Adopt a Pit Bull

Thank you for your interest in a rescued pit bull type dog! We take the adoption process very seriously and hope you will, too.

We want you to think this decision through and be fully aware of the challenges that come with pet ownership. We want you to treat the animal as a full participating member of your household. Adopting a pet should be looked upon as a lifelong commitment of love and responsibility for the welfare of that animal, just as you would have for a human member of your family.

The entire process can take 1-3 weeks to process, so please be patient and understand if you live outside of the Greater Richmond Area, the process may take longer. Our goal is to place the right pit bull in the right home.

We have many dogs in treatment who are not quite ready to be adopted yet. Our available dog list does ebb and flow, so it's not unusual to see only a few at times and then many at others.

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Ring Dog Adoption Process

Our adoption process intentionally has several steps and cannot be completed in one day.

  1. Fill out an Adoption Application
  2. Phone interview
  3. Reference Checks
  4. Meet and greet with the dog you are interested in (and any dogs you may have)
  5. Home inspection
  6. 1 week trial run (in home)
  7. Finalize adoption (contract, collection of adoption fee and transfer of medical records)

Our adoption fee is due at the BEGINNING of your week trial, and includes spay or neuter, rabies (if of age), vaccinations, worming, microchip and any other medical required for the health of the particular animal.

Adoption Fees

  • $150.00 for any dog in our program unless it's noted otherwise

The entire process can take 1-3 weeks to process, so please be patient and understand if you live outside of the Greater Richmond Area, the process may take longer. Our goal is to place the right pit bull in the right home.

If you're considering or want to find a new home your pit bull breed dog, click here for more information.

Downloadable files

Ring Dog ByLaws - PDF
Things to Think About Before Adopting - PDF

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Adoptables

Mishka

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Adult

My name is Mishka. In Russian, Mishka means cute and cuddly little bear, and my humans tell me I am just that! I wiggle my butt and nose dive into the arms of anyone that comes through the door. I love snuggling, romping around the yard and sunbathing as often as possible. I am completely house and crate trained, don’t jump on furniture, and know many commands. My humans say I am wonderful on a leash! I walk right by their side and have been working on ignoring the squirrels that try to bait me.

I have a lot of pizzazz and like playing with my foster brother during the day and snuggling with him on a shared doggie bed at night. I also enjoy watching TV in the evenings. Whenever my humans turn on Planet Earth, I make sure I have front row viewing and tilt my head back and forth to make sure I can hear all the strange animal sounds. I have enjoyed the kids that I have met so far and sit nice for them so they can pet me. I am looking for a forever with humans that are active, but also like to hunker down and snuggle in the evenings.


If you are interested in adopting Mishka, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Mishka

Chet

Not good with kids.
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Breed
Rottweiler (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
X-Large

Chet is as sweet as they come. This gorgeous, 2 year old purebred Rottweiler came to Ring Dog Rescue after he was surrendered to a local shelter. His family was no longer able to care for him. He is a happy and friendly boy, and his foster family is helping him to learn basic obedience and better manners.  He is crate trained and appears to be house trained (no accidents yet!) He wants to meet any dog he sees, but is a big goofy 100+ lbs Rottie and he will need like sized playmates. Chet's future family will nee to have large dog experienced and be ready to continue his training. He is a very active dog, so will need a fenced yard and owners who want to take this big boy on a couple walks a day. Due to his clumsy nature no small children please.

If you are interested in adopting Chet, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Chet

Sabrina

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Sabrina is a teenager, not the least bit witchy. Just a pup herself, she recently weaned a litter of babies in a not so great environment and she's ready to find a comfy forever home.

Sabrina is around a year old, weighs 50 pounds and is a friendly, active pit bull mix. She has not previously had much training, so she is catching up. Sabrina is very smart and is crate trained and housebroken. Currently, she's crated when unsupervised and she still gets into things now and then, but she will outgrow that. 

Sabrina is spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. She is heartworm, lyme and ehrlichia negative and on current preventatives. She had a minor skin infection, but that has cleared up and her beautiful red fur is filling in nicely.

