Le Petit Chien ….. the small dog! (aka "Le Petit Chien") (the “Group”) is a purely social organization promoting the care and socialization of dogs (the “Goal.”) The Founder, Co-Founder, Organizers, Assistant Organizers and Officers of the “Group” have volunteered their time to organize social activities to promote the “Goal”.
I understand that attendance at “Group” Events is not without risk to me, my guests or my dog(s). I recognize and accept the inherent risk related to participation in “Group” Events activities. I also recognize and accept that some of the dogs which (we) will be exposed may be difficult to control and may be the cause of injury, even when handled with the greatest amount of care.
I hereby waive and release the Founder, Co-Founder, Organizers, Assistant Organizers and Officers of the “Group”, any hosts, including Pabby’s Pet Pantry / Pabby's Pet Care / Pabby’s Pet Resort LLC, its officers, employees, members and agents from any and all liability of any nature, for injury or damage which I, my guests or my dog(s) may suffer, including specifically, but without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of said dog(s), or any other dog, and I expressly assume the risk of any such damage or injury while attending any “Group” Event, training session or other function of the centers, or while on the training grounds or the surrounding area thereto.
In consideration of and as an inducement to the acceptance of my application for attendance by my dog(s), my guests and/or me at any “Group” Event or function at Pabby’s Pet Pantry / Pabby's Pet Care / Pabby’s Pet Resort LLC or any other venue, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless, the Founder, Co-Founder, Organizers, Assistant Organizers and Officers of the “Groups,” any hosts, including Pabby’s Pet Pantry / Pabby's Pet Care / Pabby’s Pet Resort LLC, its officers, employees, members and agents from any and all claims by any member of my family or any other person accompanying me to any “Group” Event or function of Pabby’s Pet Pantry / Pabby's Pet Care / Pabby’s Pet Resort LLC, or surrounding area thereto as a result to action by any dog, including my own, or for any other reason.
I agree to abide by the following Policies:
Applicants must be of at least 21 years of age to join “Le Petit Chien.”
Children under the age of 14 will not be permitted to attend any "Le Petit Chien" Event.
To maintain my membership in Le Petit Chien, I will regularly attend the group events. I understand that if I do not attend a Le Petit Chien event within 6 months of joining, my membership may be removed. I also understand that my membership be removed if I do not attend at least two events a year.
Members may bring up to one (1) guest to any “Le Petit Chien" sponsored event. A maximum of 2 dogs per adult will be permitted to attend any “Le Petit Chien" event.
Members must keep their dog(s) in sight at all times and restrained when necessary. It is the member's sole responsibility to supervise their dog(s) when attending "Le Petit Chien" sponsored activities.
All dogs must be current on their Core Vaccinations, as determined by their personal veterinarian. We will require a PHOTOCOPY of your dog's CURRENT RABIES CERTIFICATE (to be retained for our records), as vaccination for rabies is mandated by Federal and Pennsylvania State Law.
Puppies must be at least 16 weeks of age and must be up to date on their "Puppy Vaccination Series" to attend our Events.
All dogs must be in good heath to attend Meetup Events. If your dog is ill, harboring parasites or other infectious disease, they may not attend "Le Petit Chien" events until they have received clearance from their veterinarian.
To prevent the spread of communicable disease, we ask that if you have recently adopted/purchased your dog/puppy, that you wait at least four (4) weeks until you bring them to one of our Events.
Unspayed females, when in heat, may not attend “Group” Events. Male dogs over the age of 6 months must be neutered to attend our Events.
Flexi Leads (retractable leashes) or pinch collars are not permitted at any “Le Petit Chien” sponsored event. To ensure everyone's safety, leashes may be no longer than 6 feet in length.
Dogs must be kept on-leash and under control at all times. Dogs may play "Off-Leash" ONLY during "Announced Off-Leash Play Time."
Treats or toys may not be brought to “Le Petit Chien” Events as they may create aggression problems between dogs.
Be prepared to clean up after your dog so that we will continue to be welcome wherever our meetings may be held. Failure to clean up after your dog(s) may result in the loss of privileges and/or membership in “Le Petit Chien."
It is never appropriate to discipline other members’ dogs. Many training philosophies exist and your methods may interfere with the other dog’s training. If you are having an issue with another members’ dog, notify the owner and do not attempt to correct the dog yourself. If the problem continues, bring the situation to the Organizer’s or Walk Leader’s attention. If you attempt to discipline another member’s dog, you may lose your membership in “Le Petit Chien."
“Le Petit Chien" will not knowingly accept aggressive or uncontrollable dogs into any "Le Petit Chien" sponsored activity, event or program. If a dog is identified by the Organizer as aggressive, the owner/handler will be warned and asked to control their dog. If an aggressive incident results in injury to any “Le Petit Chien" member, guest or dog, the aggressive dog will immediately be dismissed and become ineligible to participate in any future "Le Petit Chien" activity, event or program. The owner/handler of the aggressive dog agrees to be solely responsible for ANY AND ALL costs, including but not limited to: medical bills, veterinary bills or any necessary rehabilitation incurred by any person or dog which may be the victim of their dog’s aggressive attack.
If your schedule changes and your are unable to attend an Event that you have RSVP'd "Yes" you MUST update your RSVP to "NO" as soon as possible and no later than 1 hour before the scheduled Event. Failure to update your RSVP, resulting in a "NO SHOW" may result in the loss of privileges and/or membership in “Le Petit Chien."
If it appears that a member has joined "Le Petit Chien" to locate breeding stock and/or to sell or purchase puppies or dogs, they will immediately lose their membership privileges in “Le Petit Chien."
By joining Le Petit Chien ..... the small dog! you certify that you have read and agree with our "Terms of Membership Agreement" in accordance with the Electronic Records and Signatures in Commerce Act, Public Law 106-229