Handsome may Have Been Badly Burned in a Fire, but His Spirit and Love Survived Unscathed

by Fred

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Handsome is one dynamic pit bull.  His story is truly inspiring, as this adorable little guy sustained terrible burn in a house fire that left him scarred on the left side of his body.  He may have been through a lot in a short time, but it hasn’t dampened this boy’s spirit in any way.

What’s confusing to us and to the Humane Society of Stanislaus County in Modesto, California is why Handsome still hasn’t found a forever family.  He’s so full of love and so full of energy, and all he wants in life is some people to make happy.

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Let’s let his rescuers introduce him:

Handsome has a unique story and personality to match.  He is approximately 3-4 year old Pit Bull, neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and house trained.  He was also severely burned in a house fire in 2014 and has permanent scars on the left side of his body.  Despite that, it has not affected his high octane personality, we call him the happiest dog on earth!  We like to say “His body was burned but his spirit remains unscathed.”

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Handsome has been foster care since July 2014 and has only had limited interest even with profiles on Petfinders & Adopt A Pet, media stories and even a You Tube video.  When people meet Handsome in person they are often overwhelmed by his level of excitement and he needs someone who can help him channel his energy into polite greetings.

He would do best in a family with older children and we always recommend slow and well planned introductions to other animals.  His exuberance in greetings is often not welcome by other animals but he does play well (but hard) with another high energy female Pit Bull in my foster care.  His favorite form of play is water!  The dog loves the hose or sprinklers and will chase moving water endlessly in sheer joy!

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There is an online application on our website to adopt Handsome:  The adoption fee is normally $175 but we would consider that negotiable for the right home.  For transport reasons we would like to keep Handsome close to the West Coast but again would consider adopting to other areas depending on the quality of the situation for Handsome.

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