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 . 14-year-old Coraline .
 . 14-year-old Coraline .  . 14-year-old Coraline .  . 14-year-old Coraline .
  • Domestic Medium Hair-black
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
We are relieved to introduce our latest "pit bull type cat" 15-year-old Coraline. Coraline's owner was hospitalized a while back and her health and mood had declined dramatically over her time at the shelter. Last week, with Nicole and Shelby's help, Mama took her to one of our partner vets to see what could be done for this sweet down-on-her-luck senior. In some ways we were pleasantly surprised! Although not wanting to eat, Coraline's teeth are not in bad shape for a kitty of her age. We were worried she had some pain in her mouth that made it difficult for her to eat. So bloodwork and urine were run, the vet shaved down her mats to find a severely underweight and delicate little lady. Coraline came home to my house for the night while we waited for test results. Coraline is friendly and vocal and not at all shy. We enjoyed her overnight visit but the next day we moved her to Trisha's house, who is much more experienced with medical cats. Test results showed a bacterial infection in her urine, a UTI, and low thyroid. All fixable and manageable. So back to the vet she went for some antibiotics and an appetite stimulant. She was not eating and we started to worry - she does not have much reserve and we didn't know how long we could keep her comfortable if she would not eat! We worried. We waited. Then Saturday, after a huge buffet of choices, Coraline finally began to eat! It was the cut up rotisserie chicken that did the trick, and we are sure the appetite stimulant helped. Handsome Dan's Rescue Foster Parents, Amanda and Dan, offered to bring Coraline into her home, so tonight she will move to their house, now that she is on the right track. Once we are sure she is out of the woods, we will begin to search for her forever home. We know there must be someone out there wanting to give this sweet senior a wonderful home. For more info you can email Amanda at amduncan331@gmail.com To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Senior, Female, Medium
 . Jackie .
 . Jackie .  . Jackie .  . Jackie .
  • Hound, American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jackie is a stunning tall red head. Her previous owner asked a friend to watch her for a while, then never came for her, so after a few months the friend surrendered her to Woonsocket Shelter. Jackie has lived with kids and other dogs. She is beautiful and sensitive and very affectionate. She is extremely playful with other dogs, so if she goes to a home with another dog she would probably do best with another very playful type. Jackie does sometimes bark at people while out on leash, so we have added her to our Take My Lead program which will provide free tuition for her to attend Outbound Hounds Reactive Dog class once she is adopted. She has also been added to our Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where she is coming to Outbound Hounds Pits and Pals class. If you are interested in learning more about Jackie please fill out an adoption application here: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Female, Medium
 . Xavier .
 . Xavier .  . Xavier .  . Xavier .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Xavier is super sweet and super friendly to all he meets, including other dogs. We first heard about these two on the news back in October. Here is their story, in AnnMarie's words, who is the shelter manager and one of the main people responsible for Xavier's recovery. "The duo (Xavier and Reina) were impounded on October 22, 2016. They immediately received food and water. The following day, they were bathed. The dogs were evaluated at the Vets and their body mass was shockingly low. Xavier was also positive for Lyme Disease. Both dogs were placed on antibiotics and antidiarrheals. Channel 6 did on story about them on Oct 30 and Heather called on Oct 31st. (Handsome Dan's Rescue called to see if funds were needed to assist in their care.) We worked on supplying them with the correct food, chronic bathing, and keeping them warm. By Dec 21, they were healthy enough to spay/neuter and vaccinate. They were found in the swampy area of Route 110 and smelled strongly of urine. We suspect that they were housed in a urine and fecal saturated environment. Their feet and toes were discolored and stained. They had bald patches on the skin and we suspect that they were from fecal/urine burns. Even though they were skin and bones, they NEVER showed any aggression with food, NEVER... To me, Xavier is like a big handsome Silverback Gorilla. The protector and enforcer. He reprimands and protects the youngin (Riana) even tho she can be a pest. He is forever watchful. Xavier is just the handsomest boy ever. Over the months, Xavier and Reina have grown health and happy but still have not been adopted. So we were called in to see if we could help. First, we evaluated them. They are both amazing! Xavier could likely go to any home. He was disinterested in the office cat and with proper introduction he could have some canine friends. He is playful and a bit clumsy so he would do best with no young kids. To apply to adopt Xavier: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Large
 . Tulip .
 . Tulip .  . Tulip .  . Tulip .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Tulip has been waiting at Pawtucket Shelter for many months. She was found unresponsive in a hot car on a summer day, saved by the heroic Pawtucket staff, treated at the vet and has been waiting-lonely and crestfallen-in a kennel ever since. Tulip is the kind of dog that lives for her humans. She loves them all, big and small. She lives to love and loves to live, and she needs a life to enjoy again. In comes Johanna! Shelter Enrichment Specialist Johanna will love on Tulip until her forever home is found. She will be HER human, for now. Could her forever human be you? You can contact Johanna at johannacroteau@gmail.com or apply for Tulip at handsomedansrescue.org Tulip does not get along with other dogs but loves all humans.
Young, Female, Medium
 . Mandy .
 . Mandy .  . Mandy .  . Mandy .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
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! Mandy's skin is coming along, but she has a ways to go, and we will be right by her side until her forever home is found. She seems to like other dogs, and certainly loves all people. Please contact Amy for more info on this adorable girl. amy.gottfried@gmail.com http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Female, Medium
 . Boo .
