BY BOOKING WITH GOOD DOG BOARDING & TRAINING YOU AGREE TO A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER.
It is very important that you understand the risk of boarding an animal with other animals in a kennel free and new environment. There is an inherent risk of disease transmission, accident, escape or injury to your animal(s). Even in the most controlled and well-supervised circumstances, there may be incidents and unpredictable behavior that could result in injury, illness or escape. Animals often respond differently and unpredictably to a different venue of people, animals, sounds, situations and environments. After considering these factors, you may decide that the risk associated with placing your animal(s) in a group setting with other animals is outweighed by the benefits of socialization, exercise, attention and stimulation derived by your animal(s). Therefore, you expressly and voluntarily assume all risk of injury, escape or disease to your animal(s).
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. This agreement includes a release of liability and waiver of legal rights and deprives you of the right to sue Good Dog Boarding & Training and related parties (referred to in this agreement as “Us” or “We”). Do not create a booking unless you have read it in its entirety and understand its effect, policies, procedures, release, waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnification agreements.
You, the Animal Guardian (referred to in this agreement as “You”), make the following representations, certify the accuracy of all information provided and agree to all policies, procedures, terms and conditions stated below.
Vaccinations: Animal(s) are required to be current on all vaccinations and a current copy of vaccine records from a licensed veterinary facility must be uploaded to your account prior to the reservation date.
Health Requirements: Animal(s) must be:
Free of internal and external parasites (roundworm, fleas, ticks, lice, mites etc.) In the event that parasites are discovered, the animal(s) will be treated at your expense.
Free of communicable diseases.
Behavioral And Other Requirements: Animal(s) must be:
Non-aggressive towards humans, and not protective of toys, food or other items.
Non-aggressive towards other animals.
Dogs that are reactive to others dogs or humans, food aggressive, barrier aggressive, engage in resource guarding are not permitted.
Not prone to running away, escaping, charging doors or gates, bolting, climbing over or burrowing under fences.
Dogs that are likely to charge a door in an attempt to get outside without permission are not permitted. Dogs prone to running away or escaping are not permitted. Dogs known to climb or burrow under fences are not permitted. We do not want to take the risk of your animal(s) running away while in our care. If you have any reason to believe your animal(s) will attempt to run away, please seek other animal care options.
Not prone to being overly stressed in a new environment with other animals present.
Aggressive animals are not permitted. To prevent potential injury to humans and other animals, animals exhibiting aggressive or unacceptable behavior will be separated from other guests and will be required to be picked up by clients. We will not be held liable for issues resulting from aggressive behavior. You authorize us to use reasonable precautions against injury, escape, or death of any animal.
Drop Off/Pickup: Animal(s) must enter and exit the facility on a leash or in an appropriate carrier. Animals may not be let off leash until all doors and/or gates are secure. It is very important that we have specific drop off and pickup times as we must secure other dogs, coordinate other drop offs and pickups, and avoid your dogs coming into contact with reactive dogs. DO NOT enter the fenced area as reactive dogs may be present. If you need to change your drop off or pickup times, or you are going to be early or late, please contact us. We cannot accept early drop offs; please remain in your vehicle until your designated time. Any drop off late more than 15 minutes without notice will result in a cancellation of the booking. Any pickup late more than 15 minutes without notice will result in a late fee.
Identification: All animals must have identification attached to their collars or harnesses in case of escape. We highly recommend microchipping and attaching a tracking device to aid in finding your animal if he/she runs off.
Spayed/Neutered: All animals must be spayed/neutered (if over 12 months of age).
Meals: You will provide food and treats for your animal(s) with the animal's first and last name and feeding instructions attached. We cannot accept raw or freeze dried food as a food source. We may also provide occasional treats, and food not labeled for pets. If there is particular food your animal(s) should not eat, please advise us in advance.
Personal Property: Personal items are left only at your risk. All items must be clearly marked with the animal’s name. You accept responsibility for all personal items left with us. We will not be responsible or liable for lost or damaged personal property, including, but not limited to leashes, collars, beds, blankets or toys.
Medication Administration: Medications will be administered at no charge. All veterinarian prescribed medications must be provided in their original containers. All supplements or herbs, not prescribed by a veterinarian, will be administered if presented with written instructions.
