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 . Lulu .
 . Lulu .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Lulu. You would have to be really special to take his girl home, she is a super special dog! Lulu is a lovely redhead; gentle and sweet. She has some pep, but also settles nicely. Lulu knows all of her commands and has great house manners. Lulu is three years old and currently living in one of our foster homes where she is adored. For questions, please email Stephanie at slambertfrench@gmail.com To apply to adopt Lulu: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Adult, Female, Large
 . Allie .
 . Allie .  . Allie .  . Allie .  . Allie .  . Allie .  . Allie .
  • American Bulldog
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Allie looks like a little cow! She is happy and spunky and the cutest little ball of joy. Allie lives at Woonsocket Shelter. She is a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue's Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where she is working with our Shelter Dog Enrichment Specialist, Dave. Dave and Allie attend Outbound Hounds' weekly Pit Class to ready Allie for success in her adoptive home! If you might have a lap for Allie to curl up in, please fill out an application at the link below or email questions to Sara at saracaitlin@gmail.com. To apply to adopt Allie: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Max! Max is seven years old and ready to jump into your arms with his joyful nature. Max LOVES other dogs. He has lived in a home where he was well mannered and friendly with everyone he met. Max was not always treated as we would like, but with the help of his Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Specialist, Amy, and Warwick Shelter staff and volunteers, he is learning that he is now in a safe place. We are recommending Max go to an adult only home since some things make him a little afraid. If you have any questions about Max, please email Amy at amy.gottfried@gmail.com. Or to apply to adopt Max: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Titan .
 . Titan .  . Titan .  . Titan .  . Titan .  . Titan .  . Titan .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
I am debating which to talk about first, his past, or who he is. I will start by saying that this dog has a pair of some of the most soulful eyes I have seen. He's an old soul, sensitive, cautious, trying his best in a world that has not always fair. In a shelter, he sits surrounded by young, cute and more vocal dogs; the kind of dogs who draw in shelter visitors looking to adopt. These are the dogs who meet you at the front of their kennel, pulling out all of their charms to sell themselves and seal the deal. This is not Titan. Titan sits quietly. He's ten, beyond all that foolishness. He sits and he waits. Titan was severely neglected for most of his life. Eventually, he was rescued by a good samaritan but she was unable to keep him long term. Titan made his way to PARL where he received a full medical workup. In addition to skin infections, and painfully infected ears, Titan had a tumor which turned out to be Mast Cell cancer. The tumor has been removed and he is almost fully healed from the surgery. His skin is beginning to look better but his ears will likely need attention for the remainder of his life. Titan's adoption fee has been covered by a nice couple, he will go home with private training through PARL's Leap Fund program. Titan can go on walks with other dogs, but due to some selectivity with other canines, he would be most successful as the only pet in the home. If you have any questions about Titan or might be interested in adopting him, please email me at heather@obhounds.com, or contact PARL at dogs@parl.org or call the shelter at 401-421-1399. Thank you for choosing rescue.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Leia .
 . Leia .  . Leia .  . Leia .  . Leia .  . Leia .  . Leia .
  • Labrador Retriever, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
Shy little 2-3-year-old Lab/Hound mix Leia is a sweet and sensitive girl. She loves other dogs and once she finds the courage to bond to someone, they are friends for life. Due to Leia's fears, she is overwhelmed at Scituate Shelter. She has a dedicated team of volunteers by her side who were able to gain her trust and help her true colors emerge. Leia is a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue's Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where she attends Outbound Hounds' Pit Class with volunteers Leslie and Diane. Leia loves other dogs! She gains confidence from dogs and seeks their attention. Since Leia is working on overcoming her fears, she is still unsure of how to behave when she is comfortable enough to get excited. She is working hard on understanding how to contain her excitement and be the best dog she can be! Leia comes with FREE private training and group classes through Handsome Dan's Rescue Take My Lead program. We put this in place to help her adopters continue to work on her training and set her up for success. If you can give Leia a patient and loving home to help her find courage and feel safe, please email Stephanie at slambertfrench@gmail.com with any questions, or to apply to adopt Leia: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Female, Medium
 . Eight-Month-Old Arnie .
