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 . Big Boy Moose .
 . Big Boy Moose .  . Big Boy Moose .  . Big Boy Moose .  . Big Boy Moose .  . Big Boy Moose .
  • American Bulldog, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Moose! He is approx 3-yrs-old and a total love! Moose loves 3 things in life: people, treats, and balls! He likes to spend his day lounging with his people friends, playing fetch and going for long walks. He has learned some basic obedience and is very eager to continue learning. Moose has lived with dogs and cats in the past, but we would say no young kids as he is a big boy who thinks he's a 10lb lap dog. He is also crate trained. He currently resides at PARL while waiting for his new family. Interested in Moose? You can contact rlramirez513@gmail.com with questions.
Young, Male, Large
 . Diamond the American Bully .
 . Diamond the American Bully .  . Diamond the American Bully .  . Diamond the American Bully .  . Diamond the American Bully .  . Diamond the American Bully .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Diamond! Adorable Playful Snuggly Energetic Silly There are not enough good words to describe two-year-old Diamond. She still has her puppy personality so her new owner will need kindness and patience to help her become the best dog she can be. Diamond is strong for her size and does pull on the leash. She is currently attending Outbound Hounds training class to work on her leash manners and basic commands. Due to her being 71 lbs of muscle, and the fact that she is still working on not jumping up on people, she will do best with older or no kids. She needs to be the only pet in the home. For info and questions: 106 George Washington Hwy, Clayville, RI 02815 Phone: (401) 647-7200
Adult, Female, Large
 . Nevaeh .
 . Nevaeh .  . Nevaeh .  . Nevaeh .  . Nevaeh .  . Nevaeh .  . Nevaeh .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Nevaeh. More coming soon on this two-year-old sweetheart! Nevaeh is a Central Falls Animal Control dog who lives at Pawtucket Shelter. She is a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue's Shelter Dog Enrichment program where she goest to Outbound Hounds for training and manners! To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For questions, please email Jen at jenny82405@live.com
Young, Female, Medium
 . Logan - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Logan - Take My Lead Dog .  . Logan - Take My Lead Dog .  . Logan - Take My Lead Dog .  . Logan - Take My Lead Dog .  . Logan - Take My Lead Dog .  . Logan - Take My Lead Dog .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Logan is a BIG guy with a BIG heart. He is a resident of Warwick Shelter and a participant in TWO of our programs. 1. He is receiving training, behavior, and enrichment support through our Shelter Dog Enrichment Program. 2. He received a $300 - $500 grant for FREE private training upon adoption! Logan would do best in a home with no kids, but he would love a dog playmate. He would like an experienced owner, who can work with his trainer to set him up for success since he has a few quirks. To apply to adopt Max: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Warwick Shelter 101 Arthur W. Devine Blvd Warwick, RI 02886 animal.shelter@warwickri.com (401) 468-4377
Adult, Male, Large
 . Benny .
 . Benny .  . Benny .  . Benny .  . Benny .
  • Labrador Retriever, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Benny is super sweet and good-natured to the core. He's a cuddle bug and a velcro dog because we always wants to be with his person. Benny has never lived with children or with cats, but he has spent several days at a time in homes with cats and did well - high-strung cats avoided him and he ended up cuddling with the friendlier ones. He's tolerant with children but he doesn't know his size and has knocked over little ones inadvertently. Benny is about 10-11 years old and 80-85 lbs. He's healthy other than thyroid dysfunction and is responding well to his thyroid meds. For questions about Benny please email slambertfrench@gmail.com to apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Senior, Male, Large
 . Max - Affectionate and Gentle .
 . Max - Affectionate and Gentle .  . Max - Affectionate and Gentle .  . Max - Affectionate and Gentle .  . Max - Affectionate and Gentle .  . Max - Affectionate and Gentle .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, Great Dane
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
2.5-3-year-old Max is exceedingly affectionate. One of the most affectionate dogs she has ever met, says one of the shelter volunteers. _____________________________________________ Max's personals ad: Feeling lonely? Always pictured yourself spending your time with a handsome and athletic-yet sensitive and affectionate-companion? Your fantasy dreamboat is a fantasy no longer - he is waiting for you at the Swansea Animal Shelter! Max ticks all of the boxes of a perfect date. Want to go for a long sunset stroll in the park? Max thinks walks are the best. Would you rather just cuddle on the couch and watch romantic comedies? Max prefers documentaries, but as long as he gets to sit with you, he will watch anything! Looking for a dinner date, but since you are a strong, modern, independent person you don't need your date to pay for your food? Max would love to let you show your empowered side when ordering take-out (as long as you save some snacks for him). He will even let you eat all of the dessert yourself! You are just an email away from unconditional love. ___________________________________________________ Max is a resident of Swansea shelter and a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where he attends weekly training classes. He walks well on leash and knows several commands. But what normally happens at class is our volunteers gather around Max to pet and snuggle with him. He has the most gentle soul and everyone loves him! To apply to adopt Max: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For questions about Max, you can email Amy, his Shelter Dog Enrichment Specialist, amy.gottfried@gmail.com
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sesame - Not Yet Available .
