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

Spaulding

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Cattle Dog
Gender
Male

If you’re looking for an energetic, beefcake-kinda pup, then look no further than Spaulding!  At 13 weeks Spaulding is looking for an active home, preferably with another dog for his playmate. 

Spaulding does well in his crate – give him a toy, and he’ll entertain himself.  He does get excited, and a bit vocal, when his foster mom comes home, but once he’s out, he quiets down quickly.  He’s diligently working on his potty training but, at times, he doesn’t quite make it.

As with any puppy, Spaulding is learning lots of exciting things.  He walks very well on a leash. He’s learning to sit for meals and treats, too.  And, if you have a wheelbarrow, he’ll gladly hitch a ride.  Because he is young and until now not able to go on adventures, he hasn’t travelled much, but the few times he has gone for a ride, he did well.

Spaulding has so much to offer an active family.  He is a charmer, guaranteed to steal your heart (and, perhaps, a shoe).


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

Adopt Spaulding

Annabella

Not good with dogs.
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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Large

Sweet Annabella is a mostly furry, extremely loveable couch potato. She has been with her foster mom for the past 6 months recovering from Demodectic mange and getting more beautiful every day. She has been a perfectly polite and trainable dog. She is very food motivated which makes training a breeze. Annabella knows commands like sit, shake, and down. She also gets along great with the cat in the home. She does great with kids who are a little older, she does not typically jump on anyone but sometimes she doesn’t realize how big she is, and in all honesty if she could sit on your lap all day she would. She is not the most athletic dog, but walks great on leash. Annabella is not an adventurous dog and prefers short neighborhood walks as going to new places can be very over-whelming for her. Her short burst of energy and excitement are short lived and she settles down great. She meets new humans in a polite and sweet manner but has not had much experience meeting new dogs and would do best in a home as the only dog. She gets a bath with medicated shampoo about once a week as her skin continues to heal. Annabella is housebroken and crate trained. Annabella would prefer a quite neighborhood over city life.


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

Adopt Annabella

Coco

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

CoCo is a gorgeous 3 year old squatty girl! She is a scrumptious roly poly of delight and is crate trained, house broken, knows sit and down, and has been doing great learning how to walk politely on leash! CoCo is currently living with a submissive older/calm male dog, and is very happy with him as her buddy. If CoCo is placed into a home with another dog we’ll want to do a couple meet and greets to adjust, due to the last year of isolation we have all been through, CoCo has only been socializing with her house mate. CoCo is no cats and no kids. Since CoCo has been making great progress in training her new family will get 2 training sessions with her trainer to ensure she continues to have a happy and whole life!

CoCo is great with her foster family and is a very affectionate dog! If you’re looking for a companion that wants nothing more than to please you and earn your cuddles then she may just be the perfect pup for you.  She is truly a special and unique gem of a dog!

CoCo will only be adopted within the Greater Richmond, VA area.


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

Adopt Coco