Group play is an important part of a dog’s ability to socialise and obtain exercise. In order for us to be able to offer these valuable services, we have developed the following set of provisions and disclaimers, which you must carefully read and agree to before allowing your pet to participate in group play or day care activities with K9 Elementary
I acknowledge and agree to the following:
i) I will ensure that K9 Elementary is promptly informed of any changes to my address, email and contact phone numbers and those of my alternative and emergency contacts.
ii) By enrolling the above named and described dog(s), I represent that I am the legal owner of the named dog(s) and I assume all risks, dangers and responsibility for injuries to the named dog(s). Boarding extremely old, chronically ill or otherwise debilitated pets requires extra care, which our caring and trained staff is happy to provide. However, special-needs pets, puppies and senior pets naturally have a higher risk of injury, stress-related illness, or exacerbation of any pre-existing condition. As such, having your special-needs pet, puppy or senior pet attend daycare with us you are waiving any claim for injury or illness experienced by your pet while in our care and that is not directly caused by the negligence or lack of care on the part of our staff.
iii) I understand and agree that during normal dog play, my dog may sustain injuries. All dog play is monitored by us to avoid injury, but scratches, punctures, torn ligaments, and other injuries may occur despite the best supervision. Standard precautions will be used against the injury, escape, or death of your dog(s). I further understand and agree that neither K9 Elementary nor any of its employees, staff or volunteers, will be liable for any illness, injury, death, and /or escape of my Dog(s) provided that reasonable care and precautions are followed, and hereby release all of them of any liability of any kind whatsoever arising from or as a result of my dog(s) attending or participating in daycare with K9 Elementary.
iv) I agree to keep my dog’s vaccinations current, and flea and worming treatments up to date whilst attending daycare with K9 Elementary and will immediately provide details of veterinary information and copies of annual vaccination certificates (or titre tests) to K9 Elementary for their records as they occur. Vaccinations include, but are not limited to, distemper, hepatitis, canine cough, parvovirus and heartworm. I agree that I am not enrolling any dog in daycare that has any condition that could potentially jeopardise the health of other dogs or people and has not had any potentially communicable condition within 7 days prior to attendance. I further understand that even if my dog is vaccinated for Bordatella (Canine Cough) there is a chance that my dog can still contract Canine Cough, and agree that I will not hold K9 Elementary responsible if my dog(s) contracts Canine Cough.
v) I have provided K9 Elementary with a full and accurate disclosure of my dog’s medical history and any relevant habits, peculiarities or known incidents that will assist K9 Elementary with the care of my dog.
vi) Should my dog require veterinary attention whilst in the care of K9 Elementary, I give my consent for K9 Elementary to consult with the vet to determine any and all further action required. I acknowledge that K9 Elementary will not be held financially responsible for veterinary fees, and I agree to pay all applicable veterinary fees to K9 Elementary upon presentation of the veterinary care receipt.
vii) All dogs must pass a general behaviour assessment for suitability to attend daycare with K9 Elementary. No dog may be admitted that shows any signs of undue aggression. I further understand and agree that in admitting my dog(s) to daycare, I am representing to K9 Elementary that my dog(s) is/are in good health and have not harmed, shown aggression, or exhibited undue threatening behaviour towards any person or other dog. Any dog demonstrating aggression or other behaviour deemed unacceptable by K9 Elementary staff may be required to leave daycare.
viii) I further understand and agree that any behavioural or physical health problems that develop with the my dog(s) while at daycare will be handled and treated as deemed best by the employees, staff and volunteers of K9 Elementary, in their sole discretion, and I expressly agree to assume full financial responsibility for any and all related expenses. This includes aggressive or destructive behaviour.
ix) I further understand and agree that if my dog(s) is/are not picked up by the end of the day of the booking, then I expressly authorise K9 Elementary to take whatever action deemed necessary for the continuing care of my dog(s) and promise to pay to K9 Elementary all additional costs of continuing such care upon demand by K9 Elementary. Further, I understand that if I do not pick up my dog(s) as scheduled, K9 Elementary shall be authorised to proceed according to the local municipal code governing abandonment of animals.
x) I further understand and agree that pre-paid packages are non-refundable and expire in a set period from the date of purchase. Fees are due and payable at the beginning of each day of booking. Payment may be made by cash or credit card. Discounted packages are provided only if they are paid for in advance. Our program is flexible enough to accommodate reasonable special needs requests.
xi) K9 Elementary reserves the right to refuse admittance to any dog or to dismiss any dog that does not meet the health, temperament or other daycare standards. The determination shall be made at the sole discretion of K9 Elementary.
I further understand and expressly agree that each and every of the provisions above shall be in force and effect and shall apply to each and every occasion on which my dog boards for daycare, extended boarding, or training, as the case may be. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect as between the parties until and unless otherwise cancelled or superseded by a writing signed by the parties.
I hereby certifies that I have read and understand this Waiver and Release of Liability and the regulations set forth above. By submitting this agreement, I agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.