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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Pit Bull Terrier

Meet Aries! Aries is a spunky 9 month old and the perfect blend of active and chill. He walks like a dream on leash and is currently working on some additional manners and being a star student! Aries is a playful guy who has done well with most medium to large sized dogs. Being a young pup still, he can be a little rambunctious and would do best in a home with a dog that matches his play style. Aries has never met a stranger, so schedule a meet and greet today!

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

Adopt Aries


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Pit Bull Terrier

This pup is an all around great guy.

He loves everyone and everything he comes in contact with. He loves to be close to his humans. He is great with kids however he will knock over the tiny humans with his excitement. He has even made the grumpiest of our fosters play with him. He gets along with all dogs he has met. Bonus he also Likes to hang out with all of the farm animals (chickens, goats, piggy pals). 


Because we live in the middle of nowhere we don’t go for a lot of walks so he may need some training in that department. Honestly I think he will be great on the leash. We are working on going on short car rides because he does suffer with some car sickness.


He is crate trained and we are working hard on the potty training. Potty training with this fella was rough but we are getting through it with lots of treats and positive reinforcement. He is Very food motivated. He Loves food so much he needs a slow feeder bowl for his meals. He loves to play and goof around but also enjoys a snuggle on the couch. 

If you are looking for a go with the flow no matter what pup that loves to play but also knows how to cuddle on the couch and Netflix and chill... this is your guy!!

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

Adopt Squiggy


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Pit Bull Terrier

Caroline is a beautiful blue brindle 2-3 year old girl looking for a new home!

She is a rockstar in the crate and eager to learn new commands, her leash skills have significantly improved, and she has slowly decompressed  from the stressful shelter environment. She lives to please and to be loved!

Caroline is obsessed with toys and will not share or give them away unless you have the good treats in the pocket. Due to this she will need a person who knows the do’s and don’ts and is willing to work with her. She ignores dogs on walks and the dogs in her foster home.  She stays calm in her crate when they are out and ignores them when they are in the crate and she is out.

This beauty does need an experienced dog owner, and her ideal home would include no other animals or children (sounds like my ideal home too )!  I promise this great girl has enough love, smarts, snuggles, and adventures you can enjoy with her as your one and only!

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

Adopt Caroline


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Pit Bull Terrier

This is Ernest, one of the happiest, never look back, live for the day like it’s the first and the last all rolled into one dogs you will ever meet! He has been in foster care for quite some time and is finally ready for a home all his own so he can be someone’s number one man!  He is looking for a home that is active, this is important, he is not a 'sit at home on the sofa all day' kinda boy. He loves a good hike or romp in the river, both at the same time if he has any input on the matter. His family would preferably own stock in a chew bone factory. This is not a requirement, but he reeeeeally loves his Nylabones and Benebones. He will actually hang out, sort of still for a while, happy as a lark.  Other favorite things include belly rubs. Ernie tries really hard to chew on his bone and get belly rubs at the same time which takes some talent! He must spend at least 1/3 his life on his back hoping to convince someone to touch that belly!  It doesn’t matter if he knows you or if you are a complete stranger that he has run across during a walk or an outing of some sort. Ernest knows basic commands. Even if he gets a little enthusiastic with life and wiggles like there is no tomorrow, he will do everything in his power to make you happy... or for a treat.  But a treat means you are happy right? He knows how to sit and wait for his food until you tell him it's time, is crate trained and house broken. He will need someone that is willing to continue working with him to solidify his obedience and behavioral skills. He loves going out, on walks and riding in the car. Ernie has not been around cats or small dogs in his foster home and for the sake of setting up everyone for success we will not let him go to a home with either at this time. His foster home has been working on his leash skills but due to his prior medical issues which caused him to be on activity restrictions for a long period of time he gets easily excited when he sees people and other dogs.  Ernie likes the other dogs he has met, but needs introductions and a walk first. Patience, exercise, structure and understanding are what Ernie needs to thrive. He would be perfectly happy in a home without other animals or as a second dog to one that fits his energy level. 

If you are interested in being Ernest’s hero, his one and only, or have more questions, please contact Ring Dog Rescue. We are excited to have him continue his life with his own person or people.

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

Adopt Ernest