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

Rye

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Hi I’m Rye (affectionately known as Rye Rye in my foster home) and I’m looking for my happily ever! I’m itty bitty and somewhere between 1-2 years old. My life started out kind of rough but I quickly learned to love living inside with humans and other dogs. I can be a bit shy at first, but once I warm up you’ll see what a goofy, snuggly velvet hippo I truly am. I love love love to play with other dogs! My foster parents say I have worked super hard at house and crate training, but I still have some accidents here and there. I am quite perfect at walking on the leash, and love going on adventures! I also love to curl up in the sun or a soft bed to snooze away the afternoon. What can I say, I’m the greatest combination of playful and lazy! I have made enormous progress while with my foster family and will continue to blossom in my new home. 

 
My ideal forever home includes patient humans and a playful dog companion (preferably male). The tiny humans tend to scare me, so I would do best in a home without them. 

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

Adopt Rye

Calliope

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Silly sweet Calliope is ready to find love! She is a stunning 1-2 year old girl that had a rough start to life but has been blossoming into an amazing dog since being rescued! Calliope is so super sweet and adores being petted and snuggled. The sofa and bed are her two favorite places. She is quiet as a mouse, has good house manners, and is wonderful in her crate. She is a late bloomer in life because she spent a formative time caring for herself and a litter of puppies while living on the street. Now that she is experiencing love, safety, and stability she is learning how to be carefree and open. She has great leash manners and enjoys daily walks around the neighborhood where she meets new people and dogs and does well. She is a breeze on the leash too! Calliope lives in a large pack of dogs, large and small, and gets along with all of them beautifully. She is regularly found in a doggie cuddle puddle or playing with her friends. Her foster parents absolutely adore her and know who ever is lucky enough to adopt her will have an amazing friend for life. Calliope is such a special girl and such a good dog! 

 

Since she can be shy at times we feel she’d do best in a home without young children. Calliope can also jump a baby gate so a 6ft fence or leash walks only are required for her new home.


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

Adopt Calliope

Beau

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Meet Beau! A gentle giant with the sweetest eyes. Beau is very shy and a little scared at first but will not leave your side once he warms up. He is definitely a cuddle bug. At about a year old, Beau still has some puppy-like tendencies but does not have the same energy level as one (but still needs exercise!). He very gently and quietly tries to sneak away with things like shoes. However, Beau is a very good listener and eager to please! He knows "drop it", "sit", "down", and "come" and is still learning some other commands. Beau is housebroken! His foster sister is a bit of a brat but Beau simply ignores her most of the time. It may be nice to have another dog to rough house with sometimes but Beau would probably not mind being the only pup to get all the affection. Cats: obsessed and loves to chase but does not hurt them whatsoever. 

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

Adopt Beau

Moosey Tracks

Not good with cats.
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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Moosey Tracks is everything you're looking for plus a peanut-butter swirl. Moosey is happy and full-of-life with a contagious, adventurous spirit. Moosey is an absolute cuddle-bug who will gladly roll over and show you his vanilla patches on his belly for a scratch. Moosey is a smart, inquisitive boy who will likely learn as many tricks as you are willing to teach him. He knows, "sit", "shake", "lay down", "kennel -up", and "turn around". Moosey loves to wrestle with his senior foster brother and would love to go home with a playmate. He is also great at relaxing; he comes home from a walk and lies right into a "sploof". If you have a sweet tooth, scoop up this wonderful pup and be forever grateful for all the extra love he will sprinkle to your life.

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

Adopt Moosey Tracks

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

LeeLoo

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Miss Leeloo Doglas is a bright and loving adolescent young lady who’s looking for an affectionate, patient and disciplined forever family.  Leeloo was undersocialized when she came to us but has made amazing improvements during her stay in foster care!  She’s energetic, playful and extremely athletic with a strong food motivation and a stronger toy drive.  She has potential to excel in obedience, nose work or agility if you’re willing to dedicate time for training.  Leeloo is incredibly intelligent, is crate/house trained and already knows 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 recently learned to swim and loves water! 

Leeloo currently lives with three crazy foster siblings, but would prefer a more relaxed life with an easy-going fur sibling.  She’s best suited for a calm home environment, which means no young children and no cats or critters.  Leeloo is a petite little girl, topping out at approximately 35lbs, and does require a a house with a privacy 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

Coco

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

Coco is a stunning young lady! She has a beautiful velvety auburn coat and sparkly green eyes that will steal your heart in a second. If her beauty doesn’t make you fall for her than her personality will! Coco is sweet, silly, cuddly, and smart. She loves life and to enjoy all the wonderful things the world around her offers. Some of her favorite pastimes are walks around the neighborhood, play dates with other dogs matching her energy level, and couch snuggles after a day of fun! She’s really the total package! Coco had a rough start to life but that hasn’t broken her spirit. She’s just playing catch up to other dogs her age and currently working on basic obedience and had mastered crate and house training! Good girl! Coco would love to find a more active person or family that will love her forever!

If you are interested in adopting CoCo, complete an application today!

Adopt Coco

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

Parker

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

Hey guys!  My name is Parker, and no I’m not a pit bull type dog, but RDR has a division called the low riding crew for non pit bull type dogs and that’s where I fit in!  I was rescued almost a year ago from a rural shelter.  The staff loved me so much they begged someone to save me.  My first foster mom lived in an apartment and that didn’t end up working so well, but I’ve been doing fantastic at my current foster home!  No one really knows how old I am...foster mom thinks between 3-5 years and I am a walker hound.  I am crate trained (I have a special crate that will come with me upon adoption), house broken, walk great on a leash (I love my daily walks more than anything), get along with my foster brothers and sisters, and am super low maintenance.  I shouldn’t go to a home with small children because I do not like people in my face (hunting dogs are not used to that), but I promise I will more than make up for that with my laid back cool cat personality!  All I need is for someone to give me a chance.  Could that person be you?!

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

Adopt Parker