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

Blaze

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

This gorgeous fella is  Blaze  and he is so excited to find  his forever family.   He is  almost 30  pounds , about   6  months old  and did you peep those beautiful eyes.  Blaze had a rough start to life, but you  would  never know it. He loves every  person and dog that crosses his path.   Blaze is potty  and  crate trained  and even walks great on leash.   He loves to ride in the car and go for walks so if you need a travel  buddy,  h e is the guy for you!   He will do just about anything for a treat and knows how to sit, come and go in to  his crate.  Bla ze has 4 doggie siblings in his foster home and adores them all.  He would love to have a  patient  doggie sibling in his forever home  that can put up with his puppy play .    He was a little too interested in chasing the kitty friend he met so best if there are no cats in his new home.   Blaze is a typical puppy and has  energy,  but he tires out pretty quick and loves to chill and play with a toy  or  snuggle his human .   He loves to explore the outdoors and sticks are his favorite thing ever.  This handsome guy will get scooped up quick so don’t  wait .  Put in an application and meet Blaze today!


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

Adopt Blaze

Fezzik

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

This handsome, young, 70# boy is a perfect mixture of love, spunk and awkwardness. He will keep you laughing with his goofy antics and be your solid snuggle buddy at all times. He's good with other dogs, small farm animals, like chickens, and seems to be ok with cats too. Prey drive is low, love drive is high. Fezzik is house trained, crate trained, walks great on a leash, rides wonderfully in a car and is well mannered. He does get very excited at times, but settles easily. Fezzik isn't much on playing fetch with a ball, but throw a Frisbee and he's all game!! 

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

Adopt Fezzik

Day Day

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Medium

**Meet Day Day: The Sassy, Sweet, and Smart Companion** Day Day's story is one of resilience and newfound happiness. For the first nine years of her life, she endured the hardships of being a junkyard dog, only to spend the next two years in a shelter. But now, at 11 years old, she's experiencing the love and security of a real home for the first time. 

Despite her challenging past, Day Day exudes happiness and intelligence. She's quick-witted and always keeps her humans on their toes. Yet, underneath her sassy exterior lies a heart of gold, filled with love and affection. Day Day's favorite pastimes include cuddling, playing with toys, and going for walks. But don't let her age fool you—Day Day prances with excitement on her walks, embodying the spirit of a much younger dog. 

Day Day is a loyal companion who thrives on human connection. She's happiest when she's by her human's side, soaking up all the love and attention she can get. 

Day Day’s ideal home would be one without children or other pets, where she can be the center of attention. She's looking for someone patient and understanding, willing to work with her to improve certain behaviors and provide her with the love and security she deserves. Despite her past hardships, Day Day’s zest for life is undeniable. She's ready to embark on this new chapter with her forever family, bringing joy, laughter, and plenty of sass along the way.

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

Adopt Day Day

Kylo

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Gender
Male
Age
Young
Size
Medium

Kylo foster mom says he has been the easiest foster they have ever introduced into our house. Kylo has started to develop great social skills with our other dogs (he is unfazed by loud or reactive dogs that he has seen on our walks and outings).  Kylo likes to groom and spend time with our cat, and has done super meeting new people. This handsome boy has a very quiet demeanor, hasn't barked, and always has a big pibble smile to brighten your day. He loves food and is very treat motivated as we work on basic training skills. Kylo prefers to spend most of his day in bed or on the couch snoring up a storm with the occasional romp around outside chasing frisbees or bouncing like a bunny when he runs. This little guy is going to bring his forever family so much joy everyday with his positive outlook on life and will be a great ambassador.



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

Adopt Kylo

Lupin

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

Lupin is a young, male, 60 lb pit mixed with something else (potentially shepherd? but we don’t know).
Lupin is extremely agile and athletic, with a TON of love to give! Lupin loves people, and is good with bigger dogs with a proper, slow introduction.  He also is totally happy to be an only dog, but has had many playmates.
He will be your best running partner, hiking buddy or all around great adventure dog!
Lupin is crate trained, housebroken, knows all basic commands (sit, down, come, place), and knows paw, with endless potential to learn more.
Lu is a fun, athletic, young dog that would enjoy an active life with someone who will throw his toys for him. He loves play time and cuddle time, always rolls over for belly rubs and is a super sweet guy.
Lupin's adopter will receive free follow up training lessons where he can show off all the things this smarty pants knows.

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

Adopt Lupin

Betty Boop aka Snickerdoodle

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

Meet Betty Boop!  Her foster mom actually calls her Snickerdoodle and she has really taken to that name. This beautiful girl is calm and sweet as can be. She is quite shy and it can take her some time to come out of her shell. Snickerdoodle has gotten along with all her dog and cat foster siblings in the house, and has also done well with all other animals she has met so far. Although, she does not tend to play with the other animals, they do seem to bring her out of her shell some and make her feel comfortable. She is also crate and house trained.  Recently, Snickerdoodle went on a long road trip and did wonderful! She shocked her foster mom by seeming to enjoy the busy environment for the holiday, going up to many different people for affection. Every person that met her fell in love. Please consider giving this angelic girl a home. Despite her shyness, Snickerdoodle has quite a personality and is looking for the right family to bring it out.

If you are interested in adopting Betty Boop aka Snickerdoodle, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Betty Boop aka Snickerdoodle

Beau

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Breed
Beagle
Gender
Male

Beau is approximately 7yrs old. He came to us scared of the world but is learning that pets and human touch can be a good thing. He is still scared of any sudden movements and will run to his safe space. He is very shy and timid but is becoming braver every day. He will approach you for pets and treats. Oh, how he loves his treats, so much so he will seek them out on his own, so keep your counters clean. He has a playful and silly personality. Loves other dogs and likes to steal all the bones and take them to his bed. He likes to flip himself on the ground to rub his back. He rubs himself so hard that he moves himself across the yard. He will grab anything that is left out, including a magnifying glass, and take it back to his bed. He may just be a kleptomaniac.  

Beau keeps his area clean. Has not had any recent accidents in the house. He is crate trained and enjoys hanging out in his crate.

Beau requires someone who will be patient with him and continue to work on his confidence. He has 2 foster brothers. One small and one medium size. He loves other dogs and would do better with someone to play with and help him to continue to build his confidence. Someone who is not constantly in his face or likes to play too rough, likes his foster brother. He has not been around cats, however he shows a lot of interest in them during our walks.

Beau is the sweetest boy, and we absolutely love him. He has had a rough life and deserves his own furever home with soft beds, lots of treats and his very own family to love him. 

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

Adopt Beau

Snow

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Breed
Boxer / Mixed (short coat)
Gender
Female
Age
Adult
Size
Large

When people think of Snow, they think cold. With this Snow, picture warmth, love, and cuddles. This five year old, just shy of fifty pound sweetheart is all about her people. She has bursts of play but is mainly a calm dog. She is all about being by her person and wanting the love. Now, for men, some she loves and some she has to take a minute to relax around.  Snow currently lives with an 80 pound male and a 23 pound female companion. She can be a sassy thing and wants what she wants - a tiny bit of a diva in there. She has met other playful dogs and done well. She also has hung out with another 100 pound male lab. Took her a second to realize he was a lover not a fighter but they are now fast friends. Snow needs a six foot privacy fence for her backyard space. Now who wants Snow to be your cuddle buddy for many years to come!

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

Adopt Snow