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

LeeLoo

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Female

Miss Leeloo Doglas is a bright and loving adolescent young lady who’s looking for an affectionate, patient and disciplined forever family.  Leeloo was severely undersocialized when she came to us but has made amazing improvements during her stay in foster care!  She’s energetic, playful and extremely athletic with a strong food motivation and stronger toy drive.  She has potential to excel in obedience, nose work or agility if you’re willing to dedicate time for training.  Leeloo is incredibly intelligent, is crate/house trained and already knows commands for sit, stay, wait, down, off, “finish,” shake, find it, come, and “go around.”
Leeloo currently lives with several crazy furry foster siblings, but would prefer a more relaxed life with one easy-going fur sibling or as an only dog.  She’s best suited for a calm home environment with minimal stimulation, which means no young children and no cats or critters.  Leeloo is a petite little girl, topping out at approximately 35lbs, and does require a a house with a privacy 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

Louie

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier

 
Louie is a sweet puppy with a goofy personality and gallop. He wants to snuggle at all times and finds a new way to make your heart melt every day. If you're looking for a cuddle bug, Louie is definitely your guy! He also loves kisses on his nose and will stare at you and nudge your face until he gets them. Since he is a puppy, he has a lot of energy and loves to go on walks and play. Another playful dog would make Louie really happy but he wouldn't mind being the only one receiving your affection. Louie does really well in his crate but may whine for a minute or two once you first walk away. "Sit" is a command he is really good at and he is working on other basic commands but will need continuous work on them given he is a puppy. For the most part, Louie is housebroken but is not always the best at giving queues as to when he has to go if he is not in his crate. Louie is easily trainable and is always looking up at you for guidance. Kitties: obsessed. Although not aggressive towards them, Louie really likes to chase them and seems to actually enjoy getting swatted by them. He has also done well with small children-loves to lick them in the face but with his puppy intensity may be too much for some. 


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

Adopt Louie

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

Paxton

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier
Gender
Male
Age
Adult
Size
Large

Paxton is a snuggly and goofy, yet very smart, boy whose favorite past times are lounging, eating and playing with his foster parents. He was recently pulled from a local shelter and was an owner surrender so he came pre-packaged with obedience skills and is already housebroken. At this point we've discovered that he knows 'sit', 'down', 'stay', 'off', 'wait', and 'crate'. Speaking of the crate, he is very content to be in there and sometimes covers himself up with the blanket. While Paxton is co-existing and mingling beautifully with his 4 foster sisters and 1 brother, he doesn't really seem to know anything about how to play with them. One foster sister, who adjusts her play style with each dog, is starting to intrigue him so there seems to be hope of dog frolicking in his future!

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

Adopt Paxton

Diego

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Breed
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed
Gender
Male
Age
Adult

Diego is a beautiful and spunky 2 year old boy who enjoys spending time outdoors. He loves going on morning walks and/or jogs and playing fetch in the backyard! Diego is an active dog and would do well in a home with a family that would enjoy exercising and playing with him. He has lived with both a large and small dog and gets along well with the dogs he has met. He also does well with children! He's housebroken and knows a few commands such as "sit", "lay down", and "stay". When he's not running around outside he enjoys sitting in front of the tv with a squeaky toy. Whoever adopts Diego will be lucky to have such a cutie pie love bug to play and snuggle with!

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

Adopt Diego

Louie

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Breed
Dachshund
Gender
Male

Hi! I’m Louie and I want to be your next snuggle bunny! I’m a 10 year old chocolate male dachshund and I’m the total package...kind and lovable!  I would like nothing more than to be someone’s constant shadow. I love my stuffed duck (it’s like a security blanket to me), and I love playing with my 5 foster siblings. I will chase cats (they are fun to chase when they run), but my foster mom tells me that’s not cool. I am mostly housebroken (I’m working on it), and crate trained, submissive and I crave attention so badly that I want it more than food! I love car rides wearing my harness when we go out, and I do well in outdoor social events, but as always someone should ask for permission before petting me! If you are a patient and kind person and looking for love please consider me. I will give you unconditional love and be by your side constantly, even on your worst day.  Love, Louie...


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

Adopt Louie

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