Volunteer Contract
Cherished Cockers
C/O Christine Bacon
8216 Rushton Drive
Mentor, Ohio 44060-2025

In consideration of this opportunity to volunteer, I agree to the following terms and conditions, intending to be legally bound by them:
I will abide by the mission, rules, regulations, policies and programs of the Cherished Cockers Inc. while I am a volunteer. Yes No
I assume the risks of being bitten, scratched, injured or frightened by dogs and puppies or other Cherished Cockers animals in connection with my volunteer work for Cherished Cockers.
The Cherished Cockers organization, officers and volunteers are not liable to me for any injuries, damages, liabilities, losses, judgments, costs or expenses which I might suffer or sustain in connection to the performance of my volunteer activities for Cherished Cockers unless they are the result of Cherished Cockers' gross negligence or intentional misconduct. Yes No
I will indemnify, defend and hold Cherished Cockers harmless from and against any claims, lawsuits, injuries, damages, losses, costs or expenses sustained by any companion animal or any person in connection with my intentional misconduct or grossly negligent performance of volunteer activities for Cherished Cockers, or my breach of Cherished Cockers' rules, regulations, policies and programs. Yes No
If I suspend volunteer activities, or upon Cherished Cockers' request at any time, I will promptly return all Cherished Cockers supplies, equipment, records, moneys and other items in good, clean condition.
Any modification to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.
This Agreement is binding upon Cherished Cockers, Cherished Cockers' representatives, me and my respective heirs, successors, assigns, executors and personal representatives. Yes No
I will not have a person outside Cherished Cockers temporarily care for Cherished Cockers' animals (i.e. a show visitor, pet sitter, neighbor, relative) unless the person first signs a Hold Harmless Agreement to hold Cherished Cockers, its officers and volunteers harmless in the event of injury or mishap.
In the case of an adoption, an Adoption Agreement is to be signed. Yes No
I agree to INDEMNIFY and HOLD HARMLESS Cherished Cockers for any costs or liabilities which they may incur as a result of my volunteering at or for Cherished Cockers. Yes No
I acknowledge and agree that I have carefully read this Agreement, that I fully understand the same, and that I freely and voluntarily execute the same.
I understand that I may seek independent advice prior to signing this Agreement.
I understand that this Agreement is binding on me, my spouse, my executors, administrators, personal representatives and assigns and that this Agreement has important legal consequences.
The terms of this Agreement are contractual and not mere recitals.
This Agreement will be construed in accordance with and governed by the laws of the State of Ohio. Yes No
I agree to all the terms stated above. I will abide by them and not dispute or take issue with them in any way. Yes No
(For purposes of this application, printing your name is equivalent to a signature.)
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Form adapted from Cocker Spaniel Adoption Center