My name is Papi!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Cranston, Rhode Island - Papi
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I'm being cared for by:
Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs

Facts about Papi

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
This amazing guy has been at the shelter for over a year. It's his time to find his happy ending! Papi has been matched to Handsome Dan's Rescue Enrichment Specialist, Sara, who will be working with him both at the shelter at taking him to Outbound Hounds' Pits and Pals C.L.A.S.S. where he is a star student! After his first week at class all of us were impressed with how well he did. He is going to make someone VERY happy.

Papi is looking for a home without cats, and with older kids, due to his exuberance.

He is fun loving, sweet, excited to learn, and an all around great dog. Papi loves meeting new people, going for car rides, and spending time with volunteers at the shelter. We can't say enough good things about Papi!

We are so grateful to Charlestown shelter for partnering with us to find Papi's home. We don't take that trust lightly and will do everything in our power to help find him the perfect happy ending, and give him the skills needed to be successful once adopted.

HUGE thanks to Sara for making a shelter dog HER dog until he finds him happily ever after.

About Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs

About Our Rescue Group...

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.

We Provide Foster Homes
We advocate the rescue​ and placement of pit bull type dogs from local shelters previously considered "unadoptable" through a network of volunteer foster homes. Many dogs have been rescued from severe abuse and neglect, often including victims of dog fighting. Because the dogs in our program often require extra care, including medical, training and rehabilitation, our rescue is small by design.

We Give Enrichment to Shelter Dogs​
Long days of boredom can take their toll on even the most solid of dogs resulting in kennel stress. HDR's Enrichment Program pairs one of our enrichment specialists with a dog in crisis.

We take shelter and foster dogs through Outbound Hounds' Pit C.L.A.S.S.
Classes offered free to dogs in foster care or current residents of local shelters thorough our partnership with Outbound Hounds.

We Sponsor Free Spay/Neuter for At-Risk Dogs
Each year we are able to assist a small amount of owned dogs whose guardians are unable to afford the surgery. This program often results in at-risk dogs being able to stay in their homes rather than being turned in to local shelters.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our adoptable dogs can be seen on our website ( and at We will list special events on our website as well, and on Handsome Dan's facebook page.

Our Adoption Process...

We have a standard application that requires information about past and present pets, the home and yard, veterinary references and at least two non-relative references. All references are checked and a meet and greet is scheduled, typically in the foster home, prior to approval. A thorough home visit is then conducted (with photographs) and then we will allow the potential adopters to have any resident dogs and children meet the foster. HDR provides full support through and after the adoption process to minimize potential failures that can be stressful for the fosters and devastating for potential adopters.