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

Queen Bee

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

HI! I’m Bee! I’m ready for this thing the humans call a “forever home”. My foster parents tell me I’m the cutest, sweetest, goofiest girl and I agree. What more could you want? Some of my favorite hobbies include snuggling, chewing on Nylabones, adventuring outside and looking at those tree cats with fluffy tails that the humans won’t let me chase. I live with dogs and like them, but I can be a bit bossy and they don’t always appreciate that. My ideal dog friends are those laid back, submissive types. I really love humans once I get to know them! I need to know I can trust you and then I will wiggle non-stop and be your best friend. I hope to find an active home that also loves Hulu and commitment. I am crate trained, house trained and know basic commands. I will also do anything for food and am a quick learner! Will you be my forever home?

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

Adopt Queen Bee

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

Ellie Mae

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Age
Adult
Size
Large

My name is Ellie Mae! I may be a Clampett because I am rich like the Beverly Hillbillies! I have a soft blond coat like suede,  beautiful eyes that sparkle like diamonds and a heart of gold. I am not prissy by no means. I love to play ball, go for jogs or leisurely strolls and chase the water hose. I am certified in pro snuggling! No one can snuggle better than me. I enjoy car rides and have excellent leash manners. Crate trained you ask? Why of course and I have never had an accident in the house. I really love four legged kids and I get along with other fur kids too! Let's meet so I can show you how sweet I am!



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

Adopt Ellie Mae

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

Boofus

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

Sweet Boofus is a 3 year big boy lab X. He is about 75lbs. Boofus has had a really rough go at life until Ring Dog Rescue brought him in.  Prior to rescue he has spent his entire life tied to a tree in a small pen. Once Boofus joined us h e had to go through heartworm treatment. Boofus recently finished his treatment and his crate rest. So now Boofus is trying really hard to learn leash manners and basic obedience. He is slowly bein g introduced to his four legged house mates and is doing well playing with his female pit bull friend. He doesn't read doggie language very well so his friend Lana is helping out and showing him the way. Boofus still has a way to go to get him use to being a companion and learn how Awesome it can be to be a inside dog. Boofus will need a patient and active family.   

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

Adopt Boofus

Rocky

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Meet ROCKY! This handsome boy is sure to make you smile every day with his silliness, his wiggle butt and his soulful, warm eyes! He just turned 4 so he’s in the prime of his life! He’s housebroken, listens well and has good house manners except for the occasional counter surf! He has lived with other dogs and prefers non-confrontational dogs for his friends. He has lived with kids from toddler to teenager, but because he’s a solid boy and still acts like a puppy at times older kids would probably best. He loves showing off and will often dance around and jump for treats. He does prefer a cat free home. His favorite things are rolling up in blankets, car rides, belly rubs, giving kisses, long walks and just being close to you. Oh and toys, he loves playing with toys, especially ones that squeak! This sweet, funny boy is ready for a new beginning with a loving family to call his own!

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

Adopt Rocky

Rambler

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Breed
Pointer / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Young
Size
Large

Rambler is a fun loving guy. He will travel the roads with you, hike, play, or snuggle up. This young handsome man is everything and a bag of chips. Rambler is a curious young lad, he is looking for an active adventurous home who is interested in continuing his training and one that would like to have a friend for life. Rambler requires a single family home (no apartments or townhomes) with a 6 ft fence (or strict leash walking). Rambler is cat, small dog, and large dog friendly. Rambler must have a second active, playful dog in the home. Rambler does not crate well, but with consistency and patience he has and can overcome his crate issues. Rambler is a great dog and a total lover, are you ready for love?  


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

Adopt Rambler

Parker

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Coonhound / Mixed
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Parker is a fun-loving young man looking for a home to call his own. He loves going on walks where he gets to meet new people and dogs, and especially loves children. This energetic pup loves playtime, but will gladly entertain himself with toys if you are busy, especially with stuffed animal toys! Parker is a goofy boy still working on his doggy manners, but has a good grasp on “stay” and knows how to walk on a leash. Parker gets along well with large and small dogs as well as unfamiliar people, but prefers a home without cats.

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

Adopt Parker

Elmer

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Breed
Beagle (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Senior
Size
Small

Elmer is a happy little guy.  He is approximately 10 years old and 30 pounds.  But don’t let his age fool you...he loves dogs, walks, and snuggling on the couch.  This sweet guy has a great personality and a lot of love to give!  He recently had a dental and is on very affordable medication to manage his occasional seizures.  Elmer would do best in a home where someone is almost always home as he does have some separation anxiety, but if you will take a chance on this guy I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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

Adopt Elmer

Marge

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Breed
Hound (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Marge is a beautifully shy hound dog that was rescued after her "owner" (that didn't even give her a name) dumped her at the shelter when he was done breeding her.  She has been with her foster family for several months as she was heartworm positive and had to undergo treatment.  Marge LOVES eating and hanging out in her crate, other dogs, and taking her morning walks.  She is still very shy and unsure with people, but she wants to trust and she will eventually get there.  Marge needs someone that will be gentle, patient, and not have any expectations of her.  In turn she is low maintenance and a companion to other dogs.  Marge simply needs a chance to know and experience love.

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

Adopt Marge