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PAWS FOR VETERANS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT


I AGREE TO MAINTAIN PROPER CARE AND HANDLING OF MY SERVICE DOG FOR THE ENTIRE LIFE OF MY SERVICE DOG, SUCH AS:


I AGREE TO FEED HIM/HER A HIGH QUALITY DOG FOOD 2 TIMES DAILY

I AGREE TO HAVE CLEAN FRESH WATER AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES

I AGREE TO KEEP HIS/HER SHOTS UP TO DATE BY A PROFESSIONAL VETERINARIAN

I AGREE TO TAKE MY DOG ON WALKS NO LESS THAN ½ MILE DAILY

I AGREE TO PLAY WITH MY DOG AT LEAST ONCE EVERY DAY (FETCH, HIDE AND SEEK, ETC.)

I AGREE TO BATHE MY DOG USING DOG SHAMPOO AND CLEAN WATER ONCE A MONTH

I AGREE TO KEEP MY DOG ON A MONTHLY FLEA/TICK AND HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVE

I AGREE TO TRIM MY DOG’S NAILS MONTHLY BY A GROOMER, VETERINARIAN, OR MYSELF

I AGREE TO MONITOR MY DOG’S ANAL GLANDS AND TAKING HIM/HER TO A VETERINARIAN OR GROOMER TO HAVE THE ANAL GLANDS EXPRESSED AS NEEDED

I AGREE TO CLEAN MY DOG’S EARS 2 TIMES A MONTH

I AGREE TO TAKE MY DOG TO THE VETERINARIAN WITHIN 12 HOURS OF THE DOG DISPLAYING SIGNS OF ILLNESS OR LETHARGY

I AGREE TO TAKE MY DOG TO A VETERINARIAN ANNUALLY FOR A HEALTH EXAM AND VACCINATIONS INCLUDING: RABIES, DISTEMPER, LEPTO, PARVO, AND BORDETELLA

I AGREE TO MICROCHIP MY SERVICE DOG AND UPDATE THE ADDRESS OF THE MICROCHIP IF I RELOCATE

I AGREE TO REGISTER MY SERVICE DOG WITH BASE ANIMAL CONTROL

I AGREE TO LICENSE MY DOG WITH THE CITY OR COUNTY THAT I AM LIVING IN AND KEEP LICENSE CURRENT

I AGREE TO MAINTAIN PET INSURANCE FOR MY SERVICE DOG THROUGH MY HOME OWNERS, RENTERS, OR A PRIVATE INSURANCE POLICY AND PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THE POLICY TO PAWS FOR VETERANS WITHIN 1 MONTH OF RECEIVING MY SERVICE DOG

I AGREE TO NOT ALLOW ANYONE OTHER THAN MYSELF TO HANDLE MY SERVICE DOG OUTSIDE OF MY HOME

I AGREE TO NEVER LEAVE MY DOG OUTSIDE OR INSIDE ON A TIE OUT, LEASH, DOG RUN, CHAIN, OR ANY OTHER METHOD, UNATTENDED

I AGREE TO KEEP MY DOG SECURE IN A CRATE OF PROPER SIZE FOR MY DOG’S SIZE IF I EVER NEED TO LEAVE THE HOME WITHOUT TAKING MY DOG WITH ME

I AGREE TO BOARD MY DOG AT A PROFESSIONAL KENNEL, BOARDING FACILITY, OR VETERINARIAN IF I EVER NEED TO LEAVE MY DOG FOR MORE THAN 1 DAY AT A TIME

I AGREE TO ONLY TAKE MY DOG TO DOG PARKS THAT CHECK ALL DOG’S VACCINATION RECORDS AND MONITOR FOR AGGRESSIVE DOG BEHAVIOR

I AGREE TO SOCIALIZE MY DOG WITH OTHER DOGS, ANIMALS, CHILDREN, AND ADULTS A MINIMUM OF ONCE A WEEK

I AGREE TO NOTIFY PAWS FOR VETERANS IN THE EVENT OF AN ILLNESS, BITE, INJURY, OR ACCIDENT WITHIN 2 HOURS OF THE EVENT

I AGREE TO NEVER SURRENDER, GIVE AWAY, OR TAKE MY DOG TO A SHELTER OR ANYONE THAT HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY PAWS FOR VETERANS IN WRITING

