Pet Parade Guidelines

DEEP ELLUM ARTS FESTIVAL PET PARADE LIABILITY WAIVER

I understand that my attendance in the Deep Ellum Arts Festival Pet Parade is not without risk to myself, my pet, other family members or viewers, and other parade participants (human or animal “pet”). These include, without limitation, risks of physical injury, mental injury, emotional distress, trauma, death, contact with other participants and their pets, and property damage. All risks are known and appreciated by me. I waive any and all specific notice of the existence of the risks. I shall assume responsibility for and pay my and my pet’s medical and emergency expenses in the event of injury, illness, or other incapacity regardless of whether I authorized such expenses. I agree that I, as owner of the above pet(s), am solely responsible for the pet(s) behavior and physical control and agree to carefully monitor and control it at all times.

By reading, signing and dating this document, I hereby waive and release the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Main Events International (MEI) and its owners, employees, agents, volunteers, sponsors and contractors, the Deep Ellum Association, the Deep Ellum Foundation, the City of Dallas and/or owners of any or all premises on which this event is held, and/or its employees, agents and volunteers of said organization, from any and all damages, losses, fines, claims, suits, expenses (including attorney fees and defense costs), judgments and/or liabilities of any form or nature resulting from any act or omission of any pet or pet owner participating in the parade. This release of liability includes, but is not limited to any injury, death, sickness or personal injury or property damage my pet or I may suffer while on or around the premises where the parade is held. This release also includes specifically, but without limitation, any and all forms of personal injury (including death) and property damage to myself, other persons, and other animals resulting from the act or omissions of any and all pets or pet owners and I expressly assume the risk of such damages or injuries and losses throughout the duration of the curriculum.

I also agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless release the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Main Events International (MEI) and its owners, employees, agents, volunteers, sponsors and contractors, the Deep Ellum Foundation, the City of Dallas, the Deep Ellum Association and/or owners of all premises on which this parade is being held, and/or the employee’s agents, and volunteers of said owners from any and all claims, suits, losses, damages, expenses (including attorney fees and defense costs) judgments, fines, penalties and/or liabilities, due to any and all forms of personal injury (including death) and property damage which my pet or I may cause, or be alleged to have caused, to any person, animal, or property while on or around the premises where the parade is carried out, or in connection with the instruction provided by parade organizers, their employees, agents and/or any of the above released parties.

The Deep Ellum Arts Festival Pet Parade is for domestic/house hold pets. Pets are encouraged to be dressed in Festive Attire. Owners will be required to clean up after their pets. Awards will be determined by the judges’ final decision.