Liability Release Waiver:
I understand that I am solely responsible for any harm caused by my dog(s) while my dog(s) is/are receiving grooming services at Riverwalk Pet Hospital & Resort. (RPHR). I also understand and agree that in admitting my dog(s), RHPR has relied upon my representation that my dog(s) is/are in good health and have not harmed or shown aggressive or threatening behavior towards any person or any other dog. If I am unreachable in the event of an emergency, I hereby authorize RHPR, its agents, and/or representatives to perform immediate veterinary care for my dog based on the options I chose. I understand that all costs in connection with veterinary, medical or other treatment, shall be my responsibility. I hereby release and agree to save and hold harmless, RHPR, its directors, officers, employees, assistants, members and agents from any and all liability, claims, suits, actions, loss, injury, or damage of any nature or kind, or for any liability, claims, suits, actions, loss, injury or damage which I or my dog(s) may sustain or which may be caused in any way by my dog(s). I specifically, without limitation, agree to fully indemnify RHPR for any and all such liability, claims, suits, actions, losses, injury or damage. Although we carefully screen all applicants, occasionally we discover that this is not an appropriate environment for every dog. RHPR reserves the right to deny admittance to Owner’s pet for any reason at any time.
I understand that RPHR puts my pet's comfort and safety above all else. In the event that my pet’s coat is matted, I understand that the groomer may have to shave the matts out rather than perform a painful dematting procedure. I also understand that if my pet is severely matted, a licensed veterinarian will need to examine my pet and a treatment plan will be created based on the additional services needed.
If a pet within the care of RPHR is found to have intestinal parasites, their stool will be tested and if it yields a positive result, an examination will be performed (if not current) and a dewormer will be prescribed by one of our veterinarians at the owner's expense. If a pet is found to have fleas and/or ticks, a veterinarian will prescribe medication to treat the current infestation and will prescribe a flea/tick prevention at the owner's expense. We recommend all pets to be current on flea, tick, and heartworm prevention year around. If a pet’s fecal test shows a positive result, the pet will
not be able to return until treatment is complete and yields a negative fecal test result.
RPHR requires the following vaccinations/tests:
Dogs: Rabies (initial vaccine booster after 1 year, then administered every 3 years thereafter), DHPP (every 3 years) Bordetella (every 6 months), Bivalent Canine Influenza (H3N8 and H3N2) (yearly), Fecal (yearly) * pet has tested negative within the last 12 months.
Cats: Rabies (initial vaccine booster after 1 year then, administered every 3 years thereafter), FVRCP (yearly), Fecal (yearly) * pet has tested negative within the last 12 months.
A written proof of vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian is required. Verbal notice is not an acceptable form of proof. If a pet is not current on the required vaccinations and tests for grooming, the pet will need to have an exam with an RPHR veterinarian and those required vaccinations
and tests will be performed at the cost of the owner. These accommodations must be made at time of scheduling grooming. Allow extra time at check in as a technician will need to also speak with you.
Besides myself, I release the following person to pick up my pet(s):
Emergency Contact -
**I authorize my emergency contact to make medical and financial decisions in my