Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc. APPLICATION TO ADOPT A RESCUE DOG
FROM RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK RESCUE, INC.

IMPORTANT!!! Before submitting your application, PLEASE REVIEW our ADOPT A RIDGEBACK and APPLICATION PRE-READING pages for important information.

COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW AND SUBMIT IT ONLINE TO RIDGEBACK RESCUE. Please submit only one adoption application to Ridgeback Rescue. The Rescue Coordinator in your area will be responsible for evaluating and qualifying your application, even if you are interested in a rescue dog located in another region. If you have any questions, please contact your region's Rescue Coordinator. NOTE: Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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SELECT YOUR HOME STATE/PROVINCE

Please select the US State or Canadian Province, or region of the State/Province, where you live from this pull-down menu. FAILURE TO DO SO will result in our system rejecting your application.

PLEASE NOTE: Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc operates within the United States and Canada, only, and it is its practice not to place dogs outside those countries. Therefore, applications will not be accepted from persons residing outside the United States or Canada. Thank you for your interest in helping rescue Rhodesian Ridgebacks in need.

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ABOUT YOU

Names of all adults in household:
APPLICANT:
First Name      Last Name

CO-APPLICANT:
First Name      Last Name
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
City:
State/Province:
ZIP/Postal Code:
Country: USA    
Email Address:
Home Phone:
Work Phone: For Whom?
FAX:
Best Time to Call: Where? Home Work

Number of persons in your household:
Adults:    Women     Men
Children:    Girls Ages        Boys Ages

How did you learn about:
Ridgeback Rescue?
Our web site?

ABOUT YOUR HOME

Type of Dwelling
If Other, what type?

Do you Own     or     Rent     your home?
If you rent, do you have your landlord's permission to keep a dog?     Yes    No
(We will require a letter from your landlord evidencing this permission.)

Do you have a yard?     Yes    No
If yes,
How large is your yard?
Is your yard fenced?     Yes No    If yes, how high is the fence?

Do you have a dog kennel run?     Yes     No
If yes, how large is it?

Where will the dog sleep?


Do you plan to use a dog crate?     Yes     No
Please explain why or why not?


Are there currently animals in your home?     Yes     No
If yes,

Animal 1
Type (dog, cat, bird, etc)
Breed
Age
Gender:     Male     Female
Neutered/Spayed?     Yes     No

Animal 2
Type (dog, cat, bird, etc)
Breed
Age
Gender:     Male     Female
Neutered/Spayed?     Yes     No

Animal 3
Type (dog, cat, bird, etc)
Breed
Age
Gender:     Male     Female
Neutered/Spayed?     Yes     No

Animal 4
Type (dog, cat, bird, etc)
Breed
Age
Gender:     Male     Female
Neutered/Spayed?     Yes     No

Animal 5
Type (dog, cat, bird, etc)
Breed
Age
Gender:     Male     Female
Neutered/Spayed?     Yes     No

Animal 6
Type (dog, cat, bird, etc)
Breed
Age
Gender:     Male     Female
Neutered/Spayed?     Yes     No


PET OWNERSHIP QUESTIONS

How many dogs have you owned in the past five years? If you no longer have the dog(s), what happened to it (them)? (Please be specific.)


What makes you a good pet owner? (Include how you would handle any behavioural problems, eg chewing, biting, barking)


How did you learn about Rhodesian Ridgebacks? Have you ever owned a Ridgeback before? Please tell us about your experience with the breed and with any specific dogs.


Why do you want a Rhodesian Ridgeback versus another breed or type of pet?


How will a Rhodesian Ridgeback fit in with your hobbies, activities, and lifestyle? [eg, will your dog be left alone for extended periods of time (ie, more than six to eight hours a day?); how will your dog be cared for while you are on vacation?; etc]


How do you plan to ensure that your dog receives safe and adequate exercise?


Why do you want to rescue a Rhodesian Ridgeback rather than acquire a puppy?


Is there anything else you would like to tell us about your family and its suitability to adopt a rescued Rhodesian Ridgeback?



RESCUE DOG PREFERENCES

Please indicate here any preferences you have for adopting a rescued Rhodesian Ridgeback:

If there is a specific dog that you are interested in adopting,
what is its name and ID number?

I would prefer a:     Male     Female     Either    gender rescue dog.

Would you be willing to adopt a "Ridgeless" Ridgeback?     Yes     No

Would you be willing to adopt a dog with health problems (non-infectious)?     Yes     No
If yes, to what extent would you be willing to help a sick dog?


Are there any other traits you would prefer?

REFERENCES

Please provide the names and contact information for at least three references who can speak to your fitness as a pet owner in general and, more specifically, as the owner of a medium-to-large-sized dog. If you currently own or have in the last five years owned a pet, please include your veterinarian as one of the references. PLEASE DO NOT LIST MORE THAN ONE FAMILY MEMBER OR OTHER RELATION AS A REFERENCE.

Reference 1 (Veterinarian if have one)
Relationship to you:
Name:
Address:
Address:
City:
State/Province:
ZIP/Postal Code:
Country: USA     Canada     Other Country
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Best time to call:


Reference 2
Relationship to you:
Name:
Address:
Address:
City:
State/Province:
ZIP/Postal Code:
Country: USA     Canada     Other Country
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Best time to call:


Reference 3
Relationship to you:
Name:
Address:
Address:
City:
State/Province:
ZIP/Postal Code:
Country: USA     Canada     Other Country
Home Phone:
Work Phone:
Best time to call:


OTHER COMMENTS



WEB SITE FEEDBACK

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Was our site helpful?

What can Ridgeback Rescue do to improve our site and other comments:



INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT
I (We), the above-named Applicant(s), hereby agree to release, indemnify, and covenant to hold harmless, Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc., its officers, directors, and volunteers, and their successors and assigns, from any claims, damages, injuries, costs, or actions incurred as a result of adopting any dog from Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue, Inc.


Thank you for your interest in adopting a Rhodesian Ridgeback. As dogs become available, Ridgeback Rescue representatives contact people who have submitted an adoption application. Ridgeback Rescue requires all adopters to pay an adoption fee in an amount to be determined by the Rescue Coordinators. If you have any questions, please contact your area's Rescue Coordinator.

NOTE: After you "Submit Your Application" using the button below, a new web page will be displayed with a confirmation that your application was emailed to Ridgeback Rescue. A copy of this application will also be sent to the email address you provided above. Both will include all the information you submitted. PLEASE BE SURE to print a copy of that page for your records. The Internet is not a perfect place and, although unlikely, your application might not make it to its destination. If this happens, you will have a copy of all your hard work that can be FAXed or "snail" mailed to Ridgeback Rescue. Thank you.

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