My name is Eastwood (Woody)!

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

Facts about Eastwood (Woody)

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
This amazing little survivor has quite a story to tell. You can read more about it and see photos from the day we met him here:

Four/Five year old Eastwood was found the day he was thrown from a car down an embankment in a cardboard box. Too weak to move, Eastwood's namesake climbed down and carried him to safety.

Eastwood is covered in scars, now the only memories from his painful past. He has settled nicely in his foster home and has been wonderful. He is quiet in the crate, housebroken, and extra affectionate. However, he has likely never been a pet, so he finds new things in the home frightening. We are working hard to help him understand that each new thing does not have to be scary. It's a process, and his eagerness to please and willingness to trust tell us that given time to recover, Eastwood will be just fine.

Eastwood is not good with cats, but appears to be friendly with other dogs. He has gone on walks with other dogs and being in their presence gives him confidence.

For info on Eastwood, please email heather at

To apply to adopt:

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.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...!how-to-help/cmx2

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.