Name of specific dog you are interested in:
Email Address:
Home address, including city state and zip code:
Home phone Number:
Work or Cell #:
May we call you at work?
Number of Adults in household:
Number of children in household:
Ages of children:
How will you teach your children to respect and handle a live animal?
Please list two references (name and contact number):
If you rent your home, pleae provide your landlord's name, address and phone number along with proof of permission to keep a dog.
Please list the activities and hobbies you and your family enjoy and tell me how a dog will fit into your daily schedule and activities.
Why do you want a Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Have you owned this breed in the past?
Please tell me about your experience with this breed:
Please tell me about your experiences with specific dogs in the past:
Where did you learn about Rhodesian Ridgebacks?
Where did you learn about Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue?
Do you want a male or a female?
Do you want a pure bred dog or a mixed breed ridgeback? Pure:
Mixed Breed:
What age range would you prefer?
Do you have a fenced in yard? If so, how high is the fence?
Is there a park close to where you live?
Do you have a dog run or space to put one?
What makes a good pet owner (Please include how you would handle any behavioral problems such as barking, chewing, etc.)?
Where, exactly, will your dog sleep?
Do you plan to buy a crate for your dog? If yes, why? If no, why not?
How long will you crate your dog?
Where will your dog eat?
What, exactly, will you feed your dog?
How often will you feed your dog?
Will you feed your dog table scraps?
Give an estimate of what your dog will cost each month, i.e., food, veterinary care, equipment):
Do you have other animals? If so, please list them. If not, indicate "n/a."
Please give your veterinarian's name, address and phone number:
Will you have your pet vaccinated and licensed regularly?
Will you enroll your dog in training classes? Yes
How much time, daily, will you devote to working with your dog?
Do you use pinch or prong type collars? Yes
Why or why not?
Will your dog be left alone and if so for how long each day?
Where will your dog be kept while you are away?
Will your dog ever be chained up or put on a tie-out line?
What will you do with your dog when you go on vacation?
If traveling with your dog, where and how will the dog travel? (e.g., crated, on back seat of car, back of pick up, etc.)
As many dogs live past 14 years of age are you willing to commit to caring for your dog in those golden/senior years?
Would you consider volunteering for Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue? Yes
Which area would you consider? Transporting dogs
Foster care
Phone calls
Fund raising

Adoption fee is $500.00

By signing this application, I agree that I will return the dog to Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue if ever I decide to relinquish ownership of the animal. I specifically agree and affirm that I will not transfer ownership, or permanent possession to another person, nor surrender the dog to an Animal Shelter, County pound facility, or any similar individual or organization. 


If proper care, training and housing are not provided for this dog, or if there is any sign of neglect, abuse or breach of this contract, Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue has the right to reclaim said dog. There will be no refund to the adoptive party. Should this dog ever be reported to an Animal shelter for being a nuisance, off leash, or at large, Rhodesian Ridgeback rescue has the right to repossess this dog. 

Signature: _______________________________


Please return this form to:


10042 Wolf Road 

Suite B 

PMB 36 

Grass Valley, CA 95949