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

  • $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

Cosmo

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

Cosmo is a happy-go-lucky little fella that is a real sweetheart! He is about 1 year old, and is a petite 40-45 pounds. Cosmo is a medium energy dog that gives the sweetest kisses, walks perfectly on the leash, and is great in the car. Cosmo is a versatile dog that does well out in public settings meeting all kinds of people and dogs. He has enjoyed the company of many doggy friends and loves to play. At home he is well behaved in his crate and enjoys cuddling up on a dog bed with his favorite chew toys. Cosmo is house broken but because of his young age he would need someone to let him out mid workday so he doesn't have to hold it for too long. He is working on his basic obedience and is learning quickly. Cosmo seems to like cats. He does not react to them on walks and has politely sniffed the "lobby cat" at the vets office. We haven't had him around many kids but with the few that he has met he has been a total gentleman. If Cosmo sounds like your man please fill out an application below!

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

Adopt Cosmo

Rocky

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

Meet Rocky!  He is 3 ½ years old. Rocky has been good with the kids he has met and spent time with, and loves to snuggle!  Rocky is very sweet, affectionate and loves to go for walks. Rocky is playful, and good with the dogs he has meet, upon proper introduction. As long as he gets his daily exercise, Rocky is good. Rocky is housebroken and ready to become a part of your family!  Are you ready to open your heart and home to this cutie?!

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

Adopt Rocky

Gwen

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

Meet Gwen!  At 4 years old, she has grown out of any puppy tendencies and has a lot of life ahead. She is about as easy-going as they come: after many months in the shelter we expected her to have a hard time adjusting to a foster home, but Gwen just strolled right in and plopped down on the couch and it was like she had been here her entire life. She has yet to have an accident inside. Even though she would prefer to be on the bed, she sleeps happily in her crate at night. Gwen spends most of her time napping, but can be playful and energetic too. Gwen's favorite toy is a tennis ball, she loves to go for walks and has become quite a skilled swimmer. Soon after coming into foster care, Gwen had hip surgery to fix a broken bone. She handled the surgery and recovery like a rockstar and is back to her normal activity level. Gwen lives in foster care with 3 other dogs.  She really is the perfect combination of couch-potato and fun-loving ball dog, and will make an awesome addition.   



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

Adopt Gwen

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 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

Corbin

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Breed
Rottweiler (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Senior
Size
X-Large

Hi, my name is Corbin.  I am about 9 years old and pretty chill. I love to watch TV, although I don't care for scary movies.  Foster Mom says I have the "Rottie lean," not sure what she means by that, I just want to be near my human.  I don't get on the furniture since I'm a relatively big boy, I don't think 90 pounds is big, but hey... I aim to please.  Belly rubs are my FAVORITE past time! I really like my food too, so I like to eat alone, to cherish every little morsel. I am house and crate trained and like most dogs, if they aren't too obnoxious. Who likes obnoxious anyway? I do pull on the lease a bit, but we're working on that. What can I say, I'm not TOTALLY perfect, but I'm darn close!

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

Adopt Corbin

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

Camille

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

Do you love dogs who sit in front of you and wag their tails non-stop? Then Camille is the dog for you! Camille is a playful, active dog in search of an owner who will give her plenty of fun activities and things to do. She has a lot of energy and gets the cutest zoomies when you let her outside. She loves to go on long walks, but is easily distracted by squirrels and birds, so she is learning her leash manners. At the end of the day, she will be very happy to calmly settle in on ber dog bed. She is loving and affectionate and meets new people very nicely, but would prefer a home with older or no kids since loud noises startle her. Camille would benefit from a confident owner who will take charge and work with her on building confidence. She is treat-motivated and enjoys learning new obedience cues and tricks.



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

Adopt Camille

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