Liability Waiver

BY SIGNING BELOW...

In consideration of the services rendered by Harbor Hounds to my dog(s), I acknowledge reading, understanding, and accepting the statements herein. Please acknowledge the following policy statements by typing filling out the form at the bottom of this page. If you do not agree to all statements, please do not complete this form, and contact Harbor Hounds directly for more information.

 

LIABILITY

I understand certain “activities” that my dog may participate in, including walks, field trips, playgroups, daycare, boarding, one-on-one play, movement within and outside the facility, and transportation to and from Harbor Hounds involve risk and possible injury, including but not limited to:

Exposure to parasites, viruses, and other medical conditions passed from dog-to-dog or person-to-dog; Sprains, strains, bites, broken bones;
Motor vehicle accident during transportation; and
Fatigue, dehydration, nicks, cuts, or death.

I further understand that not each and every potential risk can be listed above but, nonetheless agree that the benefits associated with dog socialization outweigh the possible risks, therefore, I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless and indemnify Harbor Hounds and its agents, successors, heirs, from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my dog’s participation in activities at Harbor Hounds, including those allegedly attributable to the negligent acts or omissions of Harbor Hounds or their staff.

Further, I understand that I may be exposed to certain risks when bringing my dog to participate in activities at Harbor Hounds or when picking up my dog from participating in activities at Harbor Hounds. Such risks may include property damage and/or physical injury inside or outside the facility, such as from falling, slipping, illness, and/ or dog bites. Therefore, I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless and indemnify Harbor Hounds, its agents, successors, heirs from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my dog’s participation in activities at Harbor Hounds, including those allegedly attributable to the negligent acts or omissions of Harbor Hounds or their staff.

Authorization of Medical Care

If my dog is ill or injured while participating in activities at or with Harbor Hounds, Harbor Hounds will make every reasonable effort to reach me pursuant to the contact information I have provided Harbor Hounds. However, if Harbor Hounds is unable to reach me, I consent to Harbor Hounds seeking appropriate veterinary care and I accept responsibility for any and all associated expenses. Harbor Hounds will not pay any portion of veterinary expenses associates with seeking medical care for my dog if so necessary.

Allergies, Special Diets, and Medications

I agree that I will disclose to Harbor Hounds any allergies my dog may have. I further agree to disclose to Harbor Hounds any special dietary needs or medications my dog may require if necessary during activities at Harbor Hounds.

Photographs and Statements

I authorize Harbor Hounds' use of my dog's visual image(s) and statements in newsletters, posters, and other materials.

Vicious Tendencies

I affirm that I am not aware of any vicious tendencies by my dog.

Agreement to Pay

Harbor Hounds accepts check, cash, or credit cards. I agree to pay the service rates in effect for my dog’s participation in activities at or with Harbor Hounds. I further agree to pay for any additional services requested such as grooming, drop-off, and/or pick-up service. A valid credit card must be kept on file at all times. Charges not paid in advance will be charged to Client’s credit card. All services must be paid in full before dog will be released to client.

Any cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to you're dog arriving to avoid paying full payment.

Damage

I accept the responsibility of paying for any damage to facility, property, and/or equipment caused by dog.

Evaluation of Dog Prior to Participation

Every dog must be evaluated by Harbor Hounds prior to participating in any activity. Such evaluation may assess the dog’s temperament and interactions with other dogs and Harbor Hounds staff.

Right to Decline

I understand that Harbor Hounds reserves the exclusive right to decline participation or to terminate participation in activities at Harbor Hounds to any dog at any time for any reason.

Attorney Fees, Applicable Law & Venue

Should Harbor Hounds, or anyone acting on their behalf, be required for any reason to incur attorney fees and costs to enforce or defend this agreement, I agree to indemnify and reimburse Harbor Hounds for such fees and costs. Further, I agree and understand that any disputes arising out of this Agreement will be decided pursuant to the laws of the State of Massachusetts and venue shall be in Suffolk County.

Valid Dates

These agreements, waivers, and authorizations will remain valid and in force as long as and whenever my dog participates in any activity at or with Harbor Hounds.

Warning

By signing this document, I acknowledge that if my dog is or I am hurt or property is damaged during my dog’s participation activities at Harbor Hounds, I may be found, by a court of law, to have waived my right to maintain a lawsuit against Harbor Hounds on the basis of any claim from which I have released them herein. I have had sufficient opportunity to read and fully understand this entire document and I agree to be legally bound by its terms.

 

BY SIGNING BELOW...

In consideration of the services rendered by Harbor Hounds to my dog(s), I acknowledge reading, understanding, and accepting the statements above.  If you do not agree to all statements, please do not complete this form, and contact Harbor Hounds directly for more information.

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