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RELEASE OF LIABILITY, WAIVER OF CLAIMS, PHOTO CONSENT & ASSUMPTION OF RISKS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

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In consideration for being permitted to participate in any or all events and related activities of 0916239 B.C. LTD. (hereinafter referred to as Pooch Partners), I hereby warrant and agree that:

I am physically, emotionally and mentally able to participate in Pooch Partners’ activities, and that any equipment used, if applicable, has been inspected by me and I have deemed it appropriate for my use and/or my dog’s use.

I further warrant that my dog is not aggressive towards people or animals, is obedient and capable of following commands from myself as well as others, and is current with all of the vaccinations and booster shots as recommended by my veterinarian.

I certify that I and my dog(s) are physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in the event(s)/activity, and have not been advised against participation by a qualified health professional or veterinarian.

I agree to immediately disclose any physical limitations, disabilities, ailments or problems which may affect my or my dog’s ability to participate in Pooch Partners’ activities.

I agree to abide by all Pooch Partners’ instructions and rules and understand that at all times the sole responsibility for the conduct and safety of myself and my dog remains with me.

I acknowledge that there may be traffic and/or other persons and dogs on routes used, and I assume all risks of participating in the event(s)/activities under these circumstances. I also assume any and all risks associated with participating in the event(s)/activities including but not limited to falls, contact and/or effects with other participants (human and/or canine), effects of weather including heat, cold, and/or humidity, precipitation, lightning, defective equipment, the condition of the trails, water hazards, running with minimal, inappropriate or no footwear, and any hazard that may be posed by spectators or volunteers, all such risks being known and appreciated by me; and I further acknowledge that these risks include risks that may be the result of the negligence of Pooch Partners, their directors, officers, employees, trainers, contractors, agents, representatives, sponsors, advertisers, volunteers, and any others participating in any capacity.

I understand that there are inherent risks to me, my dog, to others, and to property in participating in any exercise and obedience training programs, and special risks when such activities are conducted outdoors, whether my dog is on or off-leash, including but not limited to risks presented by or to other dogs, people, cyclists, motor vehicles, or any other wild or domestic animals.

I understand that having my dog in the company of and in an environment with other dogs may involve risks regarding the contraction of illness, and that even proper, regular vaccinations cannot guard dogs against all illness and disease, nor can Pooch Partners in any way prevent, nor be held responsible in any way for any illness that my dog may contract.

I authorize Pooch Partners to administer first aid to my dog and if deemed necessary to take my dog to a local veterinarian. I agree to pay for all veterinarian care required and any costs associated with such care, whatever they may be.

I accept that I will be held solely responsible financially and otherwise, for all costs and damages incurred in the event that I and/or my dog injures another animal or person, or damages/destroys any property for any reason during any Pooch Partners’ activity.

Unspayed Females
I understand that Pooch Partners does not permit any dogs that are in heat to attend any Pooch Partners’ events/activities. I understand that if my dog is in heat, this could put my dog, other dogs and people, including but not limited to those participating in Pooch Partners’ activities, at considerable risk. I understand that for these safety reasons, this situation must be avoided and I agree to follow Pooch Partners’ cancellation policy if there is any possibility that my dog may be in heat and I need to miss a session.

Unneutered Males
I understand that there are special risks involved in participating in Pooch Partners’ activities with my unneutered male, and I agree to indemnify Pooch Partners from any loss, injury or damage they may suffer as a result of my dog, or any damage to me as a result thereof. This indemnity is in addition to any other indemnity found in this waiver and is not a replacement thereof.

I understand and agree, on behalf of myself, my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin that my electronic submission and/or signing of this agreement constitutes:

  1. An unqualified assumption by me of all risks resulting from any cause whatsoever associated with my and my dog’s participation in any Pooch Partners’ activities even if arising from the negligence or gross negligence of Pooch Partners, their directors, officers, employees, trainers, contractors, agents, representatives, sponsors, advertisers, volunteers, and any others participating in any capacity (collectively referred to as “the Releasees”).
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  3. A full and final release and waiver of liability and all claims that I have, or may in the future have, against the Releasees from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I may suffer as a result of my or my dog’s participation or presence at any Pooch Partners’ activities or events, and/or related activities of the Releasees due to any cause whatsoever.
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  5. An agreement to indemnify, and to save and hold harmless the Releasees from all alleged actions, suits, claims, costs, losses, damages, charges, and expenses whatsoever (collectively a “Claim”) for or in respect of, any direct or indirect actions of me and or my dog whatsoever, including but not limited to loss, damage or injury to me, my dog, other animals, people (including without limitation Pooch Partners), or property while I and my dog participate in any Pooch Partners’ activities.
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  7. My consent for Pooch Partners to use my registration information relating to my participation in any Pooch Partners’ event or activity with my dog(s), as well as any photographs, videotapes, website images, recordings or any other record of this event, and I waive all rights to any future compensation to which I may otherwise be entitled as a result of the use of my information, image, or likeness.
  8. That I affirm that I am eighteen (18) years of age or older and have read and fully understand this document.
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