 . Sesame - Not Yet Available .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Update: Sesame is currently in foster care in RI. He is working hard to habituate to life as a pet both in the home, and in the community. He is also working through some medical issues. Sesame is not available for adoption at this time. Please follow Sesame: #OhSesame FB: Handsome Dan Insta: Handsome Dan's Rescue and Outbound_Hounds --------------------------------------------------- In early June, this young red dog's life changed forever. He was removed from the yard where he was kept chained in the Arkansas heat. He and the others from this dogfighting case made their way to a rural private shelter. The dogs were met with open arms. Dr. Nanci got to work triaging each of the dogs. Next, evidence photos were taken of each dog. This was Nanci's first dogfighting case, and hopefully her last. I can only imagine the emotion she was feeling as she worked quickly to get each of the dogs patched up and settled in the back. Holly and I went down to Arkansas to meet and perform behavioral assessments on each of the surviving dogs. Sadly, not all were still alive by the time we arrived. Some of these dogs were very sick, some beaten up, and others just could not go on. One by one, we met and assessed the first dozen or so dogs. We found silly ones, fearful ones, some were extremely stressed or confused. A few not ready for human touch. Then, a very special one walked into the room. Holly and I are professionals. We assess dogs all the time. But this dog, this particular dog, was different. He cautiously entered the room, low to the ground he looked around and slinked toward us. Holly and I sat down, maybe two feet from one another, and he nestled himself right in between. The fresh punctures and a large abscess on the left side of his face, the surrounding scarring that covered his face, neck, and chest, told us some of his stories. We had a hard time deciding how and where to touch him so as not to cause pain to his wounds. We then sat there, in silence, and cried into him. In all the years of assessments I have done with Holly, this has never before happened. He took turns in our laps, snuggling in as tightly as he could. We comforted him, and told him never again would he suffer as he had. Over the last many weeks he started his heartworm treatment and watched many of the dogs he knew from his yard move onto rescues around the country. He was pretty sick a few times, but under the care of Dr. Nanci and the staff has been doing well. Last week, he left the shelter with Dr. Nanci, never to return. She decided to bring him to her vet office to live as he finishes out his difficult treatment. And after that.... He will come to Handsome Dan's Rescue as my foster dog. Please meet Sesame. Sesame has a long way to go before he is healthy enough to make the trip from Arkansas to us here in Rhode Island. But his shelter days are behind him, and his chain and dirt spot just a distant memory now. Questions? Email me at heather@obhounds.com
Young, Male, Medium
 . Maisy .
 . Maisy .  . Maisy .  . Maisy .  . Maisy .  . Maisy .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier, Hound
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Maisy is amazing!. Maisy had a tough life prior to her rescue but you would never know when you meet this sweet and social girl, she's happy go lucky and loves everyone she meets. We aren't quite sure of her age (2-4?) but at 45 pounds she's the perfect size. She's very smart and likes to learn, she's a great running buddy and likes to play fetch but she is just as happy to be snuggling on the couch. She's great with kids and seems to be good with most other dogs. Looking for an adorable snuggle buddy? Maisy is your girl. To apply to adopt Maisy: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Maisy is loving life in her foster home. For any questions on Maisy, please email her foster mom, Stephanie, at slambertfrench@gmail.com Thank you for choosing rescue!
Young, 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
 . 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 was a resident of the Pawtucket Animal Shelter when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. HDR pulled him to the Compassion Hold Program and he's living out the rest of his time with his foster mother, Sara. She reports to us that Mister is quite possibly the sweetest, kindest, and the most joyful boy she's ever met. His days are spent napping, snacking, lying in the sunshine, frolicking in the grass, and hanging out with his dog and cat siblings (whom he loves dearly).
Senior, Male, Large
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