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

Tanner

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Hi! I am Tanner!  I came from a very rural shelter where I sat for longer then I care to admit.  My foster mom calls me Big Blue Buffalo, or Wiggle Worm, or Honey Bunny Sweetest Snuggle Butt (how embarrassing). She says I am a baby in a big man’s body. I am a couple years old at most and weigh 85 pounds the last time we checked. I love the other dogs in the house.  My BFF is the other big male in the house. I like my foster sister a lot too but I want to roll around on her and she is a bit older and grumpy, so she isn’t so keen on it. I am a typical Velcro dog... where you go, I have to go. I will also kiss you lotsss and try and roll around on you like a torpedo.  I am still young and have a hard time staying still, unless you are scratching me or giving me a massage, in which case I won’t budge. I am still learning manners and get excited on walks, or meeting new people or shoot, even when my foster mom comes home. Due to my size I will need some one who can control me and work with me, apparently not everyone enjoys a big beautiful ball of energy coming at them full speed to say hi, pfffff! My ideal home would make sure I get a lot of exercise, love and patience. I would do well with another friendly dog sibling or easily by myself. I probably wouldn’t do that great with small kids as I would knock them over, completely out of love and excitement but I imagine it could hurt. Cats are unfortunately a no and I am not sure about small dogs. Most importantly I am the sweetest, most loving, big boy.  I know everyone is stuck at home right now so maybe it is the perfect time to welcome me into your life.  You won’t regret it. I will give you everything I have in return!

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

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Blossom

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Blossom aka Spicy is a truly pocket sized pitty! Fun-sized absolutely describes her. She is a very silly playful dog who loves to play tug or fetch. She has met several doggie friends and has done well with them! She currently does well with both greeting and playtime. As much as Blossom enjoys making friends out of them home she would prefer to be the only princess in the home because she has a low tolerance for sharing her food with others. For this reason she’d also do best in a kid free home. Blossom is a great companion for someone who wants a lil’ side kick that can explore the big new world out there together, bond over snuggles and play time, and be BFFs forever! 

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

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Willow

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Willow was lucky to be rescued from a less than ideal situation - living outside,  24/7 , in a filthy pen with minimal shelter and human interaction. Now living in a foster home, she is grateful everyday for a new chance on life as a family member. Willow is around 2 years old and 45 pounds - the perfect little personality packed into a squatty body (she's long and low to the ground). She's incredibly friendly and outgoing and loves to cuddle. After she gets out her zoomies, she's content to curl up on the couch and watch tv. She seems to do well with other dogs, but would do just as well as the only dog in the home. She's incredibly food motivated (she remembers not getting food on a regular basis) and would be a lot of fun to work with on training. Willow is mostly housebroken and is continuously working on it She absolutely loves toys - the more the better, especially durable chews. Willow walks very nicely on leash and would love an active owner who can involve her in all kinds of adventures

*no cats.

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

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LeeLoo

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female
Leeloo Doglas is an loving young adult 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 (she's an A student!) and be her running/walking partner.  Leeloo is incredibly intelligent, is crate/house trained and knows a zillion commands, including all the basics.  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 (calm) fur sibling who won't try to steal her kong.  She’s best suited for a home with confident humans, and will not be a fit for children, cats or small critters.  Leeloo is a petite little girl, topping out at less than 45lbs of solid muscle, 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!
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Martin Short Stack

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male
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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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!
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