Ring Dog Rescue is a rescue group dedicated to the "Pit Bull type dogs", which is defined as any dog having bulldog lineage. We are a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization and are currently listing adoptable pit bulls from, not only Ring Dog Rescue, but our other rescue friends and those who have opened their door to an orphaned pit bull in private rescue.
We at Ring Dog Rescue all own a pit bull type dog and would like to answer all your questions and help guide you to a happy life for you and your companion, as well as to aid you in finding the perfect one for you.
If you're considering or want to find a new home your pit bull type dog, read this first.
UPDATE: Does your dog need socialization and some more skills?
We are happy to introduce a new training class coming to the Greater Richmond Area. Training with Tonya is now offering a Socialization Class, with a discount to dogs adopted from Ring Dog Rescue. If you are interested in this training, read all about it, then click the link and complete the form. Remember, dogs are not perfect so it is up to us to continue to work with them and lead them to the happiest and healthiest life.
Socialization — Does your dog need better social skills when meeting other dogs, people, or new situations/objects? Believe it or not this is a common problem in dogs, especially dogs that did not get to grow up with these types of situations. This class is 4 weeks, which includes 1 pack walk, and the cost is only $125 ($10 discount for dogs adopted from RDR). Additional sessions with the trainer will be $25/half hour. The goal is to present your dog with new situations in a controlled environment so they learn the appropriate reaction.
Class dates: Sept 7th, Sept 14th, Sept 21st and end Sept 28th. Pack Walk TBD» Click here to sign up today!
One of our family members, Dude, is injured and requesting community support!
This is Dude, a pittie mix who started out with RDR. His foster family adopted him when he "chose" them! He is a loving, sweet, good natured boy and has brought much joy and love to everyone. His mom and dad have learned a lot about pit bulls and helps with rescue on occasion, including transporting dogs for several groups. Recently, Dude tore his ACL causing a lot of stress and unhappiness to him. It will be a financial hardship on his family to have the surgery — totaling a whopping $2800! Last year, Dude's dad was forced into retirement because of military cuts in the VA Army National Guard, who also cut his federal job. On top of that, dad is having a hard time finding work in this tough economy. Dude's mom is a private music teacher and free lance musician. Dude also has a "human" brother in college. Any donation towards Dude's surgery is greatly appreciated. Thank you so very much!
RING DOG RESCUE NEEDS YOUR HELP!
It has always been our mission to help those less fortunate and needing medical care that inhibits them from being adopted from local shelters. We have recently been inundated with medical cases and need your tax deductible donation to help continue treatment for these dogs. As some of you may know, Pixie had surgery to fix her leg and now she is going through heartworm treatment. Marscapone and Felicia are also being treated for heartworms. Miss Skipper was brought in with a crushed leg and had an amputation done upon arrival. Lola is in training, but had to have her torn ear repaired and she had vaginitis. Tipton was saved from a puppy mill is in need of surgery to correct his cherry eye and a teeth cleaning. Nila ( pronounced Knee-La) is going to need mammary tumor removal and mass cell tumor removal. Our newest pup (named TBD) is going to need orthopedic surgery to fix her fractured elbow!
We estimate these dogs costing...
- Pixie $400
- Marscapone $400
- Feliciia $400 (picture coming soon!)
- Skipper $1200
- Lola $400
- Tipton $500
- Pup $2000
- Nila (first surgery) $550.00
Thank you, without support from people like you rescue just doesn't work!
We've expanded our Popsicles for Pups program to include 2 new locations!
This program, "Popsicles for Pups", is an enrichment program focused on kenneled animals located in jurisdictional shelters. Many municipalities do not have funding for extras; and with the low-kill movement-taking place, this means many animals stay in shelters for longer periods of time. Ring Dog Rescue and its volunteers have developed a program to install a freezer and supply the shelter with the essentials to give the dogs something to do with their time in a healthy way. This program is currently being offered at Richmond Animal Care & Control, Powhatan Animal Control, and Heritage Humane Society. If you are interested in donating towards this program, click one of the PayPal links to the right. You may also donate actual items to be used, these items can be dropped off at any of the below locations:
- RAC&C, 1600 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond VA 23222
- PAC, 4000 Old Plantation Rd, Powhatan VA 23139
- HHS, 430 Waller Mill Rd, Williamsburg VA 23185
Donations may include:
- Creamy peanut butter
- Boxed liquid chicken stock/broth
- Canned pure pumpkin
- Frozen green beans or peas
- Dog biscuits
- Plastic containers (preferably with lids)
Miss Reign needs your support to help her live out her days pain free!
Miss Reign is a young girl that is much loved by her owner. Unfortunately Reign has a torn ACL that requires an expensive surgery that her owner cannot afford. We are hoping to help raise funds for this surgery which is about $1000 so Reign can live a long and happy life that is comfortable and pain free! Please consider donating for this pretty girl via the paypal link and designate the donation for Reign. She will forever thank you for it!
Madelyn's Friends Foundation
Madelyn's Friends Foundation, or MFFRVA, is a greater Richmond area non-profit. Our sole purpose is to help fund emergency and specialty care for animals whose caregivers cannot afford it.
We first heard of Phoenix's situation when Ring Dog Rescue contacted us to see if we could help. We are pleased to say we were able to provide a significant amount of money to help pay for Phoenix's ongoing treatment.
Like us on Facebook and check out our site frequently (www.mffrva.com) for updates and future success stories. We would like to thank Ring Dog Rescue for giving us this opportunity to help Phoenix become one of Madelyn's Friends.
Ring Dog Rescue offers Free Spay and Neuter to Pit Bull type dogs and mixes!
May 20We provide this surgical procedure to folks living in the following areas only: Richmond City, Henrico & Chesterfield. If you live in one of these areas and would like to get your Pit Bull type dog fixed, please complete the online form and one of our volunteers will be in touch with you.
Thank you for fixing your companion! For those of you who are not in these areas, visit our Contact page for a listing of Low Cost Spay and Neuter clinics around the state.