Our Mission

To assist with the placement, care, shelter, training, and overall well being of canines in local shelters and other facilities throughout the state of Rhode Island. To raise funds to assist with veterinary care and spay/neuter assistance for canines who may not otherwise obtain such treatment. To raise awareness about the equal treatment of all canines, regardless of breed.


Our Programs

We help with the placement, care and the overall wellbeing of dogs in local shelters, rescues, and other facilities throughout the state of Rhode Island. While trying to achieve this, we pay special attention to ensuring the equal treatment of all dogs, regardless of breed.

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Adoptable Dogs

Our foster care program focuses on dogs that fall into two categories: dogs who are not likely candidates for adoption, due to medical or behavioral reasons, in our local shelters; and dogs rescued from large-scale dogfighting.

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Help the Dogs

Handsome Dan’s Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer operated organization. Your donations, big or small, will make a difference in the lives of dogs in our care. Please consider donating so that we are able to continue this important work.

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Send a Dog a Gift

We are always in need of supplies, equipment, food, and much more. We have two wish lists that we are always updating for items that help all of our dogs.

Purchases made from Fetch RI are supporting a small local business & there will be no shipping charges; our volunteers can pick up items directly from the store.

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