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Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs Dog rescue in Cranston, RI

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.

Contact
Phone
Address
Cranston, RI 02910
Donation http://www.handsomedansrescue.org/#!how-to-help/cmx2
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Adoptable pets at Handsome Dan's Rescue for Pit Bull Type Dogs

We'll also keep you updated on Chopper's adoption status with email updates.
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Chopper

Hound (Unknown Type)

Male, Senior
Cranston, RI
We'll also keep you updated on Sharon's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Sharon

Pit Bull Terrier

Female, Adult
Cranston, RI
We'll also keep you updated on Benny's adoption status with email updates.
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Benny

Pit Bull Terrier/Shar Pei

Male, Young
Cranston, RI
We'll also keep you updated on Big Gym's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Big Gym

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Senior
Cranston, RI
We'll also keep you updated on Percy's adoption status with email updates.
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Percy

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Young
Cranston, RI
We'll also keep you updated on Iris's adoption status with email updates.
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Iris

Shepherd (Unknown Type)

Female, Puppy
Cranston, RI
We'll also keep you updated on Rexie Take My Lead Dog's adoption status with email updates.
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Rexie Take My Lead Dog

American Staffordshire Terrier/Pointer

Male, Young
Cranston, RI
We'll also keep you updated on Bosco's adoption status with email updates.
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Bosco

Mastiff/Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Young
Cranston, RI

Rescue FAQs

At Handsome Dan's Rescue, we try to keep our extended adoptive families within Southern New England for the ease of post-adoption support. We will make exceptions in special circumstances.

Additional adoption info

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.

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We'll also keep you updated on Nike's adoption status with email updates.
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Nike

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 5 yrs 1 mo
Dartmouth, MA
We'll also keep you updated on No name's adoption status with email updates.
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No name

Bengal

Female, Kitten
Boston, MA
We'll also keep you updated on Delia's adoption status with email updates.
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Delia

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs
Framingham, MA
We'll also keep you updated on Pancake's adoption status with email updates.
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Pancake

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 3 yrs
West Warwick, RI
We'll also keep you updated on Reeses's adoption status with email updates.
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Reeses

Other

Female 1 mo
Hopkinton, MA
We'll also keep you updated on Loki's adoption status with email updates.
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Loki

Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 5 yrs 9 mos
Middletown, RI

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