 . Eight-Month-Old Arnie .  . Eight-Month-Old Arnie .  . Eight-Month-Old Arnie .  . Eight-Month-Old Arnie .  . Eight-Month-Old Arnie .  . Eight-Month-Old Arnie .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Arnie has been in foster care for several weeks now and we have had his MRI done at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists. Now that we have had the chance to get to know Arnie’s personality, along with his medical needs, we are ready to find him the perfect adopters. Originally we thought Arnie’s odd gait was caused by a fluid pocket pressing on his spine and that surgery would correct the issue. However, the MRI showed something entirely different. The cause of Arnie’s “floaty” gait is a malformation of the first and second cervical vertebra in his neck that is pushing down on the spinal cord. These malformations are called dorsal arch malformation and are part of the spectrum of “wobbler’s disease” in dogs. The malformations occur when abnormal bone and cartilage formation is present, causing the pressure on the spinal cord. Commonly, this is seen in young dogs, as in 8-month-old Arnie’s case. One option was to surgically apply steel meshing around Arnie's spine to prevent worsening of his condition. However, after observing Arnie for several weeks, he is a happy, content and playful dog, We decided a huge spinal surgery, including weeks of medically induced cage rest, was not in keeping with our quality of life over quantity philosophy here at Handsome Dan's Rescue. After discussions with his specialists, it was decided that we will give Arnie the best way to protect Arnie's quality of life is to revisit a surgical option if/when Arnie’s condition declines. There is a chance his condition will not worsen, which is our hope. For the rest of his life, Arnie will need to see a neurologist twice a year to evaluate his condition and quality of life. If in the future, all parties agree surgery is indicated, Handsome Dan’s Rescue will cover the cost of the surgery. Arnie's medical condition is only a small part of what makes up this wonderful dog. Arnie is truly one of a kind. During his weeks with HDR he has met many dogs, many people, a few cats; Arnie loves them all. He is happiness personified in a furry wobbly-walking pup! We are happy to discuss his medical diagnosis with potential applicants and will gladly share notes, diagnosis, etc. Thank you for the love and support for puppy Arnie! Arnie is located in Rhode Island. For more info or to apply to adopt, go to handsomedansrescue.org. Arnie is being cared for by Amanda and Dan, and their two dogs, and cat. If you have questions about Arnie, you can email Amanda at amduncan331@gmail.com To apply to adopt Arnie: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Arnie's adoption donation is $50. Thank you for choosing rescue!
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Ruru - Compassion Hold .
 . Ruru - Compassion Hold .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Ruru is in our Compassion Hold program. He will live out whatever time he has left with his foster care provider, Steve. Eight month old Ruru has a severe heart condition. His cardiologist tells us it is likely he will not make it to adulthood. We took Ruru into our Compassion Hold (hospice) program from a local shelter and placed him into a home where he will be loved and spoiled for whatever time he has left. For more info on our Compassion Hold program: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/home/programs/compassion-hold-program/
Baby, Male, Medium
 . Papa .
 . Papa .  . Papa .  . Papa .  . Papa .  . Papa .  . Papa .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Prefers home without cats
Meet Papa! This dapper older fellow is a resident of East Providence shelter where he is adored. But a shelter is no place for a sweet old man. Papa has worn and broken teeth so we here at Handsome Dan's Rescue are covering his dental surgery and then he will be ready to go to his forever home! Do you have a comfy spot for this adorable senior? If so, let us know and we will put you in touch with Juli or Will who can set up a meet and greet! Thank you for choosing rescue!
Senior, Male, 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 .  . 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
 . Nubbies .
 . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .  . Nubbies .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
If you're searching for sweet, sensitive, and slightly awkward then adoptable Nubbies is your guy. He's gangly, goofy, and gregarious... a real head turner who’s always getting compliments on how gorgeous he is. Just take one look into those soulful, kinda crossed eyes and you too will fall under his spell. But don't worry, he doesn't let all that flattery go to his beautiful blocky head, he's smart enough to know that he’s a work in progress. Always eager to please, he strives at PIT Class to become the best Nubbies he can be. In his spare time, he loves car rides, walks, snacks, and covering his friends (basically every person he meets) with kisses. Nubbies does well on leash walks with other dogs, but should be the only pet. He’s a big, exuberant boy so sturdy older kids or a grown-ups only house, please. Oh yeah. His enthusiasm for life has left Nubbies with painful hips. He takes supplements, is responding well, and in true Nubbies’ fashion, he doesn’t let it keep him down at all. To find out more about the incredible Nubbies, please contact his Enrichment Specialist, Sara, at saracaitlin@gmail.com. You can also contact the North Attleboro Animal Shelter directly at 508. 699.0128.
Young, Male, Large
 . Snuggly Tyson .
 . Snuggly Tyson .  . Snuggly Tyson .  . Snuggly Tyson .  . Snuggly Tyson .  . Snuggly Tyson .  . Snuggly Tyson .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
This sweet boy wants to snuggle with you! 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 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
 . 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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