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 . Journey .
 . Journey .  . Journey .  . Journey .  . Journey .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Several weeks ago, a nurse named Becky was driving home after working a long night shift at Miriam Hospital in Providence. She spotted this emaciated girl on the side of the road. She stopped, and thank God she did. The reason we have not mentioned her before is because we, and her caretakers at North Providence shelter, were not sure she would survive. We are now able to share with you, the story, and her journey since her rescue. Meet Journey. She was cold, emaciated, and confused. Even so, she went willingly with animal control officers. She is being treated for a UTI, and is on RX food to slowly restore her body. Maybe one of the most curious things that Stephanie and I noticed was that Journey had no pressure sores. She had clearly not been outside for very long. So someone must have been keeping her indoors, not on a hard surface. Over the weeks Journey has shown improvement. She is slowly-but-surely gaining weight and strength. She is safe and sound in our foster care program where she is learning she is safe and loved. If you have room in your heart and on your couch for this sweet and gentle dog, please apply at handsomedansrescue.org.
Senior, Female, Large
 . North Providence Cat (soon to be named) .
 . North Providence Cat (soon to be named) .  . North Providence Cat (soon to be named) .  . North Providence Cat (soon to be named) .  . North Providence Cat (soon to be named) .
  • American Shorthair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
This beautiful girl is having kidney problems, she is a senior, and she has found herself at a shelter. Not a good combination! She is very affectionate and loving! She is well cared for and loved, but this old girl needs a home where she can sit beside her person on a warm couch or blanket. For questions, please email Liz at epare1430@gmail.com To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Or contact North Providence Shelter directly at (401) 719-1516 900 Smithfield Road, North Providence, RI
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Suzy McWiggles .
 . Suzy McWiggles .  . Suzy McWiggles .  . Suzy McWiggles .  . Suzy McWiggles .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
INTRODUCING Suzy McWiggles! Please READ and SHARE! Suzy is a happy three-year-old who is looking for a loving home where she will be forever cherished. She loves going out for adventures and equally enjoys a snuggle and a nap afterward. She is working hard on her dog skills and would do well with older children. Suzy is a resident of Providence Animal Rescue League and as of this Saturday, will be in Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program. Even more exciting is that Saturday will be her first official day in the program, and it will also be Chris' first official day, though he has been a volunteer for quite some time he is new to this role. No better girl to break him in than Suzy! Chris and Suzy will be attending Outbound Hounds' Pit Class where she will learn lots of good manners and cued skills. During Suzy's spay last week, a lump was found. Her friends at PARL will be scheduling surgery to have that removed since she had been under anesthesia long enough when the lump was found, the safest option was to remove that another day. We are all hoping it's nothing serious. For info please email Chris at ccivittolo@gmail.com or fill out an application!
Young, Female, Medium
 . Uncle Bernie .
 . Uncle Bernie .  . Uncle Bernie .  . Uncle Bernie .  . Uncle Bernie .  . Uncle Bernie .  . Uncle Bernie .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Uncle Bernie is a distinguished older gentleman looking for a home. Originally he belonging to a homeless person, he spent many years on the streets. Last Summer, he wandered into a vet's office, ending up at a shelter, but never claimed. Bernie spent several months at shelters where Handsome Dan's Rescue volunteers fell in love with his charming and easy going personality. Due to a recent health scare, Bernie was transferred into foster care with Handsome Dan’s Rescue. He now has a clean bill of health and is ready to find his forever home. Bernie loves people and has yet to meet one who doesn't become his new best friend. He’s friendly, wiggly, and adores attention. At 80lbs. he’s a big guy, but so gentle friends can’t help but want to pet his big blocky head. Uncle Bernie’s favorite toy is a tennis ball, he loves to play fetch, so we need to be sure his new family keeps well stocked! He has more pep in his step then his senior status would suggest. Bernie seems to enjoy the company of other dogs, but due to his affinity for chase, he should not live with cat friends. Uncle Bernie's had a pretty rough life until recently so we are hoping for someone willing to open their hearts and home to this senior dog, and give him the very best golden years. To apply to adopt Bernie: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For questions about Bernie, please email Trish at ttorres@aspectsinc.com. Bernie's adoption donation is $50. Thank you for choosing rescue!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Moose .
 . Moose .  . Moose .  . Moose .  . Moose .  . Moose .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
We are very excited to have 1.5 year old Moose in our Shelter Dog Enrichment program, where is matched to volunteer Rianna. She takes him on outings to give him some much needed respite from shelter life, and brings him to Outbound Hounds' Pit Class on Saturdays to work on commands and manners. Moose is a big hunk of a dog with perfect cow spots running down his back! Moose goes on group walks with other dogs but would do best as the only dog in the home. He is currently being cared for by the folks at Providence Animal Rescue League. Questions? Email Rianna Rlramirez513@gmail.com Apply to Adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Visit Moose at Parl at 34 Elbow St, Providence, RI 02903, or call (401) 421-1399 Thank you for choosing rescue!
Young, Male, Large
 . 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
 . 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
 . 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
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