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 . Burt Reynolds .
 . Burt Reynolds .  . Burt Reynolds .  . Burt Reynolds .  . Burt Reynolds .  . Burt Reynolds .  . Burt Reynolds .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Burt Reynolds is estimated to be eight years old; he is that perfect combination of mellow senior, and playful younger dog, all in one adorable package. Burt is very well behaved, friendly with everyone he has met, and might like a new canine sibling or two. Burt is currently with Central Falls Animal Control, and residing at Pawtucket Shelter. He will be having a knee surgery in a couple weeks, so we are hoping to find his home prior to surgery so that he does not have to return to the shelter after his week in medical boarding to finish the rest of his recovery! Burt is a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue's Shelter Dog Enrichment Program and attends Outbound Hounds' training classes on Saturday mornings with volunteer Dave. For questions about Burt, please email Stephanie at slambertfrench@gmail.com To apply to adopt Burt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Thank you for choosing rescue!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Arnie .
 . Arnie .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Eight-month-old Arnie is a special boy. He is a happy floppy puppy who is friendly with all of the humans and dogs he has met. He has a happy-go-lucky personality and is affectionate to boot. Unfortunately, Arnie has fluid on his spine which causes his gait to be a bit off. Arnie wobbles frequently, and when he runs, his big puppy paws are lifted a bit too high. The poor guy even tips over occasionally. Arnie will have an MRI soon to determine next steps, but it is likely he will need surgery to drain the pocket of fluid, then secure it so this does not happen again. We brought Arnie into foster care here at Handsome Dan's Rescue so that we can get him the medical treatment he needs, while having him in a loving home during his recovery. Our organization is able to cover his care, and we are honored to do so. 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
 . Lady (and Joany) .
 . Lady (and Joany) .  . Lady (and Joany) .  . Lady (and Joany) .  . Lady (and Joany) .  . Lady (and Joany) .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Lady, and her "sister" Joaney. (Lady is the white one, Janey is tan.) These two girls come as a matching set, a buy one, get one, if you will. The girls have always been together; Lady relies on Joaney for comfort. We attempted to separate the girls for their behavioral assessments, but both of them were looking for the other. Lady is the quieter one, and Joaney is outgoing. We are guessing that Joaney is a bit older, possibly 7. And Lady seems a bit younger, maybe 5. Both dogs are well mannered, sweet natured, and friendly. They are a joy to be around and we are happy to have them as part of the Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment program. Since we had to pick one dog for our program, we chose Lady because she seems to have some pain in one of her back legs. As part of our program, we cover medical expenses above what a shelter can handle. We are ready and willing to help make sure Lady gets whatever needed for that back leg! Lady has been matched to Shelter Dog Enrichment Specialist, Liz, who spends Sundays with the girls, and will be bringing Lady to Outbound Hounds' Pit Class to work on manners and commands. We are very hopeful that we can keep these two together in the perfect forever home! Lady and Joaney are residents of North Providence shelter. For info please email Liz at epare1430@gmail.com To apply to adopt Lady and Joaney: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Thank you for choosing rescue!
Adult, Female, 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
 . 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
 . 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
 . 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
Stevie Nicks missed her calling on the Polar Express with her baby polar bear face! This lovable, fuzzy girl has had a rough time with allergies but thanks to our generous donors, we’ve got her back. Stevie is on a hydrolyzed protein diet at present so that we can help her figure out her allergic dermatitis which can cause total alopecia if we’re not careful. So far, so good! This beautiful baby polar bear LOVES her leash walks with her foster sister and has been amazing with other people. She loves ear scratches, butt scratches, ice cubes, car rides and snoring under the blankets after a good bath (which she needs twice a week). Could you use a little polar bear in your life? 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 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
 . 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
 . 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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