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

Nessie

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

Nessie is an exceptional pup at such a young age. She is calm enough to go to the office, but fun and active on hikes and doggy play dates. She loves dogs of all sizes and tolerates cats. This girl enjoys learning and trains easily with treats. She already knows sit, down, shake, and touch. She is crate trained, walks calmly on leash, and has a reliable recall as long as its not bath time. Who wants to adopt this future Rally Obedience Champ? We would love to see her in a home with someone willing to grow her skills (Agility? Therapy work?) Nessie is going places! 

If you are interested in adopting ['name'], please fill out an application today!

Adopt Nessie

Diego

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed
Gender
Male
Age
Adult

 
Diego is a spunky 2 year old boy who enjoys spending time outdoors. He's full of energy and loves going on morning walks and playing fetch in the backyard. Diego would do well in an active environment. If you need a jogging partner, he's the number one to go to. He has lived with both a large and small dog and gets along well. He also does well with children. He's housebroken and knows a few commands such as "sit", "lay down", and "stay". When he's not running around outside he enjoys sitting in front of the tv with a squeaky toy. 

If you are interested in adopting ['name'], please fill out an application today!

Adopt Diego

Anteela

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

Anteela is a sweet, soft-like-a-bunny, adolescent young lady who sustained an unrepairable fracture, which necessitated her rear leg amputation.  Tripod Teela is fully healed however, and isn’t slowed one bit by her lost leg!  She loves chasing a ball and will be a decent retriever with a bit of training.  Teela is super smart, knows her basic commands, is beautifully crate trained, walks well on the leash, and is house trained.  She can occasionally be shy with new people and rambunctious dogs, but warms up quickly and ultimately loves everyone.  Teela is playful but also fairly calm for a youngster her age.  She enjoys snuggling with her human(s) and would love to have siblings to play with in a fenced yard.  If you'd like to see more of Teela, check her out on Instagram under #AnteelaEverAfter.


If you are interested in adopting ['name'], please fill out an application today!

Adopt Anteela

Bert

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

Bert is stunning boy who’s about 8-10 months old. He is a soft, snuggly, and playful guy with all the best puppy qualities! When he has energy, he is a professional tennis ball fetcher, and when he is worn out from running around, he curls up beside you on the couch and snores while he snoozes. Bert is a fast learner when it comes to commands like "sit", "stay" etc. and is working on “down”. He does well with other dogs and his favorite canine friends are the ones who want to play and tussle with him. Indoors his manners are wonderful as he is crate trained and knows his “room” is for eating and sleeping, though he's much happier snuggling with family on the sofa! He loves having his face petted while he snuggles which is nice for everyone as his fur is made of pure velvet. Bert LOVES going on walks to see the world and has excellent leash skills and likes to talk to people he sees.  He would be a great addition to any home and is looking forward to his forever!

If you are interested in adopting ['name'], please fill out an application today!

Adopt Bert

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

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

Rambler

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Breed
Pointer / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Young
Size
Large

Rambler is a fun loving guy. He will travel the roads with you, hike, play, or snuggle up. This young handsome man is everything and a bag of chips. Rambler is a curious young lad, he is looking for an active adventurous home who is interested in continuing his training and one that would like to have a friend for life. Rambler requires a single family home (no apartments or townhomes) with a 6 ft fence (or strict leash walking). Rambler is cat, small dog, and large dog friendly. Rambler like any other being is not perfect and does not crate well, but with consistency and patience has and can overcome. Rambler must have a second active, playful dog in the home. Rambler is a lover are you ready for love?  


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

Adopt Rambler

Parker

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Coonhound / Mixed
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Parker is a fun-loving young man looking for a home to call his own. He loves going on walks where he gets to meet new people and dogs, and especially loves children. This energetic pup loves playtime, but will gladly entertain himself with toys if you are busy, especially with stuffed animal toys! Parker is a goofy boy still working on his doggy manners, but has a good grasp on “stay” and knows how to walk on a leash. Parker gets along well with large and small dogs as well as unfamiliar people, but prefers a home without cats.

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

Adopt Parker

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

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