Adopt a Pit Bull

Thank you for your interest in a rescued pit bull! 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

Paxton

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Bull Terrier
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Large

Paxton is a snuggly and goofy, yet very smart, boy whose favorite past times are lounging, eating and playing with his foster parents. He was recently pulled from a local shelter and was an owner surrender so he came pre-packaged with obedience skills and is already housebroken. At this point we've discovered that he knows 'sit', 'down', 'stay', 'off', 'wait', and 'crate'. Speaking of the crate, he is very content to be in there and sometimes covers himself up with the blanket. While Paxton is co-existing and mingling beautifully with his 4 foster sisters and 1 brother, he doesn't really seem to know anything about how to play with them. One foster sister, who adjusts her play style with each dog, is starting to intrigue him so there seems to be hope of dog frolicking in his future!

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

Adopt Paxton

Boofus

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Large

Boofus is a 5 year old lab mix that weighs about 75lbs. Boofus had a really rough start to life and lived a lonely neglected life tied to a tree in a small pen. He was never loved, never ran free, never knew a warm bed, never saw a vet. Thankfully he was given the opportunity to leave that horrible life behind and was welcomed into a fantastic foster home that has been teaching him how to be a normal dog with love and stability. Boofus has been adjusting well to his new life and has been learning a lot of new things. He enjoys other dogs and will happily play with them but he can be a little too large and enthusiastic for some dogs. Poor guy is trying and sometimes embarrasses himself in front of his canine pals haha! Boofus has been working on his leash manners and basic obedience and has made progress but will need some more fine tuning to learn to walk politely while on a walk. He is looking for a home with a family that will continue to show him love and stability and will enjoy playing and walking with this dorky charming sweetheart.

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

Adopt Boofus

Diego

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed
Gender
Male
Age
Adult

Diego is a beautiful and spunky 2 year old boy who enjoys spending time outdoors. He loves going on morning walks and/or jogs and playing fetch in the backyard! Diego is an active dog and would do well in a home with a family that would enjoy exercising and playing with him. He has lived with both a large and small dog and gets along well with the dogs he has met. 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. Whoever adopts Diego will be lucky to have such a cutie pie love bug to play and snuggle with!

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

Adopt Diego

Katy

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Meet Katy!  She is a beautiful young girl that is smart, obedient and has such a happy disposition! She loves people and is sugar sweet and full of cuddles. She even lives with an 8 year old boy and absolutely adores him! Katy currently lives with an older but playful large male dog and they are BFFS. They regularly enjoy running and playing with each other. Katy loves walks and get be overly excited and vocal when she sees other dogs on her walks or through the fence. She has no ill will she is just SO excited! Katy has been doing some training and has shown improvement but because of her initial reaction to new dogs she takes a little longer to make pup pals.  In her crate and in the car Katy is very well behaved!  She does show interest in jumping a 4 foot fence, so a 6 foot fence would be best for her.  If your looking for a super fun and oh so adorable smarty pants than Katy is your girl!

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

Adopt Katy

Jelly Donut

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Age
Adult

Jelly Donut is as sweet as her name! She lives for silliness, snuggles, and kisses. Jelly is a very well behaved girl that has wonderful crate and house manners and is gentle despite her larger size (60lbs). Jelly currently lives with several dogs and has done well with all of them but does best with the dogs that are closer in size to her. So, she is looking for a forever home that has canine friends that are not smaller than 30 lbs. She adores her people and loves to keep her foster parent company around the house. Jelly is a great dog for almost any home! Even though she is a medium to low energy girl she could go into a home with someone who wanted a walking or running buddy but also she could go into a home with someone who just wanted a movie-watching partner! Jelly is a champion snuggler and will literally cuddle for hours! She is so flexible and is up for anything or nothing at all! Jelly walks well on her prong collar but would need some work with her leash manners if her new family didn’t want to use it.


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

Adopt Jelly Donut

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

HI! I’m Bee! I’m ready for this thing the humans call a “forever home”. My foster parents tell me I’m the cutest, sweetest, goofiest girl and I agree. What more could you want? Some of my favorite hobbies include snuggling, chewing on Nylabones, adventuring outside and looking at those tree cats with fluffy tails that the humans won’t let me chase. I live with dogs and like them, but I can be a bit bossy and they don’t always appreciate that. My ideal dog friends are those laid back, submissive types. I really love humans once I get to know them! I need to know I can trust you and then I will wiggle non-stop and be your best friend. I hope to find an active home that also loves Hulu and commitment. I am crate trained, house trained and know basic commands. I will also do anything for food and am a quick learner! Will you be my forever home?

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

Adopt Queen Bee

Abby

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed
Gender
Female
Age
Senior

Abby is an 8 year old spayed female. She is fully housebroken and knows sit! Did I mention she’s good in a crate?

When Abby first came to us, she wasn’t too fond of her new kitty friends but with a slow introduction she fits right in the house with them, without concern.

All it takes to make Abby happy is a soft, warm comfy place to take a nap, if she gets to lay with you, it’s even better. She is quite the snuggler

For the most part, she does well with other dogs. She isn’t a huge fan of other dogs who growl and are mean to her as she has some words for them too. If they are easy going, so is she.

Abby would be the perfect addition to almost any home that is lucky enough to adopt her.



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

Adopt Abby

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

Parker

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

Meet Parker! He is a dapper goofball who is 3-5 years old that’s looking for a home to call his own! He is such a loving boy who really enjoys going on daily walks, playing with his doggie friends, meeting new people, and snoozing on the sofa. Parker has done great with every dog that he has met so far and really enjoys the company of his pup pals... but more than anything, Parker LOVES snuggling! Parker has been working on his doggy manners and has been doing well. Parker can jump a 6ft fence so his new family will need to be aware of that and keep him leashed while he is outside. He doesn’t love his crate but will tolerate it if he uses his special crate (that he will take with him into his forever home). Parker has an amazingly happy and playful personality and he makes his foster parents laugh on a daily basis. His foster family reports that he is an incredible dog that they absolutely adore! Anyone would be lucky to be able to add him to their family!

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

Adopt Parker