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

Queen Bee

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

“Bee” is an adventurous young gal looking for her happily ever after! She loves to be with her humans, especially when it involves hiking, swimming or squirrel watching. Bee is best suited for an active home that will give her the exercise and playtime she needs. When she is not adventuring or patrolling the yard for chipmunks, Bee loves to snuggle on the couch with a good rom com or crime show. Like most queens, she is selective about her dog friends and does best with submissive, easy going dogs. It takes Bee a bit to warm up to new people, but once she does her goofy and loving personality blossoms! Bee would prefer a yard of her own to run around and smell the roses in. She would also prefer a house that will provide her favorite peanut butter stuffed kongs on a silver platter like a Queen deserves. She knows basic commands and is crate and house trained. If you want endless kisses, constant happy dances and a loyal adventure companion then this is your girl!

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

Adopt Queen Bee

Sunny

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

Sunny Pickles is a real charmer! She is a brave adventurer and wants to be where her people are, whether that be hiking on trials or swimming in a lake! Sunny's favorite thing to do is swim, and boy is she good at it. Sunny is an energic pup who loves to learn and is eager to please. She knows commands such as sit, down, wait, stay, and rollover, and she will do anything for peanut butter. Sunny is still a puppy so she needs a lot of exercise and a break from the crate in the middle of the day. She would love a fenced yard of her own to run around and play fetch in, but she is just as happy going on walks. Sunny is crate trained and house broken with bells on the door, but she is a puppy so she may need a little time to adjust to the routine of her new home. If Sunny is in a home with other dogs she may need reminders to play gently and should be supervised when with dogs. 

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

Adopt Sunny

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

Elmer

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Breed
Beagle (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Senior
Size
Small

Elmer is a happy little guy.  He is approximately 10 years old and 30 pounds.  But don’t let his age fool you...he loves dogs, walks, and snuggling on the couch.  This sweet guy has a great personality and a lot of love to give!  He recently had a dental and is on very affordable medication to manage his occasional seizures.  Elmer would do best in a home where someone is almost always home as he does have some separation anxiety, but if you will take a chance on this guy I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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

Adopt Elmer

Shiloh

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Breed
Beagle / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Small

Shiloh is an petite guy who hopes to land himself in a home with lots of attention and snuggles. Shiloh does prefer a quiet home, and would like to either be the only dog or be with a companion dog roughly his size. While he thinks children are neat, older kids are a much better fit as noise scares him. Shiloh walks well on leash and although he had a severe break to his leg, his orthopedic surgeon said he is now all healed and ready for more activity, although he is perfectly content just chilling with his people. Shiloh is housebroken and crate trained too.

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

Adopt Shiloh

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