My name is Olive!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Cranston, Rhode Island - Olive
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Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs

Facts about Olive

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
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

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.