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Meet our Adoptable Dogs

  • Chihuahua
This little one has a sad story to tell. She was seen in video surveillance being left in a crate next to a trash barrel in Slater Park one rainy night. Found by city workers in the morning, she was taken to Pawtucket Animal Control shelter where she has received treatment for her skin and is looking much better. She recently entered our foster care program where we have found her to be extremely friendly, social, and outgoing. She is happy to meet every person she sees and get into their laps for snuggles and kisses. We are not sure the reason why she is missing an eye, but she seems to manage just fine with the eye she does have. To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Thank you for choosing rescue!
Adult, Female, Small
 . Eve - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Eve - Take My Lead Dog .  . Eve - Take My Lead Dog .  . Eve - Take My Lead Dog .  . Eve - Take My Lead Dog .  . Eve - Take My Lead Dog .  . Eve - Take My Lead Dog .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Eve. Full of love, Eve and her elderly owner must part ways. Outside of our normal mission, please take a moment to read Eve's story, and why we were compelled to do what we could to help Eve and her owner. After this sweet man contacted a local shelter, they gave him Mama's name, as one of the things she does in our family business is evaluate dogs for shelters. Eve's owner wanted to find out her chances of making it to the adoption floor at the shelter, before he considered surrendering her to one. Unfortunately, after his girlfriend recently passed away, he will be moving into an assisted living facility in mid-July. On Sunday, Eve and Tom met with our lead trainer, and what she found was a happy, affectionate, dog social, eight-year-old pit bull. Eve's assessment was a breeze, and we sat down with Tom to discuss options. After hearing more about his circumstances, we felt we must try to keep this dog out of a shelter and to empower this gentleman with the help he needed to be able to safely rehome Eve, with someone he felt comfortable, prior to his move. But it seems just as we were compelled to help, at the very same time so were some others! Handsome Dan's Rescue will be paying for Eve to have a dental, which has been scheduled for July 7. We think it best to get that much needed procedure out of the way and have her recover with her owner where she is most comfortable. We have listed Eve on our website, and hope that you will help us share her story. We contacted the dog daycare where Eve has gone since 2011, Off the Leash, and they surprised us with the offer to board Eve at no change if she has not found a home before her owner must move into assisted living! While we know that losing each other will be difficult for Eve and Tom, we are hopeful that we can ease this in a small way by giving him piece of mind from knowing his girl will be loved almost as much as she would be had they stayed together. Should you have space in your home for Eve, please fill out an application at handsomedansrescue.org. We would like Eve to remain in Southern New England. Eve and her new adopter will receive free tuition in Outbound Hounds Pits and Pals Class through our Take My Lead Program. For questions about Eve, please email our volunteer Kerry at kerrymccallyoga@gmail.com. Thank you.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Meeka .
 . Meeka .  . Meeka .  . Meeka .  . Meeka .  . Meeka .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meeka is the epitome of sweetness! She is a pint size 3-year-old who just adores people. She cannot get close enough and would be content just sitting in your lap and snuggling all day. Size wise, she looks very puppy-like, but is in fact full grown! Sadly, kennel life is quickly taking it's toll on her and she would love to be in a home with a family of her own. As of right now, we feel she should be in a home as the only pet, but she's really all you will need! Meeka is currently residing at Cranston Animal Shelter where she's getting lots of love and attention until her new family comes along. Please contact her Shelter Dog Enrichment Specialist, Pam at pwilmarth84@gmail.com or stop by the shelter and ask Nicole or Shelby to meet this little bundle of love! To apply to adopt Meeka: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Female, Medium
 . Truman - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Truman - Take My Lead Dog .  . Truman - Take My Lead Dog .  . Truman - Take My Lead Dog .  . Truman - Take My Lead Dog .  . Truman - Take My Lead Dog .
