My name is Hazel!

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

Facts about Hazel

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
This sweet piglet has been in more RI shelters than she can count. Hazel is back at the Warwick shelter after a relative realized that her wonderful senior owner could no longer care for her the way he once could.

Hazel is a tri-color smut American Bully. She has a sparkling personality with a swagger to match.

Last time she was homeless she was a participant in Handsome Dan's Rescue Shelter Dog Enrichment Program. Our commitment to dogs in that program includes placing them at the top of our waiting list should they find themselves back at a shelter. So we went to reevaluate her and found the same wonderful girl as before. Hazel has been matched to Enrichment Specialist, Bridget.

We brought Hazel this little blue bear along with the supplies she needs for our program. She took the bear right away and held him the entire time. So cute!

Hazel is at the Warwick Shelter
Address: 101 Arthur W Devine Blvd, Warwick, RI 02886
Hours: Open today · 12–4PM
Phone: (401) 468-4377

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.