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

T-Bone

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Meet T-Bone! While this boy isn't a good fit for the multi-pet household, he's quite a catch for the one dog - one love type of person! T-Bone is 5 years old, fully housebroken, and goofy handsome. He has used his manners nicely here and has gone on a few walks with our volunteers, but he's a home body type of guy who doesn't like being far away from the shelter (that he currently thinks is his home) for very long. He really likes being close to his person. If a clingy friend is what you're seeking, please fill out an application!

If you are interested in adopting T-Bone, please fill out an application today!

Adopt T-Bone

Peanut

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Peanut butter jelly time is what we say around here. Meet Peanut!

Peanut loves snuggling her human foster brother. Peanut is mildly active in short spurts. She will not do well with chickens or little critters and she has her meals in her crate as food is very important to her and she does not like to share (with other dogs). Peanut is wonderful in her crate and potty trained. Her foster mom has been working on basic manners and leash walking. Peanut loves car rides and enjoys going out with her people. 

Peanut would make a great only dog, she however could with the right dog be a great companion. 

Peanut has a silly streak and is relatively low maintenance. As long as she is snuggling with someone she is over the moon happy.

***NO CATS

Adopt Peanut

Martin Short Stack

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Martin ShortStack is a pint-sized guy, but do not let his little body fool you! Martin is a strong-willed guy, he requires exercise (preferably running), and structure. Martin will do best as an only dog and no kitties please! Martin has quirks and will need a dedicated person to not just love and exercise him, but to keep him engaged and continue his training. Martin is a sweet guy and loves him some people, but food is his ultimate favorite thing so no little humans with sticky jelly hands for him. If you are looking for a running buddy, an adventurer who loves car rides, and a furry friend to be your one and only, then Martin is your man.

*no apartments or condos
*no cats
*no children
*no dogs


If you are interested in adopting Martin Short Stack, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Martin Short Stack