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

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Things to Think About Before Adopting - PDF

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Adoptables

Sunny Side Up

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Sunny Side up, aka Sunny, is living on the sunny side of life! After a questionable and seemingly bad past he has been enjoying every minute of the good life since being rescued. Sunny is on the smaller side (45lbs) and is roughly 2 years old. He lives with a large pack of dogs ranging in sizes and gets along well with all of his canine housemates. Sunny is so good at playing with his pals and appropriately plays with them, small and rough to large and calm. He is crate trained, house broken, and knows some basic commands. Sunny is more calm than most dogs his age but does best with a daily walk or some other form of exercise. He adores snuggling and will happily burrow himself in pillows for couch cuddles. Sunny does get excited when he sees other dogs on walks but has not reacted poorly. He still needs some help with his leash manners and to continue being socialized with other dogs so that his excitement does not turn into something other than that. Sunny is truly a gem of a dog and has been great with all children and adults he has met. His foster parents feel he has a ton of potential as a therapy dog or something similar and would love to see him go into a home with a family that will give him that opportunity! 

If you are interested in adopting Sunny Side Up, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Sunny Side Up

Ziggy

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Ziggy is a sweet and playful adolescent guy who loves all humans and snuggling/playing with them as much as possible. He has a medium energy temperament but still has a lot of puppy play that would be perfect for an assertive fur sibling who likes to romp.  Ziggy needs a family who is committed to reinforcing his obedience and leash walking skills, and who will help him finalize the last little bit of his house training.  At approximately 35lbs, Ziggy will stay pint-sized and is not expected to put on much more weight.  He is not suited for a home with cats but loves everyone else, including children.  If you need an all-round awesome hiking partner, couch warmer and doggy-playmate, Ziggy is your man! 



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

Adopt Ziggy

Quigley

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier

Que (aka Quigley) is a happy and fun 4 month old brindle pup who is looking for his forever home.  He was rescued after spending much of his life confined to a shed.  Due to his confinement, his legs weren’t able to develop correctly and he developed a condition that caused a deformity of his front legs.  Proper nutrition and exercise have resulted in an amazing improvement of his condition and he was recently seen by a veterinary specialitist who has no concerns for his continued improvement or long term problems.  He is now looking for a home where he can continue to thrive and enjoy life as an healthy happy dog.  Quigley has been in a foster home with 3 other dogs, a cat, and 2 older children.  He is playful and cuddly and he loves everyone!  He has learned how to sit beautifully and is working on crate training and house breaking.  

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

Adopt Quigley

Louie

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier

 
Louie is a sweet puppy with a goofy personality and gallop. He wants to snuggle at all times and finds a new way to make your heart melt every day. If you're looking for a cuddle bug, Louie is definitely your guy! He also loves kisses on his nose and will stare at you and nudge your face until he gets them. Since he is a puppy, he has a lot of energy and loves to go on walks and play. Another playful dog would make Louie really happy but he wouldn't mind being the only one receiving your affection. Louie does really well in his crate but may whine for a minute or two once you first walk away. "Sit" is a command he is really good at and he is working on other basic commands but will need continuous work on them given he is a puppy. For the most part, Louie is housebroken but is not always the best at giving queues as to when he has to go if he is not in his crate. Louie is easily trainable and is always looking up at you for guidance. Kitties: obsessed. Although not aggressive towards them, Louie really likes to chase them and seems to actually enjoy getting swatted by them. He has also done well with small children-loves to lick them in the face but with his puppy intensity may be too much for some. 


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

Adopt Louie

Ruby

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Ruby is a sweet middle-aged girl who is on the petite side an has a smile that wins hearts! Ruby has the oh so coveted personality combo of half snuggle bug and half funtime Charlie that makes for a dog that fits well into various types of lifestyles and homes. She is excellent in her crate, is potty trained, and knows her basic commands. Ruby is great on the leash and great in the car which makes her the perfect dog to take around town or to travel with! She does well with other dogs who are lower energy like her and that prefer to spend their time hanging out and relaxing rather than instigating play etc. Her perfect match would be a dog about her size or smaller that’s on the calmer side that enjoys casual and occasional play. Ruby LOVES children and has been great with all the kids she has met as well as the 5 year old boy she currently lives with. She has been around kids pretty much all of her life and would adore if she could have a 2 legged sibling of her very own! Her foster parents report that she is a total sweet heart with a dainty yet goofy personality that is going to make her new family fall in love as soon as they meet her.

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

Adopt Ruby

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

Kojack

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male
Age
Senior

This handsome gentleman is Kojack.  He was given away by his former owner on Craigslist and eventually found his way to the shelter.  The shelter isn’t a great place for any dog, let alone a senior dog.  Kojack is housebroken, crate trained, walks fantastic on a leash, and LOVES people big and small.  He is not a fan of cats or other dogs, but don’t let that deter you from giving this guy a chance.  He is a super snuggler and lives to please.  Kojack is in perfect health for his age and has endless love to give.  He would make a great addition to any couch!  Please consider giving him a place to feel loved and secure in his golden years and I promise he will return the favor tenfold!

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

Adopt Kojack

Paxton

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Breed
Pit 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

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

Chance

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male
Age
Adult

This goofball is Chance!  He is a handsome boy that is approximately 2-3 years old and 60lbs. Chance is settling into his foster home well and learning the ropes quickly!  He is housebroken, crate trained, walks well on the leash, and loves going to doggie daycare!  He is an easy going boy that would make anyone happy to call him their own!

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

Adopt Chance

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

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