Animal Care Liability Waiver

ASSUMPTION OF RISK.  Client acknowledges that they are voluntarily participating in animal care services being provided by Raising Fido Dog Training with knowledge of the potential dangers. Client represents that they are the owner or guardian of the animal(s) identified in this Agreement. You acknowledge that animals have their own will and motivations so can therefore be unpredictable at times regardless of training, handling, or environmental circumstance, Raising Fido Dog Training cannot protect against every potential injury, risk or accident to any person or animal while in our care. These may include attacks, bites, and the responsive actions and complications that arise from them, and you understand and acknowledge that such risks are inherent and cannot be eliminated. This Agreement is intended to shift the risk of participating in the care of your animal(s) to you. Do not sign and submit unless you are willing to assume the risk to yourself, your animal(s), and others of your participation with in-home pet care services, including the associated risks of bodily injury, death, or property damage while participating in the service and related activities in your home, or public space.

 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY.  The Client (including their successors, heirs, administrators, personal representatives, estate trustees and assigns) agrees that in consideration of the mutual contract herein, the sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, hereby releases and forever discharges Raising Fido Dog Training (including all related and affiliated corporations, and each of their respective directors, officers, agents, servants, and employees) of and from any and all actions, causes of action, suits, proceedings, claims, damages, grievances, costs, and liabilities and demands of any nature and kind whatsoever, and howsoever arising, whether in law or in equity or otherwise, whether express or implied and whether presently known or unknown, which the Client ever had, now has, or may hereafter have against Raising Fido Dog Training, or any of them, for, or by reason of, or in any way arising out of Raising Fido Dog Training’s provision of services pursuant to this agreement. Client consents to entry into identified residence for purposes of carrying out this agreement.

Raising Fido Dog Training does not accept Clients with dogs who have previously inflicted a confirmed level 4 (or higher) bite to a human (Dunbar’s Dog Bite Scale). Raising Fido Dog Training will not use bark collars of any kind or walk dog(s) on slip leads, tightly fitted martingale collars, choke chains, prong collars, or shock collars. These tools pose a high risk of injury and behavioural fallout. A flat collar, body harness, or a previously conditioned head collar will be used. All dog(s) will be walked on a leash, as per the City of Calgary Bylaws. Client agrees that any behavioural issues their animal(s) may have, have been clearly communicated to Raising Fido Dog Training in advance of services. Client understands that all animal(s) (where appropriate) must have a veterinarian and must be up to date on recommended vaccines.

Client agrees to inform Raising Fido Dog Training in advance of services of any illness/disease their animal(s) may have. Client agrees to reimburse Raising Fido Dog Training for all costs (including, but not limited to, medical care and lost wages) associated with contracting any ailments while exposed to animal(s). Raising Fido Dog Training shall not be held responsible for any complications animal(s) may suffer or the actions of animal(s) while they are unattended. Raising Fido Dog Training shall not be held responsible for animal(s) that incur “at-large” fines, bite another person or animal, suffer an accidental death, or go missing due to escape from faulty fencing, or from inside the home due to faulty screens, doors, etc. Raising Fido Dog Training shall not be held responsible for any loss, harm, damage, claim, injury (including death) or accident to the property of Client, Client’s animal(s), and any other persons, including any minor children, arising out of services rendered by Raising Fido Dog Training, even if caused by any negligent act or omission.  Client agrees to be responsible for all costs (including, but not limited to, medical care, attorney fees, etc.) if client’s animal(s) should bite or cause harm to another person, their property, or their animal. Raising Fido Dog Training shall not be held responsible for the loss, injury, death, fines, or actions of any animal(s) that the client has left outside or has instructed Raising Fido Dog Training to allow outside while away from the residence. This includes animals with dog/cat doors and animals who live outdoors full time. Raising Fido Dog Training reserves the right to move an outdoor animal to appropriate shelter in the event of extreme temperatures/weather. Raising Fido Dog Training is not responsible for damages/costs involved with this move.

Client is responsible to make arrangement for snow removal while away from the residence if necessary/applicable. Raising Fido Dog Training does not provide snow removal services and will not be held liable if someone falls and/or injures themselves due to snow covered driveways and walkways surrounding the property during service dates. Client authorizes Raising Fido Dog Training to obtain the services of a locksmith should a key/garage opener malfunction. Client is responsible for all charges. Raising Fido Dog Training cannot be responsible for your animal or home if another service provider, friend, or family member enters your property while we are not there.

 

SAVINGS CLAUSE.  You expressly agree that the foregoing assumption of risk, release of liability, and indemnity provisions are intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by applicable law, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, you agree that the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect.

 

PHOTO RELEASE.  By signing below, you give Raising Fido Dog Training permission to publish in print, electronic, or video format the likeness or image of you and/or your dog.  You release all claims against Raising Fido Dog Training with respect to privacy rights, publicity rights, copyright ownership and publication, including any claim for compensation related to use of the materials.

 

KNOWING AND VOLUNTARY EXECUTION.  By signing below, you declare that you are at least 18 years of age and competent to sign this Agreement.  You acknowledge that you have carefully read this Agreement and accompanying documents, understand the contents, and agree to be bound by the terms.  You specifically understand that this Agreement includes an assumption of the risk of Raising Fido Dog Training’s negligence and a release of Raising Fido Dog Training’s liability.

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