Lost Pet Professionals Missing Pet Private Service Contract

 

Lost Pet Professionals Missing Pet Private Service Contract

 

Contract Approval and Agreement / Hold Harmless and Release of Liability / Explanation of possible outcomes

Although we endeavor to help and assist in the return of missing pets, we do not guarantee that by using our services your pet will be found. Our clients pay for services based on the hourly use of our time, expenses and efforts. For this reason, we do not refund fees for services rendered. All deposits are non refundable once search has been scheduled regardless of reason including the recovery or demise of the pet.

Many times we are handed a contract which we sign without reading. This is not one of those contracts. You will be held responsible for understanding all the protocols and terms explained here.

I agree to hold Karin TarQwyn, Lost Pet Professionals and Jordina Ghiggeri hereinafter referred to as THE SEARCH TEAM,  owners, employees and heirs harmless for their attempts in locating my missing pet.
Furthermore I understand all of the following:

• First and foremost... you must understand that the investigation, Search and tracking of missing pets is an art... not a science. The basic techniques and protocol in use have proven to be effective in law enforcement and search and rescue operations. However, it has been necessary to alter and add to those techniques and protocols resulting in adaptation based on situation.

• I understand that participating and observing investigative work for missing pets involves certain risks, including but not limited to, physical contact with animals, extreme weather, dangerous terrain and other conditions. These risks include but are not limited to injury, death, animal bites and scratches.

• I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless THE SEARCH TEAM, owners, employees and heirs harmless from any claim by myself or third parties that may arise out of the Search and Investigation for my pet except for claims based on intentional or reckless conduct by  THE SEARCH TEAM. I hereby release, THE SEARCH TEAM, volunteers, employees and heirs from any liability whatsoever, whether my pet is or is not located. I waive the rights and benefits and protections afforded by any provision of the Nebraska statute or other that exempts me from general release execution regardless of time of execution or statement otherwise.

• If I accompany Jordina, on the Search, I assume any and all risks involved whether or not they have been explained to me. I agree to comply with all local ordinances including those laws in regard to trespass during the investigative operation and take full responsibility for myself, my family or individuals I maybe ask to voluntarily assist in the search for my pet. Tracking dogs will not be allowed to trespass onto private property without the property owner's permission which is the responsibility of the pet owner to attain. THE SEARCH TEAM will not be responsible for actions or person of anyone involved in a search outside their own staff.

• If a tracking dog, magnet or target animal becomes injured during the Search for my pet, I agree to pay any and all veterinary bills applicable related to the injury sustained. At no time will smoking be permitted around the K9 team. Please advise everyone of this non negotiable requirement.

• Experience has proven that the dog team can begin to get tired and lose motivation if they are kept on the road for more than five days. It is understood that the dog team will not be kept on the road away from home for more than five days at a time including travel days.

What you can expect or may experience:

• A search may take many forms based on the leads and information presented or discovered during the investigative process. We will pursue our search based on the highest Search probability theory. The tasks and summaries pursued will be decided upon based on a combination of your pet's normal behavior patterns, his/her personality profile, the environment in which he was last seen as well as the point of escape scenario. The combination of these characteristics when compared with other searches similar in content, makeup the decision process resulting in the proposed highest search probability tasks and search areas. We may utilize many tools during the search to include K9 tracking teams. The tracking dogs are members of our family, as well as valuable members of our team but there maybe instances when it is decided not to use them based on the situation or the environment.
The health and safety of our dogs will be held first and foremost in every case.

• Pet owners, their families and supporters are encouraged to participate in the search; however they must not interfere with the process or any members of our team to include both canine and handlers. Participants understand that they may be asked to leave the area at any time upon the request of the investigator. Tracking and magnet dogs are not to be approached or pet without the permission of the handler.

• Our team will work with other professionals involved in the search, location and capture of missing pets. We may take the information and incorporate it into our Search or we may not and we reserve the right to decide upon which actions and information we will use. We will always be in charge of the Search and decision making process. Pet owners or their supporters who may feel that it is necessary for them to lead or guide the Search should consider the above statement. It is irrevocable and should we experience excessive interference and find it necessary to discontinue our services, we will be entitled to our full fees as per the contract.

• This can be a very emotional process for some people. We are very understanding and are well versed in assisting pet owners with their grief during a Search. We may suggest many useful behavior modifications that individuals may incorporate into their grief process while we are all diligently working on the case. Time is of the essence and we are always very conscious of this fact. We will endeavor to get the most done in the least amount of time always taking into consideration the needs of the tracking dogs first.

• All reports, photos, aerials, diagrams, documentation and video generated during the search are the property of Lost Pet Professionals and Karin TarQwyn. At times, photos and stories are used in marketing and documentary features. The undersigned releases all interest in photos and otherwise and realize the possible uses for the aforementioned.

A little about Scent and your pet: There are many factors that affect scent and a tracking dogs' ability to easily find and track your pet. Time, weather, heat, strong winds, heavy rains, ice, snow, nicotine from cigarette smoke, or heavy contamination by chemical, auto fumes, diesel or gasoline can all contribute to a poor scent trail. It is also important to note that pets can travel great distances depending on how long they have been missing. The dogs are trained to follow the most recent scent trail they can find but if your pet has been out in the escape area for a length of time, this can make detecting the correct track very difficult for the tracking dog. Please be sure and alert us if your pet has spent time in the escape area prior to his missing event.

