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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Pit Bull Terrier

Gracie, AKA the velvet hippo, wants to be your best furry friend forever! This cuddle bug loves relaxing on a blanket after fetching tennis balls. Gracie walks well on a leash and is non-reactive to the animals and humans we pass. She enjoys frolicking with her four-legged sibling and loves getting belly rubs from her two-legged siblings. Gracie is crate trained and house trained. She loves people of all ages but due to her size she may be best suited for children over eight. and she prefers to live in a kitty free environment! Give this sweet girl a chance, you’re sure to fall in love!  

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

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Pit Bull Terrier
Leeloo is an energetic,hysterical, intense young adult pup. She does "bucking bronco" zoomies around the yard after every walk/run. She loves to cuddle and would like to lick you nonstop if she could. She's playful with her furry foster siblings but took a long time to be able to trust and relax around them. While there are MANY things about Leeloo that fill us with absolute joy, she was very undersocialized as young pup and has some ongoing challenges as a result of that beginning. Leeloo needs an experienced owner, or if not experienced, then someone who's willing to work with a trainer and/or take training classes to understand why she struggles with things like meeting new dogs or even seeing other dogs while she's out on walks (reactivity), fear and barking at new people (stranger danger), not wanting to share her toys (guarding), and becoming overexcited in certain situations (overstimulation).
Leeloo will crack you up every single day with her hysterical antics and exuberant personality, but her behavioral traits will always need to be managed. She's not suited for public outings or events like festivals, shopping malls or outdoor breweries. She does really well and :LOVES walking/running at the park or around the neighborhood, as long as you keep an eye out for incoming dogs and be prepared to distract her until they pass. We'll help you understand how to work with her challenges, but her permanent human needs to be willing and able to set her up for success at all times.
We always want our dogs to succeed and live a happy, loved life. For Leeloo, this means a house with no cats or crittersno children under age 10 (and even that will depend on the child), and no apartments/condos/townhomes. She must have a house with a physical fence where she can zoomie every day because she'll never be able to be off-leash, She can obviously live harmoniously with other dogs, but they need to be playfully laid back and easygoing, and she'll take several weeks (maybe longer) before she'll learn to trust and feel comfortable playing with them. Leeloo's extremely food motivated and could easily be a Mensa member, which means she's really easy to train and learns very quickly. She already knows a zillion commands and is an avid swimmer. She has intense prey and toy drives, which is why the no cats/critters and why she may never be comfortable playing ball in the yard with your other dog(s). We know the perfect human is out there waiting to share a once-in-a-lifetime bond with this petite little girl. If you'd like to check her out on Instagram, search #missleeloodoglas, and if you're interested in adopting, please fill out an application for her here.
If you are interested in adopting Leeloo, please fill out an application today!
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Pit Bull Terrier
1 year
45 pounds
Spayed female

Hi!  My name is Farrah. My foster mom gave me the name Farrah because when I was picked up from animal control I had one of my puppies with me, and since I’m such a young mom, a teen mom, she named me Farrah (old school MTV buffs will get it).  Anyway, my pup got adopted and now it’s my turn!  I’m a sweet girl with the most beautiful hazel eyes you’ve ever seen.  I love all my foster brothers and sisters, I’m housebroken, and crate trained, but I’m still working on my leash manners...I walk on a gentle leader and still pull like a champ), so I need someone willing to work with me on that.  I love life, but I also love snuggling!  Hit me up if I’m your girl! No kitties please!

If you are interested in adopting Farrah, please fill out an application today!
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Martin Short Stack

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Pit Bull Terrier
Martin ShortStack is a pint-sized guy, but do not let his little body fool you! Martin is a strong-willed guy, he requires exercise (preferably running), and structure. Martin will do best as an only dog and no kitties please! Martin has quirks and will need a dedicated person to not just love and exercise him, but to keep him engaged and continue his training. Martin is a sweet guy and loves him some people, but food is his ultimate favorite thing so no little humans with sticky jelly hands for him. If you are looking for a running buddy, an adventurer who loves car rides, and a furry friend to be your one and only, then Martin is your man.

*no apartments or condos
*no cats
*no children
*no dogs

If you are interested in adopting Martin Short Stack, please fill out an application today!
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Bilbo Baggins

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Bilbo Baggins is a really chill dude. He lives peacefully with cats, and he’s a bit scared of big dogs but he’s making progress. He already knows sit and paw and loves to let you know it. He is a perfect gentleman on the leash. He does have some separation anxiety but is rapidly improving. Bilbo is overall a laid back lover boy but has random and hilarious zoomies throughout the day to entertain you. His only requirement is a couch to cuddle with you on. 

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

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