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

Rocky

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

Meet ROCKY! If you are looking for a handsome boy that will make you smile every day, this is your dog! He just turned 4 and he’s in the prime of his life! He’s housebroken, listens well and has good house manners. He has lived with other dogs and prefers non-confrontational dogs his size for his friends. He does have a best buddy in his foster home now. He has lived with kids from toddler to teenager, but prefers the latter because he loves to run, jump and play around with them and forgets his size sometimes. He also prefers a cat free home. His favorite things are rolling up in blankets, car rides, belly rubs, giving kisses, and full speed romps around the yard to show off his super speed! Oh and toys, he loves playing with toys! He can play on his own. 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

Willa

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Young

Hi! I'm Willa. I am a young girl looking for a lifetime of love and commitment. I am crate trained, and I am working on basic obedience. I am fun, I like going places, and I like the other dogs I have met and cats. Not to toot my own horn but I am also pretty cute, don't you think so? Well if I caught your eye and you think you wanna spend forever with me give these Ring Dog Rescue folks a Holler by filling out something called an application they said it's right down there, see it??? 

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

Adopt Willa

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

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 a 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 have been learning quite a few different 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 recently had puppies and recovered well. All my babies were healthy and I’ve got back my spunk! I am looking for a forever with humans that are decently active and have a lot of love to offer. 



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

Adopt Mishka

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