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

Diego

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier

Diego
60 pounds
Neutered male
Blue and white
No small dogs 

Meet Diego!  This handsome man is patiently waiting for his forever, but in the meantime he is flourishing in his foster home!  Diego was a victim of domestic abuse in his original home, but thankfully made his way to RDR where he’s made a full recovery.  Diego loves all of his foster brothers and sisters, he is housebroken, crate trained, walks well on leash, and is a good listener!  This dog is a real gem and wants nothing more than love!

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

Adopt Diego

Nitro

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

Nitro 

1 Year,  60 pounds,  Dog friendly,  Cats unknown,  No small kids due to size 

This handsome man needs our help!  This is Nitro and he is currently residing at Hopewell County Animal Control (Virginia).  He was picked up as a stray and never claimed, but he is ready to leave his past behind and begin a new life with you!  Nitro is a big boy with amazing brown eyes...pictures do not do thus guy justice.  He was tested with a neutered male hound and was interested but friendly!  He even a play bow and enticed a little play!  Nitro will need someone that understands a dog his size and small children would likely be knocked over at no fault of his own.  Time is of the essence so please don’t delay!

Hopewell Animal Services
507 Station St Hopewell Virginia
( 804)540-2204

I f you are interested in adopting Nitro, please fill out an application today!

Adopt Nitro

Rhubarb Pie

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Breed
English Bulldog
Gender
Female

Rhuby  is as sweet as they come, with a cute face to match! She would love to be someone's running partner and live a very active lifestyle. She is house trained and crate trained, and knows basic obedience commands. While not on a run or hike she needs something to keep her active mind busy, she's very passionate about her toys, especially balls, and anything that is stuffed with peanut butter.
Rhuby does well with her dog foster brother. Rhuby prefers a dog that is also high energy and is dog social. Rhuby would do best in a family with no cats or small children due to her high energy. Rhuby requires a fenced in yard! Rhuby really is such a special girl with so much love to give.

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

Adopt Rhubarb Pie

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!

Adopt Martin Short Stack

Jack

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male

If senior dogs are your thing then look no further because this guy is perfect! Jack is just a calm old man that loves his hooman company. You will not be able to leave his sight. Jack does great with other dogs and has done well with cats. Despite having some age, he does have playful tendencies. Being an only dog would not bother this guy, though. He loves getting all the attention. This incredibly sweet senior will have no problem getting comfy in your lap. Although he can't move as fast (especially because of hardwood floors), it doesn't stop him from "chasing" the cats around from time to time. Jack is also house trained and a great listener (very good with basic commands). He's also an expert treat catcher! This senior pup has so much to offer any family. If constant companionship is what you are seeking, you will hit the Jack-pot with this guy. 


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

Adopt Jack

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

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