  • Labrador Retriever, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Truman! Truman is fun-loving and impeccably trained! He is living in a Handsome Dan's Rescue Foster Home with another dog and a sweet young girl. Truman is looking for a forever home that will help him continue to show off all of his training! Truman even comes with FREE private training through our Take My Lead program and if you like, FREE session of Outbound Hounds Basic 1 group dog training class! For more info on Truman please email Trish: ttorres@aspectsinc.com Or to apply to adopt Truman: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Dude - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Dude - Take My Lead Dog .  . Dude - Take My Lead Dog .  . Dude - Take My Lead Dog .  . Dude - Take My Lead Dog .  . Dude - Take My Lead Dog .  . Dude - Take My Lead Dog .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
Dude is a survivor of dog fighting and is looking for his forever home. If you were to ask Dude about the best days of his life, his response would be the days he has spent at the shelter! You see he spent many years living in horrific conditions until he was finally rescued in October. When he first came to the shelter he was scared and didn't know what to expect.....but as time passed he realized that he was being taken care of and loved for the first time in his life. He was scared to go out to the play yards but with patience and time he has grown to love his time in the yard. Now you hardly ever see this guy without a smile on his face. He loves being loved and taken care of. He loves the shelter staff and volunteers who vow to keep fighting for him and find him the home or family he truly deserves. Don't let the shelter days be the best days of his life....he deserves so much more! Dude is approximately 8 years old, Heartworm positive, has visible scars, and hidden scars as well. Possible arthritis in his joints as well. Learning to trust strangers so that we can find him the perfect home. Dude must be the only animal in the home at this time and have a human who is willing to put in the time, patience, love, and understanding into this little guy. We are not in a rush to find Dude his perfect home, we know they are out there, we just hope that they will come down and meet him. Dude is currently residing at Hernando Animal Shelter in Hernando, FL, however, Handsome Dan's Rescue will help with the cost of transport to an approved adopter. We will also provide FREE in-home private training with a certified dog trainer or behavior consultant to help him transition into his forever home! Please contact Dude's favorite volunteer, Charlotte, at cazdiz2@hotmail.com with questions. To apply to adopt Dude: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Juliette .
 . Juliette .  . Juliette .  . Juliette .
  • Domestic Medium Hair (White)
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats
Courtesy Post. Please note Juliette is not with Handsome Dan's Rescue but we are helping her family safely rehome her. This post breaks my heart to write so please try not to judge. My husband and I have made the heartbreaking decision to find the perfect home for our 3 year old cat Juliette. She is a wonderful cat who is great with dogs (no other cats) but her playstyle is not conducive to small children in the home and we have a baby coming in 5 weeks. We've wrestled with this for months but we have to do right by her and our son. She is indoors only, very active, fun, sweet, loving and has a big personality. She's excellent at the vet and loves being brushed. She's very brave, fearless in fact and loves to jump and climb everything as most cats do. An ideal home for her would be with a family who can give her a lot of time and attention, has no small children (older kids are fine) and where she could be an only cat (but she LOVES to play with dogs.) We are going to be extremely selective finding her the right home. An application and a home visit will be required. She's spayed, will be up to date on all shots, and will come with all of her toys, treats, food, litter etc. Please share with anyone you think could be a good fit for our girl. Thank you. For questions please email: alyshafurryfriends@hotmail.com To apply to adopt Juliette: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Female, Medium
 . Tyson .
 . Tyson .  . Tyson .  . Tyson .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Tyson, our one and a half-year-old brindle ball of fire. Although he has spent half of his young life with our friends at the Warwick Animal Shelter, he hasn't let his time in the shelter damper his spirit one bit. He's silly, endearing, loves every person he meets, and ALWAYS down for a good time. Tyson's incredibly smart and has his basic commands down pat. He's working hard at learning to mind his manners through training with his Shelter Enrichment Specialist and by attending Pits and Pals C.L.A.S.S. each Saturday. Still a puppy at heart and brimming with goofy energy, Tyson is best suited for a grown up household (adults and older children). He does have to be the only pet, but with everything that this boy has to offer, we can guarantee that he's all you'll ever need. If you would like to know more about the amazing Tyson, please contact his Shelter Enrichment Specialist, Sara, at saracaitlin@gmail.com or you can fill out an application at handsomedansrescue.org
Young, Male, Large
 . Fun-Loving Toona .
