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Where can you adopt a Rhodesian ridgeback dog?

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Adopt Rhodesian ridgeback dogs from breeders registered with the American Kennel Club or the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States. Rhodesian ridgeback dogs may also be available through rescue groups.

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Both The American Kennel Club and the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States provide searchable listings of registered Rhodesian ridgeback breeders in the United States as of 2015. The Rhodesian Ridgeback Club also has listings for international breeders. Interested parties should contact breeders directly for availability.

Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue is the official rescue program of the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of the United States and the Rhodesian Ridgeback Club of Canada. Its website provides geographical listings and brief profiles of available dogs as well as an online adoption application. They do not provide links to obtain more information about specific dogs.

Ridgeback Rescue of the United States is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of Rhodesian ridgeback dogs. Written applications may also be submitted by mail.

Petfinder.com also provides a database of adoptable animals in shelters and rescues in the United States. The site's search engine may be used to locate available Rhodesian ridgebacks. Those interested can contact the shelter or rescue directly for more information about a specific dog.

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