I AGREE THAT IF FOR ANY REASON I CAN NOT MAINTAIN PROPER CARE OR FOLLOW ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED CONDITIONS FOR MY SERVICE DOG, I WILL CONTACT PAWS FOR VETERANS AND TURN MY DOG AND ALL DOG RELATED SUPPLIES OVER TO PAWS FOR VETERANS

I AGREE THAT IF THERE WERE TO BE ANY INCIDENT INVOLVING ANIMAL CONTROL, BASE HOUSING, OR POLICE, I WILL NOTIFY PAWS FOR VETERANS WITHIN 1 HOUR OF SUCH INCIDENT I AGREE TO NOT ABANDON THE DOG AND REPORT LOSS, INJURY, OR ILLNESS TO PAWS FOR VETERANS IMMEDIATELY

I AGREE TO SURRENDER VEST, ID CARDS, AND ANY OTHER SUPPLIES PROVIDED BY PAWS FOR VETERANS AND THEIR AFFILIATES IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING INCIDENT ANY INCIDENT INVOLVING ANIMAL CONTROL, BASE HOUSING, OR POLICE

I AGREE THAT UPON COMPLETION OF INVESTIGATION, IF I AM FOUND IN VIOLATION, I WILL SURRENDER DOG TO PAWS FOR VETERANS (OR AUTHORITIES IF NECESSARY) AND RELEVANT PARTIES WILL BE NOTIFIED I AGREE TO PERSONALLY ACCEPT ALL RESPONSIBILTY AND LIABILITY OF MY AND MY SERVICE DOGS ACTIONS

I AGREE THAT AT NO TIME WILL I USE MY SERVICE DOG VEST ON ANY OTHER DOG OTHER THAN MY PAWS FOR VETERANS DESIGNATED AND APPROVED SERVICE DOG I AGREE THAT AT NO TIME WILL MY SERVICE DOG BE ALLOWED OFF LEASH WHILE OUTSIDE MY HOME UNLESS IN A COMPLETELY FENCED IN AND HUMAN SUPERVISED SETTING IF AT ANYTIME I DO NOT FOLLOW ALL RULES AND GUIDELINES

I AGREE TO SURRENDER SERVICE VEST, ID CARDS, SUPPLIES, AND SERVICE DOG TO PAWS FOR VETERANS (OR AUTHORITIES) AND BE REMOVED FROM THE PAWS FOR VETERANS PROGRAM

I AGREE THAT IF I AM FOUND IN VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE TERMS, I WILL FINANCIALLY REIMBURSE PAWS FOR VETERANS THE TOTAL COST OF MY SERVICE DOG, SUPPLIES, AND TRAVEL EXPENSES INCLUDING ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSES THAT PAWS FOR VETERANS INCURS IN HAVING TO TAKE BACK POSSESSION OF MY SERVICE DOG INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO TRAVEL, FINES, AND VETERINARY CARE 


IN ADDITION, I AGREE TO THE PROGRAMS MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF:

-2 INITIAL FULL WEEKS TRAINING AT THE PAWS FOR VETERANS LOCATION

-MONTHLY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (UP TO 12 MONTHS OR YOUR GRADUATION FROM THE PROGRAM) DEMONSTRATING YOUR AND YOUR DOG’S PROGRESS

-1 FINAL WEEK OF TRAINING, TESTING, AND GRADUATION AFTER COMPLETION OF TRAINING (OR AFTER 12 MONTHS FROM INITIAL TRAINING)


IF REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET AND MAINTAINED, IT MAY RESULT IN REMOVAL OF YOUR SERVICE DOG AND SUPPLIES, REMOVAL FROM THE PROGRAM, FORFEIT OF ALL FUNDING, AND/OR NOTIFICATION AND REPORTING TO RELEVANT OFFICIAL PARTIES


BY SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION, YOU AGREE TO THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS