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DayCamp, Board and Train, and Day Training Policies and Release of Liability 

Policies, terms, and conditions:

By submitting payment, you agree to the following terms and conditions:


Owner understands and agrees that Owner is solely responsible for any harm while Owner’s dog(s) is/are attending DayCamps/ boarding / Board and Train Programs / or Day Training


PHOTO AND VIDEO RELEASE: We love to post pictures and videos on Facebook, our website, and/or in magazine ads. Owner agrees to allow Scholars in Collars Academy to use Owner’s pet’s name and any images or likeness of Owner’s pet taken while he/she is at Scholars in Collars Academy, in any form, for use at any time, in any media, marketing, advertising, illustration, trade or promotional materials without compensation, and Owner releases to Scholars in Collars Academy all rights that Owner may possess or claim to such image, likeness, recording, etc.


 DOG’S HEALTH: Owner further understands and agrees that Owner’s dog(s) are healthy and will at all times while attending Scholars in Collars Academy Have current vaccinations for rabies, distemper, parvoviros, parainfluenza,  and Bordetella a current negative fecal is required yearly.  Owner is not enrolling any dog that has any condition that could potentially jeopardize the health of other dogs or people and has not had any potentially communicable condition within 30 days prior to enrollment. Owner further understands that even if Owner(s) dog is vaccinated for Bordetella (Kennel Cough) there is a chance that the Owner’s dog can still contract Kennel Cough. Owner agrees that Owner will not hold Scholars in Collars Academy Responsible if Owner’s dog(s) contracts Kennel Cough or other dog-dog transmitted ailments.


 FLEA/TICK FREE: All dogs must be flea/tick free. Should a dog be observed to have fleas or ticks, a flea/tick bath treatment will be applied and charged to the owner at a rate of up to $80.00 depending on severity and size of dog.


GROUP PLAY: All dogs must pass a general behavior assessment in order to attend dog-dog group play. No dog may be admitted to group play who shows any signs of any type of aggression. Owner further understands and agrees that in admitting Owner’s dog(s) to dog-dog group play, Owner is representing to Scholars in Collars Academy that Owner’s dog(s) is/are in good health and have not harmed, shown aggression, or exhibited any threatening behavior towards any person or other dogs. Any dog demonstrating aggression or other behavior deemed unacceptable by Scholars in Collars Academy staff may be required to leave daycare/boarding.


RELEASE OF LIABILITY: Owner understands and agrees that during normal dog play, Owner’s dog may sustain injuries. Dog play is monitored by Scholars in Collars Academy Staff to best avoid injury, but scratches, punctures, torn ligaments, and other injuries may occur despite the best supervision. Owner further understands and agrees that neither daycare/boarding nor any of its employees, staff, or volunteers will be liable for any illness, injury, death, and/or escape of Owner’s dog(s) provided that reasonable care and precautions are followed, and Owner hereby releases Scholars in Collars Academy staff or volunteers of any liability of any kind whatsoever arising from or as a result of Owner’s dog(s) attending Scholars in Collars Academy.


PERSONAL PROPERTY: Owner understands that Owner is solely responsible for any harm, including to any other pet(s), to the employees or invitees of Scholars in Collars Academy, or to the equipment, facilities, or other property of Scholars in Collars Academy, caused by Owners dog(s). Owner also agrees that Scholars in Collars Academy shall not be responsible or liable for any lost or damaged personal property belonging either to Owner or Owner’s pet.


FOOD/MEDS when boarding overnight, Owner agrees that it is the Owner’s responsibility to leave an adequate supply of food and medications for Owner’s dog(s) during the entire time Owner’s dog is cared for by Scholars in Collars Academy. Should the food/medication supply need replacement, Owner authorizes Scholars in Collars Academy to purchase replacement and Owner will reimburse Scholars in Collars Academy for the actual food and medication costs plus up to $25.00 time/distance trip fee (per occurrence). 


VETERINARIAN LIABILITY AND CARE: Owner agrees to Scholars in Collars Academy To obtain medical treatment for Owner’s dog(s) if he/she appears ill, injured, or exhibits any other behavior that would reasonably suggest that dog(s) may need medical treatment including anesthesia. Owner agrees to be fully responsible for the cost of any such medical treatment and for the cost of any transportation for the purposes of such treatment. Owner gives permission to Scholars in Collars Academy to use Owner’s vet or nearest 24-hour vet hospital for required treatment.


WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEM: 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 condition. As such, by using our facility for daycare or boarding the Owner is waiving any claim for injury or illness experienced by Owner’s dog while in our care.


ELDERLY DOGS: Owners of elderly dogs (approaching the end of life) need to know if in the event Owner’s dog passes on while in our care, our policy is to transport Owner’s dog to Owner’s vet (within 15 miles) where he/she will be held until Owner can be reached by the Vet for further instructions. If Owner’s vet is closed or outside of our transport distance, then we will transport to nearest 24-hour facility. Trip charge will apply based on time/distance.


GROOMING expense to be paid if Owner’s dog(s) nails are too long and causing breaking of skin or deep scratches to staff, volunteers, and/or other dogs. Nail trim cost up to $15.00.


 PREPAID PACKAGES: Owner understands that prepaid daycare packages are nonrefundable and expire 12 months from date of purchase. Discounted packages are provided only if they are paid for in advance.


PAYMENTS are due and payable at drop off of each visit. Payment may be made by credit card, check or cash. $25 NSF charge for returned checks. We do not keep credit card information on file. There is a 3% extra processing charge when credit cards are taken via PocketSuite.


 CANCELLATION / NO-SHOW POLICY: Cancellations must be done 48-hours prior to reservation date. If cancellation notice for boarding is less than 48-hours an amount of two nights stay will be invoiced. If cancellation notice for daycare is less than 48-hours, half of the cost of the day is still due, if on a package the day will still be counted towards that package's total.


CLOSING TIME: Owner agrees that if Owner’s dog(s) is/are not picked up by closing time of 5:30 p.m. Eastern Standard time, then Owner hereby authorizes overnight boarding appropriate for dog(s) and to pay Scholars in Collars Academy For applicable overnight boarding charge plus any charge for required food.


 RIGHT OF REFUSAL: Scholars in Collars Academy Reserves the right to refuse admittance to any dog or dismiss any dog that does not meet or maintain the health, temperament or other daycare/boarding standards. The determination shall be made at the sole discretion of Scholars in Collars Academy.


18) FULL FORCE AND EFFECT: Owner further understands and expressly agrees that each and every of the foregoing provisions contained in paragraphs 1-18 shall be in force and effect and shall apply to each and every occasion on which Owner’s dog(s) stays with Scholars in Collars Academy for daycare, extended boarding, or other services, as the case may be. This Agreement shall remain in full force and effect as between the parties until and unless otherwise cancelled or superseded by a writing signed by the parties. Owner hereby certifies that Owner has read and understands this Waiver and Release of Liability and the regulations set forth above. By submitting payment, owner agrees to the above policies, terms, and conditions.

Thank you!

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