PET CARE AUTHORIZATION & RELEASE FORM:
Sonoma’s Haven will keep the premises sanitary and properly enclosed and exercise reasonable care for the safety of your dog. All dogs will be housed in safe, clean quarters. All dogs will be fed properly and regularly. Sonoma’s Haven cannot be liable for damage or loss by or to dogs at this facility. Some dogs being boarded at the facility may have other dog aggression. Caution is taken while handling all dogs and such dogs do not participate in group play activity however there is always a risk of an unpreventable event to occur. If such event occurs rescue will not hold Sonoma's Haven or its staff liable for vet bills associated with the incident.
Rescue/Owner understands the concept of dog boarding, group play, and overnight boarding is to allow dogs to socially interact with both humans and dogs. Dogs in group play participate in supervised activities such as fetch, jumping, playing with toys; there is always a possibility of injury resulting from rough play between dogs. The Rescue/Owner agrees that any injury to their dog during their use of the facility shall not bring any liability of any type on the part of Sonoma’s Haven or the rescues that board at the facility.
PHOTO AND VIDEO RELEASE: We love to post pictures and videos on Facebook and our website. Rescue/Owner agrees to allow Sonoma's Haven to use rescues pet’s name and any images or likeness of rescues pet taken while he/she is at Sonoma's Haven, in any form, for use at any time, in any media, marketing, advertising, illustration, trade or promotional materials without compensation, and rescue releases to Sonoma's Haven all rights that rescue may possess or claim to such image, likeness, recording, etc.
DOG’S HEALTH: Rescue/Owner understands that even if Rescue/Owner(s) dog is vaccinated for Bordetella (Kennel Cough)and/or Canine Influenza there is a chance that the Rescue(s) dog can still contract Kennel Cough and/orCanine Influenza. Rescue/Owner agrees that Rescue/Owner will not hold Sonoma's Haven responsible for any costs arising from Rescue/Owner’s dog(s) contracting any dog-dog transmitted ailments. Rescue/Owner understands special-needs dogs, young puppies, and senior dogs naturally have a higher risk of injury, stress-related illnesses, weakened immune system, or exacerbation of any pre-existing or breed specific condition. As such, by using our facility for boarding the Rescue/Owner is waiving any claim for injury or illness experienced by Rescue/Owner’s dog while in our care. Dogs should receive Bordetella within last 30 days prior to arrival at our facility.
Rescue/Owner agrees to inform our facility if the dog is showing any signs of being sick, has fleas (rescue will be charged for flea bath/Capstar), or that its behavior may jeopardize the safety and health of other dogs and/or our staff. If rescue is not using a vet approved flea prevention and fleas appear we will require that a capstar and nexgard are given and will be invoiced on the boarding invoice.
Abandonment shall automatically relinquish all rights and claims by the Rescue/Owner to the animal. Abandonment is determined to be the refusal to provide or perform the legal obligations for care of the animal by its Rescue or Agent.
Sonoma’s Haven is authorized by the Rescue/Owner to seek veterinary care,
including emergency care, at the owner’s expense. If time permits Sonoma’s Haven will try and contact you before obtaining any care; however, this form serves as the authorization Sonoma’s Haven needs to obtain veterinary care for your dog regardless. The Rescue/Owner is responsible for veterinarian expenses and transportation, whether or not the owner was reached in advance.
We believe in quality and compassionate care for the dogs that are here with us. Many dogs we take in we do not know their past. During their stay with us we want to ensure if a dog becomes hospice that their treatment and quality of life is the best during their final days. We will seek advice from our partner vet and follow care using our vets advice. Should the rescue disagree with the treatment plan and end of life care the dog will need to be picked up and other arrangements made by the rescue.
The Rescue/Owner agrees to pay all charges for boarding as is described in the Boarding Fees section.
The Rescue/Owner covenants not to initiate any legal proceedings of any sort against Sonoma’s Haven as a result of illness, injury, damage or death to owner’s dog while staying at Sonoma’s Haven and agree that, should the owner bring a legal action against Sonoma’s Haven, the correct result of such a legal action should be a summary dismissal in favor of Sonoma’s Haven and the owner will also agree to pay Sonoma’s Haven costs, including, but not limited to attorney’s fees.
I HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND, AND AGREE TO ALL THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AUTHORIZATION.
I will notify Sonoma’s Haven of any changes to the pickup date and assume full responsibility for any additional charges. The Rescue/Owner hereby agrees to waive and release Sonoma’s Haven and their employees/volunteers from any right that you may have in law to recover medical payments, bodily injury damages, or property damages for any liability regardless of the cost, as a result of any injury resulting from the actions of my dog, any other dog, or any humans. I hereby agree to the pet care authorization form as the Rescue/Owner of the dog. I also certify that my rescued dog is/are in good health and do not show any signs of illness that may be contagious. Furthermore, I certify that all the information provided about my rescued/owned dog is accurate to the best of my knowledge. I have read, understand, and agree to all the provisions of this form.