 . Boo .  . Boo .  . Boo .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier, Boxer
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Five-year-old Boo is an AmStaff / Boxer mix. This terrific boy has been at the Exeter shelter for over a year! He is super smart and super eager to please. He is a big strong lug, so we think he will do best in a home without small children, though he is friendly with kids. Boo is dog-selective meaning he likes some dogs and would do best with a calm and neutral dog. He could do well with a dog savvy cat. Boo is a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program where he has been matched to Kara! With Kara's help, Boo is getting training and enrichment items to help make his shelter stay a bit better and chances at adoption greater. To apply for Boo: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Adult, Male, Large
 . Lucy - Certified Therapy Dog .
 . Lucy - Certified Therapy Dog .  . Lucy - Certified Therapy Dog .  . Lucy - Certified Therapy Dog .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
This is a unique situation as we don't often hear of Certified Therapy Dogs being rehomed but due to Lucy's owner leaving soon for the monastery he needs to find her a new home. Nine year old Lucy has done nearly 2000 therapy visits to nursing homes, Ronald McDonald house, scout troups, hospice patients, church groups, etc. She is extremely well trained and well behaved. She rides very well in the car and aims to please. Lucy does well with people of all ages. She would do best in a home as the only pet, but she may get along with another calm male dog. She chases cats so we don't want to place her in a home with a cat. Whoever adopts Lucy could choose to work toward certifying as a therapy team with her or just keep her as a family pet. Either way, Lucy will be a wonderful addition to just about any household situation. She is very sweet and loving, in good health, and ready to find out who her new owner will be! You can email Lucy's owner's daughter at AJK369@gmail.com with any questions. To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Please note that Lucy does not belong to Handsome Dan's Rescue. We are assisting her owner, Peter, to safely rehome Lucy.
Senior, 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
 . Olive - Take My Lead Dog .
 . Olive - Take My Lead Dog .  . Olive - Take My Lead Dog .  . Olive - Take My Lead Dog .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
In her shiny black coat with white chrome, Olive turns heads wherever she goes. Four-year-old Olive is very smart and learns quickly. She is anxious to please, and looks to her person for guidance. When she feels safe Olive will astound you with her stellar manners. She will "sit," "down," "come," "wait," and walk on loose leash. Olive is fearful of strangers and needs to meet new people slowly and on her terms. She is initially hesitant and cautious, and takes time to let a new person into her world. She’s in enrolled in Outbound Hounds Pit and Pals C.L.A.S.S. where she has met many new people and is becoming more comfortable every day. With the help of shelter volunteers, her circle of friends and admirers has grown considerably over the past few months. Olive is now showing her trust and faith in people as she enjoys belly rubs, cheese sticks, and pleasant walks once she’s acclimated. The right home will include owners who follow up with positive reinforcement training, structure, and gentle support. Her adoption includes Take My Lead training, which provides free private training sessions to assist in the transition from shelter to home life. Olive will bond strongly to people who are committed to her. She is the kind of dog that would be happy to lie around the house all day, but she can get very excited and rambunctious when she greets her favorite people. Consequently, a home without young children would be best for her. A fenced yard would be nice, but isn't entirely necessary. Olive doesn't need a lot of exercise and enjoys her leashed walks with her friends. First thing on her list of must-haves is a couch to cuddle on. If you would like to meet Olive, please email Leslie02857@gmail.com
Adult, Female, Large
 . Dozer - Loved Dogs and Kids .
 . Dozer - Loved Dogs and Kids .  . Dozer - Loved Dogs and Kids .  . Dozer - Loved Dogs and Kids .
  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Dozer is simply amazing. He is the kind of dog we don't come across too often. He is perfect with dogs, kids, car rides, etc. He is friendly and sweet, walks very well on leash, is affectionate, and stunning. Dozer is nine years old but you wouldn’t know it. He has bursts of energy and is then content to snuggle next to you. He bonds strongly to his people, so a family who spends a lot of time at home, and maybe even works there, is ideal. He came into our rescue after being surrendered to the RISPCA and needing a surgery that was a bit outside of the scope of what the shelter could provide. Through funding from our generous supporters, we were able to give Dozer the surgery needed to remove two hernias from his groin and back end. He has recovered well in his foster home and is looking to start the next chapter of his life. Dozer's adoption donation is $200. To apply to adopt: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Senior, Male, Medium
 . Odie .
 . Odie .  . Odie .  . Odie .
  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Young fun-loving Odie is ready for an adventure! He is a great size and very sweet and well behaved in the house. Odie has had rough road and has been bumped around a bit, through no fault of his own, but now he is in HDR foster care and with the help of his foster mom, Jacqueline, he is ready to find his forever home. Odie has a lot of love to give to the right person who sees in him what we see and wants to make him part of their family. For questions please email Odie's foster mom at ms.j.baffoni@gmail.com. Odie's adoption donation is $100. To apply: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/
Young, Male, Medium
 . 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
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Young Truman is a very special dog. He is absolutely adorable, the photos don't do him justice. Everyone who meets Truman quickly falls in love. He is young, and sweet, and affectionate. Truman likes to take a walk, but does not require a ton of exercise. He is what we would call medium energy. He has made a few dog friends over the last few months, and tons of human friends! Truman does have a condition called a rare muscular condition called Myasthenia Gravis and as a result he also has Megaesophagus. He will need to eat upright for the rest of his life but he has a special chair that props him up for meals. The chair, all of his supplies and lots of support comes with Truman when he finally finds his forever home. We are happy to provide as much support as needed to his adoptive home in helping them learn about MegaE. Truman knows his basic commands, he is potty trained, and very quiet and well behaved in the house. He also gets along well with other dogs! Truman's adoption donation is $200 Email Trish at ttorres@aspectsinc.com for more info. To apply, please complete an application here: http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/adoption-application/ Thank you for choosing rescue.
Young, Male, Medium
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