In signing this waiver and release form, I certify that I am the owner/agent of any pets I bring to our facility. Furthermore, I agree that in signing below, as an owner/agent of my pet, I understand that I am acting on behalf of all owner/agents and I am binding all other owner/agents of any pet I bring to your facility to the requirements needed to utilize the services and the contents of this waiver and release.
I indemnify and hold harmless Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort LLC, its successors, heirs, or assigns (including the owner, staff, and volunteers) and R&KC Adventures LLC and its successors, heirs or assigns, for any loss, liability, damage, or costs I may incur due to utilizing their services for my pets.
Our Doggie Day Care and Boarding facility is equipped to provide an environment in which dogs can stay, play, socialize, and have fun while also being as safe and healthy as possible. In regards to daycare, we have found that dogs that are socialized and receive ample exercise are happier and healthier. Dogs socialize and have fun in an environment that is cage-free and off-leash so that they can enjoy the full Doggie Day Care experience. Everyone at Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort is a dog/cat lover and is fully committed to the health and well-being of your pet(s) during their stay with us, whether it be Doggie Day Care or Canine & Feline Boarding. As an organization, we are committed to creating a place in which our guests have access to our full-time veterinarians should the need arise. While we take every precaution possible to safeguard your pet, incidents and illnesses are inevitable when dogs socialize and play together. Despite all of our efforts, please know that much like kids at school, all dogs at Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort are susceptible to, among other things, the following:
Nicks, scrapes, and punctures;
Sore or injured joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments & bones;
Ingestion of foreign bodies;
Airborne viruses, common colds, and various strains of kennel cough;
Death (especially for animals with pre-existing conditions,
Therefore, in utilizing these services and signing below, I understand and agree to the following:
All animals play or stay AT THEIR OWN RISK.
Dogs and cats may injure themselves by trying to break through barriers and fencing, and I am responsible for any medical treatment that may be required due to these self-inflicted injuries.
VILLAGE GATE ANIMAL HOSPITAL & PET RESORT HAS NO LIABILITY IF SOMETHING SHOULD OCCUR TO MY DOG(S) OR CAT(S) WHILE UTILIZING THEIR SERVICES, as I assume full financial responsibility for injuries that may occur to my animal, especially for animals that play in the day care facility.
I will reimburse Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort at the time of pickup for any damage to the facility that my pet has caused.
Please understand that in non-life threatening situations, we will make every effort to contact you, so giving us current and accurate contact information is essential. IN LIFE-OR-DEATH SITUATIONS: I give permission for Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort to begin life-saving care while they attempt to contact me, and I agree to pay for any services utilized during this life or death situation, irrespective of whether I was actually contacted or not.
I understand and acknowledge that my pet may act differently in a kennel or daycare environment and may be prone to aggressive behavior that results in injury (like attacking a cage, etc.) or destructive behavior (bedding, bowls, etc.) that could result in ingestion of foreign materials that could lead to emergency surgery or death. I reaffirm that my pet is at the location at their own risk and I hold harmless Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, its employees, successors, and or assigns from any liability due to self-inflicted injury. Furthermore, I agree that I am solely responsible financially for any treatment that may be required from these self-inflicted injuries.
I agree and understand that any injuries or problems that develop with my dog(s) or cat(s) will be treated as deemed best by Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, in their sole discretion, and that I assume full financial responsibility for any and all expenses involved.
Payment for attending daycare or boarding is due in advance or at the time the animal is dropped off
Late pickup: I understand and agree to abide by the policies and financial responsibilities should I not be able to pick up my pet during regularly scheduled business hours.
I agree and understand to indemnify Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, its owner, staff, and volunteers for any loss, liability, damage, or cost they may incur due to my pet(s) attendance and participation in any of the services provided.
I agree and understand that in admitting my pet(s), Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort has relied on my representation that my pet(s) is/are in good health and have not harmed or shown aggression or threatening behavior towards any person or any other pet.
Furthermore, I understand and agree that Village Gate Animal Hospital and Pet Resort has relied on similar representations by other pet owners, and therefore I indemnify and hold harmless Village Gate Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, its owners, staff, and volunteers from any injury from another pet due to misrepresentations made to Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort.
I agree and understand that this release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the law of the State of Ohio. If any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed and understood that the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect. Should a court determine that any provision waiving liability is deemed unenforceable, Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort's liability shall be limited to the funds paid to it by me for taking care of my dog(s).
Village Gate Animal Hospital & Pet Resort reserves the right to refuse admittance to any dog that does not meet the temperament and health requirements.