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Ralphie Boxer & Pit Bull Terrier Mix Cranston, RI

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Golden , Red / Chestnut / Orange , White / Cream

About

Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Children.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats.

Meet Ralphie

10/5 Update: Ralphie has been hanging out in the home of one of our volunteers for a few days so we could get to know him a bit more. She reports that he is smart and sweet. He is crate trained, leaning several commands, and potty trained!

Update: Surgery scheduled for Oct 9th.

Our poor sweet Ralphie has had a tough life recently.

Eight-year-old Ralphie was picked up as a stray in this condition. He has what the vet believes the tumors on his scrotum, which is hugely swollen and some have ruptured and are open and so painful that he is unable to sit down. He also has cysts running down the side of his body. Some are angry looking and red.

Ralphie was immediately happy to find comfort in his rescuer, Animal Control Officer Jen of Tiverton Animal Control. But Tiverton does not have a physical shelter. They board their dogs for five days at a cost of $50 per day.
We immediately jumped in to cover his boarding and said we would help him by covering his medical costs. He needs a lot of help.

Ralphie is happy and sweet, despite his condition. How long has it been that Ralphie has had the care he and kindness he deserves?

He needs surgery to remove his numerous tumors, possibly a dental, and several more days (weeks?) in boarding until surgery. He needs a HOME. Desperately.

A home where he can recover, physically and emotionally.
Handsome Dan’s Rescue will cover his medical care. We don’t know yet what this will cost, and while we may be able to cover it we have to get estimates to determine if we will need to fundraise. If you would like to help, please go to handsomedansrescue.org and hit the donate tab.

We will keep you updated every step of the way. We will share his prognosis, no matter what it is. And we will make sure he knows he is loved and that help is finally on the way.

We are still getting to know him, but he has met several people of all ages and has been excited to befriend each one. Judging from his reacting to other dogs at the vet, we are assuming at this time that he will need to be the only dog in the home.

To apply to adopt Ralphie go to handsomedansrescue.org

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  • Boxer
  • Senior
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Golden

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