rescue! She is seven years old and is partially paralyzed most likely from a birth defect. She was adopted as a kitten and sadly was recently returned to one of our partner shelters. So ACO Bob Salisbury reached out to Trisha who saw how scared she was and without hesitation agreed to foster her. Mysha has had this condition her whole life so she knows no other life. She loves to be pet and purrs the loudest of any cat Trish has ever met. Welcome to Handsome Dan's Rescue, Mysha. We love you already. To apply to adopt Mysha http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For questions email Trish at ttorres@aspectsinc.com
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Cozy - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Cozy - Take My Lead Dog .  . Cozy - Take My Lead Dog .  . Cozy - Take My Lead Dog .  . Cozy - Take My Lead Dog .  . Cozy - Take My Lead Dog .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
*Cozy does not belong to HDR. He belongs to a local animal shelter. This is a courtesy post as he is receiving training and foster care via HDR President, Heather.* Sweet and sensitive Cozy is a one year old chocolate pittie boy. He had never been a pet prior to coming into a local shelter, so he is hanging out with me, HDR president, Heather, at my house, where he is learning about life in a home as a pet. Cozy has the most fantastic underbite. He is exceedingly adorable! He enjoys the company of other dogs, but being a one year old, his exuberance could be a bit much for an older calm dog. Cozy is getting the hang of his new life at an exciting speed. On his first day in a home, it took him about 20 minutes to muster the courage to climb the four stairs up to the front door. A week later, he was bounding up them like it was no big deal. He is walking well on leash, and is now happy to meet new humans when out on a walk. Cozy comes with FREE training with me, Heather Gutshall, ACDBC, CPDT-KA upon adoption to help him successfully transition into his new home. Cozy used to be frightened of new men, but after a lot of hard work and trust, he has overcome his reactivity in that area. However, we want to be sure his new owner(s) understand how to help it stay that way! For questions email heather@obhounds.com. You can apply using our online application: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application. Thank you for choosing rescue!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Stevie Nicks .
 . Stevie Nicks .  . Stevie Nicks .  . Stevie Nicks .  . Stevie Nicks .  . Stevie Nicks .  . Stevie Nicks .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Adoption fee is $50. You can apply using our online application: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application. Thank you for choosing rescue!
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Nubbies .
 . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Nubbies is a stunning blue fawn pittie who is extremely friendly and affectionate. Nubbies is a resident of North Attleboro shelter and a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where he is matched to Enrichment Specialist, Sara, who is working with him at class to learn all sorts of new skills and commands. "Hi there! Life has been pretty interesting so far, my background is a little nebulous but my owners just couldn't keep me in their current situation. I'm a real love, a mush, a stud muffin sprinkled with sugar. I love people, I get pretty lonely without a pal to take me out for walks and feed me treats. The shelter people have been taking me along their "pack walks" and I do great with other dogs near me but I should probably be a single pet in a home. I love to play with toys, especially Nyla-bones and kongs, those that I can't rip apart, stuffed animals beware! I have some pretty bad hips. I take glucosamine and I heard something about physical therapy? As long as there's treats, I'll do anything! I'm very smart and loveable, with my big brown eyes and soft tongue for kisses. I would be best, with older children or none at all but the more the merrier to love me, just no cats. Oh by the way, I hate the cold so be ready to share your bed with me." To apply to adopt Nubbies: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For questions, email Sara at saracaitlin@gmail.com. Thank you for choosing rescue!
Young, Male, Large
 . 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
 . 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
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