I, the undersigned dog owner, hereby acknowledge and agree to the following terms and conditions before availing the dog grooming services provided by Spaws Grooming:
1. Health and Vaccinations
I affirm that my dog is in good health and has received all necessary vaccinations, including but not limited to rabies, distemper, and parvovirus. I understand that it is my responsibility to maintain up-to-date vaccination records for my dog and to provide them upon request.
2. Behavior and Aggression
For professional grooming services, I certify that my dog does not pose a threat to the safety and well-being of other animals or individuals during the grooming process. For self-serve dog wash, I understand that I am solely responsible for supervising my dog and preventing any aggressive behavior or nuisance to other dogs or individuals present in the facility.
3. Release of Liability for Professional Grooming Services
I acknowledge that professional dog grooming involves inherent risks and hazards, including but not limited to accidental injury, allergic reactions, and stress-related incidents. I agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Spaws Grooming and its employees from any and all liabilities, claims, or expenses arising from or in connection with the professional grooming services provided, except in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct.
4. Release of Liability for Self-Serve Dog Wash Station
I understand that using the self-serve dog wash station involves inherent risks and hazards, including but not limited to accidental injury, slips, and falls. I agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Spaws Grooming and its employees from any and all liabilities, claims, or expenses arising from or in connection with the use of the self-serve dog wash station, except in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct.
5. Emergency Situations
In the event of an emergency or injury to my dog while in the care of Spaws Grooming, I authorize the groomer to seek veterinary treatment at my expense. I understand that the groomer will make reasonable efforts to contact me or my designated emergency contact before taking any action, but if unable to do so, they may act in the best interest of my dog’s health and well-being.
6. Pre-existing Conditions
I understand that if my dog has any pre-existing medical or skin conditions, the grooming process may cause discomfort or exacerbate these conditions. I authorize the groomer to make necessary adjustments to ensure my dog’s safety and will not hold them liable for any discomfort or consequences arising from grooming pre-existing conditions.
7. Payment and Cancellation Policy
I agree to pay the agreed-upon fee for the grooming services rendered, as determined by Spaws Grooming. I understand that cancellations must be made within a reasonable time frame and that failure to do so may result in a cancellation fee or forfeiture of a deposit, if applicable.
8. Photography and Social Media
I give permission for Spaws Grooming to take photographs of my dog during or after the grooming process. I understand that these photographs may be used for promotional purposes on Spaws Grooming’s website, social media platforms, or other marketing materials, without any compensation to me.
I have read and fully understand this waiver, and I voluntarily sign it as the legal owner or authorized agent of the dog named above.