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

Loosey Goosey

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Breed
Mastiff / Hound / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Young
Size
Large

Loosey-Goosey is about as happy and sweet as a big ‘ole puppy can be! Goosey is a 7 month old Mastiff mix that is currently 60 pounds and growing...she is going to be a big girl! She lives with a large pack of dogs, big and small, and gets along with all of them. Her favorite doggie friend is a fellow 8 month old puppy that matches Goosey’s playful puppy energy... and BOY does Goosey like to play! Goosey is a typical pup and is still learning the ropes on house manners and training. Even though she acts like a big clumsy doofus she is a smart girl and is starting to grasp her basic training/obedience. She is crate trained but still needs some fine-tuning with her housebreaking and inappropriate chewing. Loosey-Goosey would do well in a home that would be able to properly exercise and socialize her, has another playful dog/dogs, and is ready for all the fun and shenanigans that come with having a large breed puppy. Cats and kids are unknown but we will be testing her shortly.

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

Adopt Loosey Goosey

Gibson

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

Meet Gibson aka Gibby! This precious little fella is only about 38lbs, a beautiful reverse blue brindle, and is approximately 1-2 years old. Don’t let his petite stature fool you, Gibby is packed full of charm and personality! He is a super sweet, medium energy, well-mannered dog that gets along with the dogs he has met, of all different sizes. Gibby is always up for nice stroll around the neighborhood, a playful romp with his canine companions, or just a good ole snuggle session on the sofa. Gibson is house and crate trained, walks well on a leash, and is a perfect gentleman in the car. He really is an all around great dog!

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

Adopt Gibson

Midge

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

Ready to meet your sidekick? Midge is a sweetheart who enjoys the spice in life! She gives the gentlest kisses, and just yearns to chew a rope while laying by your side. While she has an energetic streak, just a few walks and games of fetch help her to wind down for naps on the couch. With the help of a Gentle Leader, she is an angel on a leash. She is crate trained, perfecting her housebreaking, and knows a few fun tricks, like Sit, Shake, and High-Five! Because she is a little jumpy still, we don't recommend her to a home with small children. However, she does well with dogs with proper introductions - all this girl wants to do is play, and she would love a playmate who can help her learn some boundaries. This happy spunky pup would be the bean to anybody's burrito.

Midge would also prefer a home with a fenced in yard for playing fetch.

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

Adopt Midge

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

Brieanna

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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 women 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 Brieanna

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