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Andyboy Ridgebacks Puppy Adoption Contract and Guarentee


The Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy male/female, whelped on _________________________

AKC # _________________, Microchip #________________________

Show / Show potential Pet / Pet companion: __________, markings: ______________________________

1) Andyboy Ridgebacks guarantees the health of this puppy when it leaves our care. Buyer agrees to take the puppy to a veterinarian within 72 hours for a get acquainted visit and checkup. If a health problem other than described below is discovered during this visit, a full refund will be provided upon the return of the puppy.

By mutual written agreement, Andyboy Ridgebacks will pay the costs of minor medical procedures for health-related conditions which are known to us at the time of this agreement and have been discussed with the buyer and are entered below.

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2) This Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy is guaranteed for 24 months against bilateral hip dysplasia and/or Elbow dysplasia resulting from genetic (not environmental) causes. Obesity caused by overfeeding may cause hip or elbow problems in any large breed dog and is not a genetically inherited condition, therefore will no be covered by this guaranteed. (Allowing your puppy to climb stairs over and over, run excessively, jog with you, or jump from heights over 12 inches before the growth plates have fully formed at 18 to 24 months of age can also cause environmental hip or elbow problems which will not be covered by this guarantee.) Documentation from your veterinarian and/or OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) is required for a full refund of the original cost of your puppy.

3) Andyboy Ridgebacks has provided this puppy with the best possible health care and socialization so he/she is off to a good start as a family pet. As the buyer, you agree to the following:
  • Provide a loving and caring home as a house pet (not a backyard or basement or garage or kenneled dog).
  • Provide this puppy with proper housebreaking, ongoing socialization, and training for basic manners.
  • Obedience classes are highly recommended not only as a way to prevent behavior problems, but as a means of developing good communications between dog and owner and good socialization.
  • Provide good quality, high protein food (we are happy to provide recommendations and you can also visit www.dogfoodadvisor.com). We recommend a good grain free. Puppy has been on Orijen with us.
  • Provide quality and regular vet care. This includes all vet recommended vaccinations and yearly wellness visit.
  • Provide regular on-leash and/or off-leash excercise in dog-safe environments.
5) If this is a Pet Companion Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy with restricted papers, or Pet/Show quality puppy with restricted papers, buyer agrees to spay/neuter this Rhodesian puppy between the ages of 12-18 months, but not earlier then 12 months.

6) If this is a Male Show Puppy with unrestricted papers, buyer agrees to all of the following:
  • Show and Finish Puppy/Dog to AKC Championship before dog is used for breeding.
  • OFA Certify Hips, Elbows and Thyroid before Dog is used for breeding (completed after 2 years).
  • Contact Andyboy Ridgebacks and get verbal agreement on any female you are planning to breed.
  • Neuter this Dog before 3 years if you have for any reason decided to not show this dog.
7) If this is a Female Show puppy with unrestricted papers, buyer agrees to all of the following:
  • Show and Finish Puppy/Dog to AKC Championship before female is used for breeding.
  • OFA Certify Hips, Elbows and Thyroid before female is used for breeding (completed after 2 years).
  • Agrees to not breed this female more than 3 times, before the age of 2 or over the age of 7 years.
  • Contact Andyboy Ridgebacks and get verbal agreement on any male you are planning to breed.
  • Spay this Female before 3 years if you have for any reason decided to not show this female.
8) Should the buyer be unable to keep this Rhodesian Ridgeback for any reason during the lifetime of this dog, buyer agrees to return this Ridgeback to Andyboy Ridgebacks, or ask for help from Andyboy Ridgebacks in placing this Ridgeback in another home.

This Rhodesian Ridgeback is not to be resold or given to any other party without the express permission of Andyboy Ridgebacks. Under no circumstances is this Rhodesian Ridgeback to be surrendered to any animal shelter or rescue organization. Andyboy Ridgebacks is always available as a safety net for the lifetime of every puppy we place, no matter what the circumstances or age of the Rhodesian Ridgeback may be.

9) Andyboy Ridgebacks is always only a phone call away. Any questions that you have for the lifetime of this puppy, we are here to help you with them.


DATED this _________ day of ___________________________________, 2017.


SELLER: ___________________________________ Signature: ______________________________________


BUYER(S):


Name: ____________________________ Signature: _________________________________


Telephone: ______________________ Email_______________________________________


Name: ____________________________ Signature: _________________________________


Telephone: ______________________ Email_______________________________________


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