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

Roman

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

HI! My name is Roman! I am approximately 2yrs.old and weigh about 55 lbs. One of our volunteers found this sweet boy roaming the streets of Petersburg, VA as a stray. Roman is a total love bug! This boy has a huge heart! He is very social and loves everyone he meets! Very affectionate and loves the company of other dogs! Medium to high energy. He can be all out playful and calm right on down just as quick. He is totally house trained and crate trained and neutered. This boy needs a forever home of his own! Roman would do well in most all homes! Sweet natured, affectionate, playful and minds well.


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

Adopt Roman

Cletus

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male


Are you looking for a mature, quiet, tidy gentleman? Someone who understands the importance of a good nap and quality snuggles? Well look no further because my name is Cletus and I am the perfect package! I am estimated to be around 9 years old...aged like a fine wine. I enjoy long strolls, sunsets on the beach and the company of two legged as well as four legged friends, that does include cats. My hobbies are pillow fluffing, playing with toys, taste testing treats and saving a spot on the couch just for you!
 

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

Adopt Cletus

Annabella

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

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 and a 60 lb male dog. She has a rough and silly play style. While she would get along with another dog in the home it would not be necessary as she loves the companionship of a human above all else. 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. 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. She gets a bath with medicated shampoo about once a week as her skin continues to heal. Annabella is housebroken and crate trained. 


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

Adopt Annabella

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

Bugsy Malone

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Breed
Beagle
Gender
Male

8+ years
Neutered male
Beagle
30ish pounds

Meet Bugsy Malone! This little guy is sooo sweet! He loves everyone he meets. All the dogs he's met like him, even the "mean" ones. He and the resident cat are friends, when the cat allows. He will eat 24/7 if he can (me too!). He may be going deaf and his sight may be failing, but don't let that deter you! He comes on sign command, he stays off the furniture and out of the trash. He is crate trained and now house broken!  He can make it through the night without accident. He lets you know if he needs to go out during the day but it's pretty frequent ... every 2 to 3 hours. He loves the woods, but not water..he's fine with a bath, but would rather not if he can get out of it! Bugsy is so gentle and would be good with a gentle child. He loves to be with someone or some-dog full time. If you are interested in a fun loving dog that has a unusual zest of life and adventure then Bugsy is your man!

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

Adopt Bugsy Malone