Sabrina lives with multiple other dogs and gets along very well, but she is a bit intent on chasing cats, so it's probably best if her home does not have any. She has lived with small children and does fine with them. In fact, she would probably love a home with kids to snuggle on the couch. She's a real velcro pup.



If you are interested in adopting Sabrina, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Sabrina

Bertie

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Young
Size
Medium

Bertie is a fun young girl who has travelled a great distance to find you. At 8 months of age, Bertie has survived a hurricane, travelled 1300 miles, had her broken leg repaired, learned to be crate trained, and to play with other dogs. Bertie would love an energetic home, someone to run with, or who likes to play in the yard. Bertie would really like to continue her training and maybe even have a try at agility. Are you the active person who has been looking for an adventure partner? Look no further, Bertie is your girl! 

If you are interested in adopting Bertie, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Bertie

Sylvia

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Large

Meet Sylvia.

This sweet girl is good with the other dogs and cats she has met. Sylvia knows how to sit and lay down, and is very food motivated. Sylvia is a medium to low energy girl , once she goes on her walk she is perfectly happy to get in some snuggle time. Sylvia loves the kids she has met, and is very social in public. Sylvia will need to be adopted to a home that already has a social dog. Sylvia would prefer a guardian who works from home. Is this you?  Sylvia may be a great match for you and your family. 


If you are interested in adopting Sylvia, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Sylvia

Rocky

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Meet ROCKY! This handsome boy is sure to make you smile every day with his silliness, his wiggle butt and his soulful, warm eyes! He just turned 4 so he’s in the prime of his life! He’s housebroken, listens well and has good house manners except for the occasional counter surf! He has lived with other dogs and prefers non-confrontational dogs for his friends. He has lived with kids from toddler to teenager, but because he’s a solid boy and still acts like a puppy at times older kids would probably best. He loves showing off and will often dance around and jump for treats. He does prefer a cat free home. His favorite things are rolling up in blankets, car rides, belly rubs, giving kisses, long walks and just being close to you. Oh and toys, he loves playing with toys, especially ones that squeak! This sweet, funny boy is ready for a new beginning with a loving family to call his own!

If you are interested in adopting Rocky, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Rocky

Boofus

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Large

Sweet Boofus is a 3 year big boy lab X. He is about 75lbs. Boofus has had a really rough go at life until Ring Dog Rescue brought him in.  Prior to rescue he has spent his entire life tied to a tree in a small pen. Once Boofus joined us he had to go through heartworm treatment. Boofus recently finished his treatment and his crate rest. So now Boofus is trying really hard to learn leash manners and basic obedience. He is slowly being introduced to his four legged house mates and is doing well playing with his female pit bull friend. He doesn't read doggie language very well so his friend Lana is helping out and showing him the way. Boofus still has a way to go to get him use to being a companion and learn how Awesome it can be to be a inside dog. Boofus will need a patient and active family.   

If you are interested in adopting Boofus, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Boofus

Adoptables

Marge

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Breed
Hound (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Marge is a beautifully shy hound dog that was rescued after her "owner" (that didn't even give her a name) dumped her at the shelter when he was done breeding her.  She has been with her foster family for several months as she was heartworm positive and had to undergo treatment.  Marge LOVES eating and hanging out in her crate, other dogs, and taking her morning walks.  She is still very shy and unsure with people, but she wants to trust and she will eventually get there.  Marge needs someone that will be gentle, patient, and not have any expectations of her.  In turn she is low maintenance and a companion to other dogs.  Marge simply needs a chance to know and experience love.

If you are interested in adopting Marge, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Marge

Rosie

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Breed
Hound (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Rosie had a rough time before she found her way to Ring Dog Rescue.  She was adopted from a rural shelter where she got away from her adopter on the first day she was adopted and spent the next 9 months on the lam!  She was finally caught and brought back to the shelter where an RDR volunteer could not bear to leave her there.  Rosie has adjusted fabulously to living life on the inside!  She loves the couch (can you tell?), her crate, and her foster family (human and canine).  She is housebroken and a very quiet girl.  She would do best in a calm quiet home that will allow her to bloom into her full potential without a specific timeline and a lot of expectations.  In return she promises to love you unconditionally...a win win!

If you are interested in Rosie, complete an application today!

Adopt Rosie