 . Fun-Loving Toona .  . Fun-Loving Toona .  . Fun-Loving Toona .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Feast your eyes on fun-loving Toona! We were first drawn to Toona because of his unusual underbite. It makes him irresistibly adorable! But once we got to know him, we found his personality to be equally adorable! Toona loves the company of other dogs. He is silly and fun, he loves to play with toys and people of all ages. Toona is currently in foster care with Delroes and Mark, and their dog, Daisy, If you have any questions about Toona, please contact Delores at deloresmorgano@gmail.com or to apply to adopt Toona: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Toona's adoption donation is $200. Thank you for choosing rescue!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Sleepa - Senior Sweetheart .
 . Sleepa - Senior Sweetheart .  . Sleepa - Senior Sweetheart .  . Sleepa - Senior Sweetheart .
  • Boxer, Boston Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats
Nine Year Old Sleepa is one of a kind! He has the most adorable little grunt to show when he is happy or content. Sleepa lived in a home with several kids, and a small dog. He was picked up as a stray way to many times and finally the shelter director decided to keep him at the shelter. We are told that Sleepa can sometimes be possessive of his toys, though he has never shown this with someone he knows well. If you are looking for a sweet and unique looking older gentleman, look no further! Sleepa is a resident of the Warwick Shelter.
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Mandy .
 . Mandy .  . Mandy .  . Mandy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
***Update! Mandy is now if foster care with us!*** Mandy has settled in well in a home environment! Just one step closer to her forever home! Mandy is house broken, crate trained, and knows her basic commands. She loves to snuggle and be close to her person/people! Meet Mandy. Mandy was dumped at a popular dumping ground for unwanted animals within the city of Central Falls. In this condition. Every rib visible, her skin raw and painful, covered in staph infection. Despite this, Mandy happily went with her rescuers. Over the last several weeks Mandy has received medical attention and medicated baths from her hero ACO, Charlene. Mandy is a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue's Shelter Dog Enrichment program where she is matched to Enrichment Specialist Amy, who is working with her on her training and taking her out on Saturdays to class and on adventures! Please contact Mandy's Foster Mom for more info on this adorable girl. amanda.connolly@gmail.com http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Female, Medium
 . Sully - Take My Lead Dog (Blind) .
 . Sully - Take My Lead Dog (Blind) .  . Sully - Take My Lead Dog (Blind) .  . Sully - Take My Lead Dog (Blind) .
  • Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Eight year old Sully is a exceptionally special boy. He is blind, but he does not let that slow him down. Sully has waited at North Smithfield shelter for years to find his forever home, so added him to our Shelter Dog Enrichment Program to help get him some much needed exposure. Sully is gentle and affectionate, happy and playful. His favorite thing is a squeaky toy and he will do just about anything to get the chance to play with one. Although Sully has been friendly to cats and has had other dog playmates, the shelter prefers he go to a home as the only pet so that he can have all the love and attention for himself. Sully is also a Take My Lead dog though Handsome Dan's Rescue which provides free private training once adopted to help set him up for success in his new home. To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Medium
 . Odie - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Odie - Take My Lead Dog .  . Odie - Take My Lead Dog .  . Odie - Take My Lead Dog .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Snuggly, sensitive Odie wants to fill your couch, your lap and your life with lots of love! Odie enjoys leash walks, relaxing in the backyard on a sunny afternoon and rolling in the snow on a New England winter’s day. He’s also a fan of TV time, but watching the neighborhood out the window might be his favorite program (he’s a bit nosy). On Saturday mornings, he loves training at Pits and Pals C.L.A.S.S. with his dedicated Handsome Dan’s volunteers. Thanks to his friend Ashley, Odie has learned to use his relaxation mat to chill out when something makes him nervous. He has excellent house manners; he is totally housebroken and likes to play with his treat-dispensing maze ball during his downtime (he's not a fan of squeakers!) Because Odie spent his formative time in a shelter setting, he is not as comfortable with some of the things we take for granted including vacuums, lawnmowers and barking dogs. Due to the loud, excitable nature of children and their toys, Odie would do best in a home with older kids. Odie also prefers to be the only pet in the home since he is unsure of other animals. Odie's adoption donation is $100 and he and his adopter will receive free transition training to ensure Odie and his new family are set for success! You can email his Enrichment Specialist, Kelly, at kellyapayton@gmail.com with any questions or apply at www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Male, Medium
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