The Champions Dog Rescue really focused on Handsome Dan’s story because he was an extremely timid dog who needed a patient family to help him. He was very fearful until he was adopted by family who had experience with special needs dogs. Not only did Handsome Dan get over his fears of people, he thrived in his forever home, which had two young kids that would spend playtime crawling all over him. Today, Handsome Dan even has a dog rescue named after him with his own Facebook page. In 2014, he even won an award for the Best Dog on the Internet from the Barkie Awards.