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I request that my dog(s)____________________________________________________, be accepted into the River Ridge Doggie Day Care, offered by this River Ridge Animal Hospital (the "Facility).  In accepting my dog(s) into the programs, I acknowledge that the Facility will be relying on my understanding and agreement with the provisions of this Agreement.  I understand and agree that (read and initial each statement below):

____  Every dog reacts differently and animals, by nature, are unpredictable and, therefore, present a certain level of risk.  I acknowledge and understand that there are certain risks involved in participating in day care or boarding and in owning, training, caring for, handling, and being in the presence of dogs, including, but not limited to injuries to people, property and animals resulting from dog fights, dog bites to humans or other dogs, and the transmission of disease.

____  Dogs not familiar with the Facility may experience separation anxiety when apart from their human companions.

____  Dogs not regularly exposed to the level of activity at the Facility may feel the discomfort of sore muscles, sore joints, and fatigue, and dogs not regularly exposed to outside activity or play on hard surfaces may experience sore paws, blisters, bruises or abrasions on the feet. ("raw paw").

____  Dogs not regularly socialized do not necessarily know how to behave politely with other dogs.  These dogs are at higher risk of incidents including, but not limited to, bites, fights, fear aggression, object guarding, behavior problems and/or acting out.

____  Dogs at play during the regular day care get dirty.  Dogs with longer hair can get matted from the level of activity at day care.  Baths and brush outs can be requested and scheduled for an additional charge.  Excessively long toenails may cause injury.  I will be notified if my dog's nails are too long.  If, at my next visit, the nails have not been trimmed, the Facility will have them trimmed at my expense.

____  There are extra risks to my puppy of contracting disease or illness by entering the day care or boarding program without being fully vaccinated.

____  Water is available at all times; however, my dog may still thirsty after day care.  I will be aware of their water intake as excessive amounts may cause an upset stomach or other problems.

____  Dramatic changes in food and/or food quality may cause upset stomachs, diarrhea, and/or colitis.  Increases to activity and/or exposure to new situations may also cause these problems.

____  Any behavior deemed dangerous or inappropriate by Facility personnel may result in dismissal of my dog(s) from the programs.

____  I must pay for all services at the time they are rendered.  I understand any unpaid fees by me will be sent to collections, and I will be responsible for all collections and legal fees incurred by such actions taken.

____  In admitting my dog(s) into the Facility, the Facility has relied on my representation that my dog(s) are in good health, has/have not been ill with any communicable disease within the last 30 days and has/have not harmed or shown aggressive or threatening behavior towards any person or any other dog.

____  I understand and agree that any health problems which develop with my pet will be treated as deemed best by the staff at River Ridge Animal Hospital at their discretion until I cam be reached, and that I assume full financial responsibility for and and all expenses involved.

____  Photographs, videotape or digital recordings are taken of the Facility, dogs, customers and staff on a regular basis for, among other things, use in advertising by River Ridge Animal Hospital.  I acknowledge that all such images (electronic, negatives and positives), together with prints and the copyrights therein, are the property of River Ridge Animal Hospital.  I give River Ridge Animal Hospital and persons authorized by River Ridge Animal Hospital my consent, permission, and authorization, without compensation to me, to use, reproduce and alter the images, in print, or electronic format (including on the internet), either alone, or in combination with other images, text and graphics.  I waive my rights to approve the finished photograph, advertising copy, print material or electronic files that may be used in conjunction with the images.  I represent that I am at least 18 years of age and acknowledge that the rights granted in this paragraph are irrevocable, worldwide and perpetual, and are binding on my heirs, successors and assigns.

I certify that I have read and understand the policies of the Facility as set on the preceding pages and that I have read and understand the conditions and statements of this Agreement, including the following:

  • The Facility is open for day care Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 5:15pm.
  • All pets need to be current on Rabies, DHPP, and Bordatella and be spayed or neutered.
  • All pets must be temperament tested prior to beginning group play.
  • All pets attending day care need to be dropped off by 9:00am and picked up before 5:15pm.  Additional fees apply for late pick up.

Signature:____________________________  Print name:______________________________

Address:_________________________________  Phone:______________________________


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  • "We have had such great treatment of our dog, Maggie at River Ridge, even when we've called during off hours. From the doctors, office staff, groomers, boarding and daycare staff, everyone has been friendly and professional. Our dog loves to go there and we feel confident that she is getting the best care from everyone."
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