The Waiver of Liability is to protect you and your dog.  

FOUR PAWS ELKHOUND RESCUE TWISTED TAIL RALLY EVENT

Acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability and Indeminifcation ("Release") and understanding of and adherence to the Rules and Regulations governing the dog park are conditions of participating and using the dog park facilities.

Assumption of Risk

I hereby acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate and use with my dog(s) the off-leash dog park located at North Park in Allison Park, PA and operated by Allegheny County Parks.  I fully understand and acknowledge that unleashing my dog and bewing physically present at the Dog Park involves risks of injury to me, any individual accompanying me, other people, my dog(s) and other dog(s), including but not limited to, risks resulting from aggressive dogs, unpredictable behavior and lack of proper training.  I further understand and assume that despite the efforts of North Park, there is a risk that not all dogs present in the Dog Park are licensed and vaccinated for rabies as required, which could result in injury to a person or dog.  I understand that additonal risks include, but are not limited to, injury or damage resulting from dog fights, dog bites, theft or capture, dogs escaping, vegetation or standing water that may be poisonous, insects and wildlife, trips or falls and improper vaccination.  I understand that no agent or employee of North Park or Four Paws Elkhound Rescue will supervise the Dog Park at any time, nor does North Park or Four Paws Elkhound Rescue assume liability for any loss or damage for any kind of injury sustained by any human or dog while using the Dog Park.  I therefore assume all risks associated with using the Dog Park, as well as fixtures and equipment located therein, in an unsupervised and self-directed manner.

WAIVER AND RELEASE

I hereby release and forever discharge and hold harmless North Park and Four Paws Elkhound Rescue and their employees, agents, successors and assigns from any and all liability, claims, damages, rights of action and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, exists now or may hereinafter arise resulting from my use or intended use of the Dog Park.  I understand that this Release discharges North Park and Four Paws Elkhound Rescue from any liability or claim that I may have against them, with respect to any bodily injury, personal injury, illness, death or property damage that may results from my use or intended use of the Dog Park, whether caused by the negligence of North Park or its officers, directors, employees, agents or otherwise.  I also understand that North Park and Four Paws Elkhound Rescue do not carry health, medical or disability insurance coverage for me, and they do not assume any responsibility for or obligation to provide financial assitance or other assistance including but not limited to medical, health or disability insurance in the evnet of injury or illness.

INDEMNIFICATION

I further agree to hold North Park and Four Paws Elkhound Rescue and their employees, agents, successors and assigns harmelss from, and to defend them against, and to indemnify North Park and Four Paws Elkhound Rescue for any liability or loss that they may sustain as a result of claims, demands, costs or judgements by or to any person or property arising from my conduct or use of the Dog Park, now or in the future.

I expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Pennsylvania, and that this Release shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania.  I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release are held to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part, those provisions to the extent enforceable and all other provisions will nevertheless continue to be valide and enforceable as though the invalid or unenforceable parts had not been included in this Release.

I have carefully read this Assumption of Risk, Release and Waiver of Liability and Indemnification and understand and fully agree with its contents.  I have also reviewed the Rules and Regulations governing the Dog Park and agree to comply with them.