Where Do We Get Our Dogs?

We get 90% of our dogs from Prince George County, Maryland due to their discriminatory breed law which bans all Pit Bull type dogs, like the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier or the American Pit Bull Terrier. Although there is nothing just or effective about breed-specific laws (BSL) the current ban in Prince George County gives us an opportunity to rescue and re-home amazing dogs who are truly in need of help. For more information on breed discrimination prevention and BSL read, Why Breed Specific Legislation Is Ineffective.

What are the Application Requirements?

  • You must be at least 21 years old to adopt a Vindicated dog.

  • You must live in the DC Metropolitan area.

  • Renters will need landlord approval; we will speak with them!

  • We will not adopt a dog to Prince George's County Maryland due to their active breed ban.

  • Pit bulls type dogs are highly intelligent and require significant exercise. In order to adopt a VPBR dog, you must have the time it takes to properly socialize, work with and care for a dog.

What are the Adoption Fees?


What is the Two-Week In Home Trial?


What Kind of Care Do VPBR Dogs Receive Before Being Adopted?

  • $375- Puppies (under 8 months)

  • $300- Dogs (8 months- 7 years)

  • $200- Seniors (+7 years)



Our adoption process is centered around finding quality matches for the dogs in our program. Aside from your adoption application and interview with a VPBR representative, we use a two week home trial to determine whether your lifestyle and the dog are a quality fit. Why two weeks? Two weeks is roughly the time it takes for a dog to acclimate to a new environment. Before any adoption is finalized, a two week home trial must be conducted.



Each dog in our program has passed behavioral assessments and temperament evaluations. We spend a great deal of time with our dogs before ever making them available for adoption.

All VPBR Dogs Have:

  • Routine veterinary care

  • Basic obedience training

  • Been observed for a minimum of 14 days

  • Been Spayed/Neutered & microchipped