Meet our Adoptable Dogs
Luna is a young female husky mix and she's looking for a home! Luna enjoys toys that squeak, playing outdoors, and running. She would do well with an active family and would love a large secure yard. Luna is a resident of North Providence Shelter where she is receiving visits from Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Specialists for walks, training, play, toys and enrichment items to help her pass the time at the shelter. Please call 401.719.1516 to meet Luna. For questions email Allision at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for choosing rescue.
Young, Female, Large
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
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 email@example.com
Young, Female, Medium
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 468-4377
Adult, Male, Large
Rocco is a goof with a capital G. He is likely two or three years old and as you can see has a beautiful tawny coat and bronze eyes. In 2019, this poor guy was seen living alone near train tracks. Some kind people had been offering him food and water. One day a man was able to get him into his car! He was taken to Cranston Animal Control where he received medical care, good food, and lots of love by staff and our volunteers. After a few months, stressful shelter life started to take its toll on this sensitive guy. Even with great care he developed anxiety and started to lose weight. Rocco is now in foster care and doing great. Rocco loves puppuccinos and pepperonis. He does the cutest zoomies and you can feel how much he loves you when he looks at you; his foster parents like to joke that he is the heart-eye emoji. Rocco's adorable forehead rolls also make him sweet and expressive. He is a loving boy who likes to snug on the couch with his head in your lap. Rocco is also an eager learner (check out the video of him doing a very committed âdownâ.) He is learning sit, down, stay, and leave it and will soon be attending Outbound Hounds' training classes so he can master more advanced skills. Generally, Rocco needs to take things a little slow. He would do great in a calm and relatively predictable home and should probably be an only pet. Rocco can be initially apprehensive around men, but with a few trusting treats, he does just fine. Rocco's adoption donation is $50. To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ For Rocco-specific questions please email his foster mom, Claire, at email@example.com Thank you for choosing rescue.
Young, Male, Medium
Introducing Skyy! Skyy is a 7y/o velvety girl who was surrendered due to her owner becoming homeless. She has a profound love for people and affection, which shines through in her smile. She's not only cute as can be but eager to learn, too! She knows most of her basic commands, and is continuing to learn more to make her the best girl she can be. Her undying love of string cheese and sweet kisses will definitely win over the perfect family! Skyy will need a patient person as she is a bit anxious but is trying hard to find her way. Skyy will be working with Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Specialist, Rianna, on her training and to help her learn to feel better. She finds the shelter setting to be very stressful, but her caregivers at East Providence shelter are doing all they can to help her feel better. Thank you to Rianna for making Skyy her dog until her forever family is found. For info on Skyy, please email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org Skyy would do best at the only pet.
Adult, Female, Medium
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 email@example.com to apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Senior, Male, Large
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult, Male, Large
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 email@example.com
Young, Male, Medium
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for choosing rescue!
Young, Female, Medium
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 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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