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

Buddha

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Buddha is a 2 ½ year old dude, weighing  in  at 70 pounds, he chirps like a  Chihuaha ,  bounces like a bunny, he  has the biggest head known to man ,  and one of the best temperaments of all  time.  Mr. Buddha is house broken and has done well with crate training. He knows sit and is working on all other basics (mainly leash manners).  Being a the hunk he is, daily walks and exercise are a must, but he tires out pretty fast... no marathons for this guy. 
  Buddha is  chonky  but agile,  doofey  but bright and he loves all humans.  Swimming, f etch, catch, and tug of war are his favorite  past times . He likes playing with other dogs  and enjoys their company,  but with enough attention from his peeps, does not necessarily have to have a housemate.  His interest in cats is a bit  much ,   therefore, it would be best to go  home without felines .  One of the most endearing things about this gentle house hippo is how he loves carrying things around in his mouth, as though he has a security blanket. He is beyond adorable and per his foster family... pretty perfect !  

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

Adopt Buddha

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

Ginger

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Ginger is ready for her forever home!  This 2 year old gem is practically perfect in every way.  She loves her foster brothers and sisters, her foster mom and dad, is crate trained, house broken, and great on a leash.  But she is an expert cuddler...it’s her favorite thing.  Could your couch/bed keep her warm this winter?  She promises to warm your heart in return!


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

Adopt Ginger

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

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

Imelda

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Imelda came from a litter of 8 puppies to a house with 7 other dogs, so she is great with other dogs but not so sure about new people at first. She likes to ride in the car and go on outings but takes a few minutes to warm up (giving her treats helps). Her social skills improve by the day and she does best when other dogs are around so if you have another dog that would be a real plus! Mel does h ave leash skills, knows sit, is crate trained, and is tolerant of cats. If you are searching for a snuggly companion who will dress up in cute costumes, come meet Mel and maybe bring another dog with you. She doesnt care if it’s a brother or a sister!  


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

Adopt Imelda

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