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 . Maddie .
 . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
We are looking for the perfect forever home for Miss Maddie. Maddie was found as a stray in a rural area in Georgia. She had been shot. She was taken to a local humane society where she spent the last 5 years. Animal Aid USA rescued Maddie and then reached out to our friends at Vintage Pet Rescue in Rhode Island where she has had a comfy bed and lots of good food for the last few months. We think Maddie is 9 or 10 years old, vaccinated, normal bloodwork, and spayed. Maddie is very sweet, loves to cuddle and give kisses, and snores like a lumberjack! Maddie is good with most dogs with a careful introduction which will be managed by the folks at Vintage Pet Rescue. To apply to adopt Maddie: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Please email vintagepetrescue@gmail.com if you have questions.
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Tommy .
 . Tommy .  . Tommy .  . Tommy .  . Tommy .  . Tommy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Tommy is a fun one-year-old looking for an active adult home. He is a resident of North Attleboro shelter and has recently been added to Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where he has been matched to Rianna! Tommy loves to play, play, play. He loves hanging out with humans and going out to explore. Tommy's friends at his shelter think he will do best as the only pet in the home. Next week, Rianna will start working with Tommy at Outbound Hounds Pit Class. Please email Rianna at Rlramirez513@gmail.com for info. HUGE thanks to the staff and volunteers at North Attleboro shelter who love Tommy very much! To apply to adopt Tommy: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Male, Medium
 . Survivor Candi .
 . Survivor Candi .  . Survivor Candi .  . Survivor Candi .  . Survivor Candi .  . Survivor Candi .  . Survivor Candi .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Candi is a very special soulful girl. She loves to lay on a soft bed in the shelter office and snooze all day. She deserves a home for the first time, and for the rest of her life. The one sad photo shows Candi, and her two puppies, moments after she was freed from the raised wooden box in which she and the puppies had been kept. For how long, no one knows. On this particular day last May, local authorities, along with Dixie Adoptables At Lucedale Animal Shelter and the ASPCA, cut the chains of 20+ dogs, changing their lives forever. It was evident that this group of dogs were victims of dogfighting, some showing wounds as fresh as the week before. The ASPCA took most of the dogs to their shelter where they have been cared for and even adopted or transferred to rescues throughout the country. A handful of dogs remained back in MS, under the care Dixie Adoptables at the Lucedale Shelter. Candi and her puppies were fed, received veterinary care, and a kind touch for maybe the first time in their lives. Over the weeks her puppies grew, and soon her puppies were adopted. Candi had tested positive for heartworm and Babesia Gibsoni (which you may remember Handsome Dan had, as well as some of our other dogfighting survivors). She sustained the difficult treatments and is now a healthy 48lb 3-year-old. All of the other dogs from the yard who had come to Dixie Adoptables have been adopted, except one. Candi has been through unimaginable cruelty and neglect. She had her puppies in a lonely and cold raised wooden box, not even able to move or touch the ground. She has battled serious illness and through it all has remained solid, with the dream of a home. Candi has no idea what a home will be. But she knows she would like to find out. While Candi is currently located in MS, we are working to have her professionally evaluated. We are confident that transportation arrangements could be made to the right southern Southern New England home. For questions, please email me, heather, at heather@obhounds.com. Thank you for choosing rescue.
Adult, Female, Medium
 . Perry - Take My Lead Puppy (please read listing closely) .
 . Perry - Take My Lead Puppy (please read listing closely) .  . Perry - Take My Lead Puppy (please read listing closely) .  . Perry - Take My Lead Puppy (please read listing closely) .  . Perry - Take My Lead Puppy (please read listing closely) .  . Perry - Take My Lead Puppy (please read listing closely) .
  • Bull Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Perry is a very special eight-month-old puppy. He is a resident of Central Falls and a participant in the Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program. Perry has some anxiety issues we are working through, in cooperation with his veterinarian. We have just recently added Perry to our program and are hoping with this partnership, and with the help of his BFF and ACO, Charlene, he will be feeling better in no time. ***Please note, Perry will need a home willing to help him with his potty training and anxiety issues. Perry is not a "plug and play" dog. Please only inquire about Perry if you have the time and patience required to welcome a puppy who will need some extra work to be a happy and successful member of your family. Perry will go home with FREE training through Handsome Dan's Rescue's Take My Lead program. You may submit inquiries to his Shelter Dog Enrichment Specialist, Amy, at amy.gottfried@gmail.com.
Baby, Male, Medium
 . 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
 . Sophie .
 . Sophie .  . Sophie .  . Sophie .  . Sophie .
  • American Shorthair
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
This beautiful girl is having kidney problems. She is 7 years old 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
 . 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 .
  • 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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