Left Alone: We may need to leave your animal(s) unsupervised for periods of time to run errands or perform other tasks. Animals with separation anxiety cannot be permitted. You are responsible for providing detailed information in your animal’s bio(s) regarding how your animal is to be left alone without human supervision. Animal(s) are usually left free range in the home with other free range animals. If your animal(s) should be separated from other animals, or placed in a crate, please include this information in your animal’s bio.
Animal Restraint: For animal(s) and human safety, tethering, caging, or other appropriate means of restraint may be utilized if deemed necessary at our sole discretion.
Veterinarian Liability And Care: You agree to give us complete discretion in determining the need for, and providing of, appropriate medical treatment for animal(s) while being cared for at our facility. You acknowledge and are aware that we are not veterinarians in animal medicine and are not expected to diagnose/detect illnesses in animals in our care. Medical treatment will be initiated if an animal appears ill or injured, or exhibits any behavior that would reasonably suggest the need for medical evaluation and/or treatment. In the event of illness or injury, we will attempt to contact you or an authorized contact to discuss treatment options and/or recommendations. In the event we are not able to contact you, we are authorized to initiate treatment deemed necessary, including emergency and supportive care, until you or an authorized contact is reached. In the rare and unfortunate event that an animal dies while in our care, the animal's remains will be maintained for pick-up or further instructions.
Photos, Videos, And Other Media: You give permission for us to take photos and videos of your animal(s) and to share those photos publicly on social media, websites and other media. We reserve all rights to photos or videos taken of animal(s) during their visit and the use of such media for promotional purposes without compensation to you of any kind. You are welcome to use the photos for your own, personal use.
Assumption Of Risk: You understand and acknowledge that there is an inherent risk of disease transmission, accident, escape or injury to your animal(s). You understand that, even in the most controlled and well-supervised circumstances, there may be incidents and unpredictable behavior that could result in injury, illness or escape. Your animal(s) may contract an infection or illness from close contact with other animals. Your animal(s) may climb or borrow under a fence, or push through a door or gate, and run off. It is possible for some animals to lose weight, develop a dull or rough hair coat, a respiratory infection and/or diarrhea in a boarding situation. Inherent and potential risks could include bodily injury, permanent disability, sickness, or death to your animal(s). There may also be other risks, unknown or not readily foreseeable (collectively, “risks”). You accept and assume responsibility for all risks, including, without limitation, all losses, costs, damages, and the full cost of repair or replacement of property damages incurred as a result of your animal(s). After considering these factors, you have decided that the risk associated with placing your animals(s) in a group setting with other animals is outweighed by the benefits of socialization, exercise, attention and stimulation derived by your animal(s). Therefore, you expressly and voluntarily assume all risk of injury, escape or disease to your animal(s).
Assumption And Liability: Even though the information that you provided may be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge, animals often respond differently and unpredictably to a different venue of people, animals, sounds, situations and environments. You assume full and absolute responsibility for your animal’s behavior, health, and any malady that may occur to your animal(s) while in our care.
Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, causes of action, losses, damages, liabilities, costs, judgments, and attorney’s fees to which we may become subject to, relating to or arising out of your animal’s presence at our facility or caused by your animal.
Waiver And Release: You hereby waive all claims and release us from all liability to your person, your animal(s), agents, representatives, successors and assigns for liability, claims, damage, or demands for personal injury, death, or property damage known or unknown, past and future, arising from animal care services provided whether the illness, injury, death or property damage occurs on or off our premises. This release includes, without limitation, any personal injury, death, or property damage caused by the active or passive negligence of any person associated with our services. You shall bear sole responsibility for any and all loss.
Disclosure: You have disclosed any and all known medical, behavioral, and/or other conditions, including but not limited to: personality or behavioral traits that may affect, prevent, or limit animal(s) ability to be handled, secured, groomed, boarded, participate in daycare or training classes, or otherwise visit as a guest.
By creating a booking, you acknowledge that you have carefully read this Agreement. You understand the contents. You acknowledge that Good Dog Boarding & Training is materially relying on this waiver and is allowing your animal(s) to engage in play with other animals and, if boarding, to stay overnight.
YOU HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE TERMS OF THIS ADMISSION AGREEMENT. YOU AGREE THAT IT IS INTENDED THAT ALL TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT CONTROL DESPITE ANY PARTICULAR STATUTE OR LAW THAT WOULD OTHERWISE PROTECT YOU OR YOUR ANIMAL(S).