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Dad Agrees To Get A Dog - But Only If His Children Sign This


Published at 12:00pm 28th July 2016.

Reluctant to get a dog at your child's request? This dad’s ‘dog contract’ could be the perfect answer.

Reddit user ‘rjohnstone13’ wrote the contract, which contains 13 rules. Then he asked his whole family to sign on the dotted line in order to get a dog.

A few of our favourite requirements include:

  • The dog does not slobber or have a runny nose. All parties agree that those kind of dogs are gross.
  • Dad never has to give the dog a bath. Also, if Dad decides the dog smells, a kid gives the dog a bath within 24 hours.
  • Dad has unrestricted veto power over the dog’s name.
  • The dog is never referred to as a child or sibling. All parties agree that the dog is a dog.

Read the full contract below.

family dog contract drafted by reluctant dad

All family members signed the contract (who wouldn't when a dog's involved?) and a little three year old pup was soon welcomed into their home.

Isn’t he cute?

The dad wrote on Reddit: “We named him Kershaw (veto power not exercised). It’s been two years and the kids have been pretty good about doing everything.

“Kershaw eats dry dog food from Trader Joes, and so far hasn’t created any indoor messes that have required the use of harmful cleaning chemicals.

“Everyone (including dad) adores the dog, which has been a fantastic addition to (though not a member of) our family.”

We love a happy ending.

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