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.

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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

  • Pit Bull Type Dogs $150.00*
  • Rottweilers $150.00*
  • English Bull dogs $300.00

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

Charles

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Young
Size
Large

Charles is a beautiful little guy. We say little but for his age he is bit giant. Charles is learning his social skills from his 2 human foster sisters and his 3 canine foster sisters. Charles is a good pup, learning his crate training skills, and learning to go potty outside.  Charles has the potential to be a large or extra large guy when full grown.

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

Adopt Charles

Biko

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Biko is an impossibly happy young man, despite everything that he has been through so far in his year and a half on the planet.  Biko is GREAT with every dog he's met AND every person he's met. His youthful exuberance may mean that he wouldn't be best in a home with small children, as he is still learning not to jump on people when he is excited. His leash manners are good and getting better every day. He's fully crate trained and will happily hang out in there all day while you are at work, and he sleeps like a log, preferably on a dog bed in your room. He's got "sit" nailed, he's 99% house trained, and he's working on many other commands...he's still young, so sometimes it's hard to pay attention! 

My favorite thing about Biko is his energy and agility. He LOVES to run in a fenced back yard, and he's simply gorgeous, Biko often makes up his own obstacle courses between our garden boxes. He's learning how to catch and return a frisbee, and I think that, that is going to prove to be an incredible way for him to focus that youthful exuberance constructively. 

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

Adopt Biko

Georgie Girl

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

Georgia is always on our minds.

Georgia aka Georgie Girl-

The amount of love and joy she's brought into our home is immeasurable! Since she was rescued in October she has faced everyday with a gratitude we could all learn from. She loves being outside but is adaptable to whatever her family wants to do. She is equally happy on a long walk as she is lounging, going from athlete to couch potato. Georgia is  solidly working on her walking and outdoor manners and making great strides! She does really well with routine and even looks forward to bedtime and “brushing her teeth”, or her nightly dental chew.

She adores Penny, her smaller foster sister dog, as well as her foster cat siblings. She doesn't like to be alone and does best crated if foster mom and dad take Penny out without her. She plays well with children she has met.

Georgia's favorite things in the world are blankets, which she carries around the house with her. She also loves a good chew toy. 

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

Adopt Georgie Girl

Hugo

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

Hugo is a fun loving puppy looking for an active family to run and play with. This little dude knows sit, is crate trained, and almost house broken. Hugo is great with his foster siblings. If you are looking for a energetic bundle of love, look no further.

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

Adopt Hugo

Midge

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

Meet the beautiful, goofy, and total sweetheart, Midge! If her chestnut eye hasn't caught you, I'm sure her hazel one has. This beautiful girl is quite the package. Midge is a very loving, attentive, happy girl who is full of life. If she isn't prancing around the house or chewing on her favorite bone, she will be found laying with her human or she will be stretched out on her own dog bed. Midge is eager to learn and does so very quickly with consistence practice with her human. She is crate trained, house broken, and knows basic commands. Though she will need help with her leash manners in new environments, she does very well where she is comfortable. Midge does very well with familiar dog friends, but does need some patience from her humans in allowing her to become completely comfortable with others. She currently lives happily with 3 foster siblings and does very well. Midge does not do well with cats. If you're looking for a sweet, fun loving dog, look no further!

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

Adopt Midge

Brie

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

Bri is a special girl, petite, energetic, food and toy motivated, crate trained and housebroken. She sounds like the perfect package, but she did have a hard start to life, she is now in a much better place, but does take sometime to adjust. Brie would prefer a home that is active and wants to play ball, go on hikes and walks. Brie prefers a gentle and less stressful calm environment and is not a good match for young children. Brie does very well with the cats she has met and the two in her foster home. While Brie is doing great with dogs out on her Canine Adventure Walks, she prefers a home with either a smaller dog, or one that will not want to challenge her and likes to do their own thing. Brie is really a great girl and is looking for a great home.

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

Adopt Brie

Joby

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Large

Joby is a perfect gentleman, sweet, well mannered and loyal. Joby is a happy and healthy 56 pound boy who loves attention and lots of cuddles. He enjoys the company of the dogs in his foster home, and humans, and has been very gentle with young children. Joby is just as happy playing in the yard with his dog friends as he is laying on the end of the couch at your feet while you read a book. One look into his eyes will melt your heart.

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

Adopt Joby

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

Georgia

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

Georgia was rescued from a rural shelter along with her single puppy.  This beauty is stunning.  She is housebroken and crate trained and has adjusted well to her new life.  She could work on her leash skills, but is eager to please, so I have no doubt she will pick that up quickly.  This girl is a whole lot of dog and would do best in a home as an only dog, but don't let that stop you from considering her...she will be all the dog you'll ever need if you'll give her a chance.



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

Adopt Georgia

Roxie

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

This little spit fire was happy to meet us!  She was saved from a rural shelter literally at the 11th hour and is certainly grateful for her second chance!  She enjoyed her walk, but could use some work on the leash.  However, she is housebroken and crate trained, and super smart.  This pretty girl needs to be an only dog, but don't let that deter you...she is certainly all the dog you'll ever need.  Could you be the lucky one to share your life with this beauty?



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

Adopt Roxie