The Hilarious Contract One Dad Made His Kids Sign Before Getting a Dog

We get it--not everyone’s a dog lover. But the contract this dad made his kids sign before agreeing to let them get a puppy is pretty brilliant--and hilarious.

Apparently, he was on the fence about letting his four kids add a dog to their clan. Which is why he decided to draw up an agreement with 13 line items including: “Dad never has to pick up dog poop. Ever.” Another one: “Dad has unrestricted veto power over the dog’s name.” (Sorry, Potato.) And our super-specific fave: “If there is a picture of a dog on the family Christmas card, it shall be merely incidental--i.e. the dog will not be the primary subject of a photo.”

For the kids, signing on the dotted line was a small price to pay. Still, they did negotiate for one update: The size of the dog. (The target weight went from 10 to 15 lbs., per the contract.)

Well-played. 

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