Investigative, travel & location fees: Time involved in a search operation includes but is not limited to: logistics, planning, report writing, debriefing, phone consultations and meetings. Actual hours on site searching, do not reflect the sum total of hours worked. Fees for location and travel are separate fees. A location/travel fee is charged for expenses incurred for travel to include, mileage, gasoline, lodging, hourly fees and other charges related to travel.

Cancellation: Deposits and retainers are non refundable once paid. Once a Search is scheduled, that slot of time is reserved and a deposit is paid for that time period. Retainers are paid prior to departure and in some cases maybe paid at the time of the deposit depending on the circumstance. Cancellation for any reason including the recovery or demise of the pet can result in the forfeiture of the deposit and/or retainer and travel fees.

 

The following are possible outcomes of a search:
Please read and understand the following section completely:

Our Investigation and search may result in the finding and recovery of your pet.
Realistically, if a dog has been missing more than one week and/or is roaming this is a lower probability. The second outcome below is the most likely.
OR

Our Investigation and Search may result in a direction of travel, the most likely escape scenario and/or the pet's most likely experience and recent location as in the roaming dog.
As our time with you is very limited, we may leave you with the best suggestions, tasks and actions necessary for the continued Search and return of your pet. In the case of pet's missing more than five days or those that are roaming, this outcome is a strong possibility when we are hired for a limited time. In many scenarios the Field Agent/Handler may propose a theory as to what has happened to the animal which the pet owner may accept or reject. The Field Agent/Handler will not be held responsible or liable for any theory whether correct or incorrect. An educated theory based on experience and comparable cases maybe necessary in several scenarios including but not limited to citizen recovery, dogs that meet with an accident or predator as well as the roaming dog at large.
OR

Our Search and Investigation may find that your pet has most likely met with an accident or some other tragedy that most likely caused his or her death.
In the absence of evidentiary remains that are 100% verifiable as your pet, the Field Agent/Handler  may propose a theory as to what has happened to the animal which the pet owner may accept or reject. The Field Agent/Handler  will not be held responsible or liable for any theory whether correct or incorrect. An educated theory based on experience and comparable cases maybe necessary in certain accident situations; the most common of these is a predator situation.
OR

We may be unable to detect what has happened to your pet due to a variety of reasons but which include but are not limited to;
lack of a verifiable scent for your pet in the area, poor or contaminated scent article, possible sightings that are unverifiable based on the time allowed, or myriad other situations that are outside our control. When a pet has been missing for an extended period of time, this outcome can result.
OR

The information gathered in the time allotted does not provide a clear set of leads and evidence when compared to our experiences.
The results maybe inconclusive and more than one probability is possible

 

 

 

Please read this... ROAMING DOG Addendum to contract

 
 

Please read this... HIGH ALTITUDE Addendum to contract

 
 

Please read this... EXTREME HEAT Addendum to contract

   
 

Please read this... EXTREME COLD Addendum to contract

   

   
 

Working with the tracking dogs... What you can expect

   

 

Contract Approval and Agreement... Hold Harmless and Release of Liability

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By my approval below I acknowledge and accept the afore mentioned conditions. This release supersedes any other agreements or promises made to anyone whether oral or written and can only be modified in writing by an authorized representative of Lost Pet Professionals. I completely understand that I as the pet owner and or my representative may participate in the search efforts but do so at our own risk. I am responsible for advising all parties present for the search of this requirement. Should any of the aforementioned cause concern,  I will ask for clarification. By my approval I am confirming my understanding and agreement with the protocols aforementioned.

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I understand and agree with these statements & conditions.

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Although we endeavor to help and assist in the return of missing pets, we do not guarantee that by using our services your pet will be found. Our clients pay for services based on the hourly use of our time, expenses and efforts. For this reason, we do not refund fees for services rendered. The SEARCH TEAM nor the Field Agent/Handler will not be held responsible or liable for any theory whether correct or incorrect. An educated theory based on experience and comparable cases maybe necessary in certain situations which the pet owner may accept or reject.

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I understand and agree with these statements & conditions.

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I have read, understand and accept the contract and its protocols. I have read, understand and agree to abide by the terms of the Roaming Dog Addendum. I also understand that deposits are non refundable once the search has been scheduled.

I understand that a fee schedule will be submitted to me based on the location where my pet is missing and will include travel and expenses to and one location in one day. I further understand that the location fee will include the first two hours of the search. Additional hours will be billed at a rate of $125.00 per hour.

By filling in your name below in the APPROVAL box, you are agreeing to abide by the statements, conditions, addendums and protocols of this contract. Your name below is your electronic signature and your approval of this contract.

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After agreeing with the three YES/NO approval boxes and adding your name to the approval box above,  please click on the submit button below. Your contract approval will be emailed immediately to us.

For immediate HELP call: 888-569-5775

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