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

Happy Feet

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Hi, my name is Happy Feet. I'm 3 yrs old and I'm what you would call a tripod. I broke my elbow, but because nobody knew it, it didn't get fixed until the rescue and  the nice doctors removed so I could have a better quality of life. Don't worry I can still do the same things I did before. I'm still really fast chasing squirrels out of the yard. My foster mom says I'm a really good boy. I go in my crate when I'm told, I don't have accidents in the house, I know how to sit and wait. I have a little doggie foster brother that I get along with, but I dont like cats at all. I'm not good with small kids either. Too much excitement for me. I would really like my own furever family, especially someone who likes to sit on the couch and let me lay on their lap. My foster mom calls me her cuddle bug. Whatever that is. 


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

Adopt Happy Feet

Jack

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

If senior dogs are your thing then look no further because this guy is perfect! Jack is just a calm old man that loves his hooman company. You will not be able to leave his sight. Jack does great with other dogs and has done well with cats. Despite having some age, he does have playful tendencies. Being an only dog would not bother this guy, though. He loves getting all the attention. This incredibly sweet senior will have no problem getting comfy in your lap. Although he can't move as fast (especially because of hardwood floors), it doesn't stop him from "chasing" the cats around from time to time. Jack is also house trained and a great listener (very good with basic commands). He's also an expert treat catcher! This senior pup has so much to offer any family. If constant companionship is what you are seeking, you will hit the Jack-pot with this guy. 


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

Adopt Jack

LeeLoo

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Miss Leeloo Doglas is a loving adolescent young lady who’s looking for an affectionate and active forever family.  She’s very energetic, playful and athletic with a strong food motivation and a stronger toy drive.  She would love to find a human who wants to continue her obedience training or be her running/walking partner.  Leeloo is incredibly intelligent, is crate/house trained and knows the commands for sit, stay, wait, down, off, out, finish, go round, shake, find it, come, rollover, and place.  There’s nothing this girl can’t learn! She also knows how to swim and loves the water.  
Leeloo loves playing with her three crazy foster siblings, but would prefer more a laid back fur sibling(s) who won't try to steal her ball.  She’s best suited for a home with confident humans, and will not be a fit for cats or small critters.  Leeloo is a petite little girl, topping out at about 35lbs, and does require a single family house with a fenced yard.  For more photos and info about Leeloo, check her out on Instagram by searching #missleeloodoglas.
 


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

Adopt LeeLoo

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