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 . Tony - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Tony - Take My Lead Dog .  . Tony - Take My Lead Dog .  . Tony - Take My Lead Dog .  . Tony - Take My Lead Dog .  . Tony - Take My Lead Dog .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Big brindle hunk, Tony, is a resident of Cranston Shelter and a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue's Take My Lead program, meaning he goes home with FREE in-home training! Tony is as gorgeous as they come. He is fun and loves to train, and is searching for a home that will continue to work with him to feel comfortable around a few things that he is currently unsure of. The list includes garden hoses and vacuum cleaners, but hey, those things can be super sketchy! Tony's favorite things are balls. Big ones, small ones, squeaky or not, he loves 'em all. We are helping Tony understand that there are other things in life besides balls, and he is learning. If you are hooked by this handsome mug, and want a forever friend to keep you company, please apply for Tony at http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Thank you for choosing rescue!
Young, Male, Large
 . Little Lexi .
 . Little Lexi .  . Little Lexi .  . Little Lexi .  . Little Lexi .  . Little Lexi .  . Little Lexi .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
Little Lexi was rescued last year from a dogfighting yard in Polk Co, GA. Broken and battered, Lexi was longing to trust and love. Shortly after her rescue and release from holding, Lexi made her way up to New England. She is currently in our foster care program where she is proving to be the sweet and loving dog she was always meant to be. Little Lexi is a tiny spitfire who instantly falls in love with each new human she meets. She would love a home with older kids, but would also be fine in an adult only home. Please consider opening your heart to this pint sized survivor, let her show you everyday what it means to be resilient and to live for the moment Lexi's adoption donation is $50. To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For questions, email Lexi's foster mom at amanda.connolly@gmail.com
Young, Female, Medium
 . Patty .
 . Patty .  . Patty .  . Patty .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
Meet Patty! She is a 8.5 year old hippo-mix looking for her forever home. Patty is part of our Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where she has been matched to Enrichment Specialist Amy. Patty will be attending Outbound Hounds' Pit Class where Amy will be helping her learn all sorts of new things! Patty came to our friends at PARL with some lumps and bumps. Their veterinary staff removed and biopsied 5 of the lumps. Four of the five were low grade Mast Cell Tumors while the fifth was a skin tag. The operating vet feels that Patty's prognosis is good but potential adopters will need to monitor for any additional or re-growths and if reoccur will need to get them removed and biopsied again. Despite the biopsy results, Patty has such a happy, soft demeanor. She is a staff and volunteer favorite. She loves to go for nice long walks and then hangin' in the yard getting butt rubs. She has gotten a few spa days at PARL where her velvety skin was bathed and conditioned - a treatment she seemed to enjoy. Despite the love and care that staff and volunteers give Patty every day, shelter life is just not the same as a home. Patty would do best in a home as the only pet but could live with older children. She is house broken and settles nicely with proper mental and physical stimulation. So if you cannot resist her little kitten ears, soft eyes, and squat body - apply to adopt Patty! Meet Patty! She is a 8.5 year old hippo-mix looking for her forever home. Patty came to us with some lumps and bumps. Our veterinary staff removed and biopsied 5 of the lumps. Four of the five were low grade Mast Cell Tumors while the fifth was a skin tag. The operating vet feels that Patty's prognosis is good but potential adopters will need to monitor for any additional or re-growths and if reoccur will need to get them removed and biopsied again. Despite the biopsy results, Patty has such a happy, soft demeanor. She is a staff and volunteer favorite. She loves to go for nice long walks and then hangin' in the yard getting butt rubs. She has gotten a few spa days at PARL where her velvety skin was bathed and conditioned - a treatment she seemed to enjoy. Despite the love and care that staff and volunteers give Patty every day, shelter life is just not the same as a home. Patty would do best in a home as the only pet but could live with older children. She is house broken and settles nicely with proper mental and physical stimulation. So if you cannot resist her little kitten ears, soft eyes, and squat body - apply to adopt Patty! Application: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Hailey .
 . Hailey .  . Hailey .  . Hailey .  . Hailey .  . Hailey .  . Hailey .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
Hailey is about as sweet and gentle as they come. She was surrendered to a local shelter with two other dogs when her previous owner was moving, lived in the shelter for a few months and was treated for some health issues, until we transferred her into our foster care program here at Handsome Dan's Rescue. Hailey currently lives with another dog, but may do best as the only pet. Other than the normal issues that come with old age, Hailey is a happy and healthy senior. If you may be looking for a mellow friend, please consider Hailey. Adoption donation - $50 To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Thank you for choosing rescue!
Senior, Female, 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
 . 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
 . 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 are pets, wet food, and fuzzy warm blankets. If interested in learning more about Stanley, please email his foster mom at TTorres@aspectsinc.com
Senior, Male, Medium
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