Volunteer Application

I hereby fully and forever waive, release, hold harmless, indemnify and defend Secondhand Mutts and its respective employees, volunteers, agents, officers, board members, trustees, successors and assigns, together with their insurance carriers (collectively “Secondhand Mutts”), from and against any and all actions, claims, demands, causes of actions, lawsuits, controversies, expenses or damages of every nature whatsoever, which I may have now or in the future against Secondhand Mutts, for any and all personal injuries of any kind and nature, mental or emotional injury, including but not limited to any claim of intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, as well as any and all other types of losses, including property damage, all economic and non-economic claims, injuries to other pets and other damages, known and unknown, arising out of or attributable to my service and participation as a volunteer of Secondhand Mutts. I understand that as a volunteer of Secondhand Mutts, I may be exposed to certain risks, including but not limited to injuries related to the care, handling and proximity to animals. By my signature below, I voluntarily agree to assume and/or incur all risks of loss, impairment, damage or injury of whatever kind, including economic and non-economic, physical, emotional, psychological or psychiatric injuries and damages, including death, that may be sustained or suffered in connection with my service and participation as a volunteer of Secondhand Mutts whether or not due to, in whole or in part, the acts, omissions, negligence or other fault of Secondhand Mutts. I understand that as a volunteer of Secondhand Mutts, I am not covered by Workers’ Compensation or any other insurance policy of Secondhand Mutts for any damages or injuries I may sustain through my service and participation as a volunteer. I am aware that as a volunteer of Secondhand Mutts I am acting as its representative, and I agree to act responsibly at all times by maintaining a professional demeanor and protecting the organization’s rescued animals by abiding by Secondhand Mutts’ policies and procedures, the directives of Secondhand Mutts’ staff, and by practicing common sense and responsible animal handling techniques. I have read this waiver and release and understand all of its terms, and I execute it voluntarily and will full knowledge of its significance. By submitting this form online to Secondhand Mutts I have agreed to its terms.
Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

Services provided by
Gateway Animal Clinic

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Dunks for Dogs


Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Join us for a fun night! Dunk some of Cleveland’s favorites! All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cleveland Kennel/City Dogs and Secondhand Mutts. All are welcome to attend, admission is free! Raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle and lots of fun at the Dunks for Dogs event!   Step on up, give a […]

Secondhand Stuff: Flea Market & Rummage Sale


Saturday, September 23, 2017 Interested in selling your stuff? pots are first-come, first-serve until they are gone. Contact Leah Kubiak by August 30, 2017 at lmkubiak@secondhandmutts.org for seller information and reservations.

Just Add Salt+: A Fine Dining Experience to Benefit Secondhand Mutts


Sunday, October 1, 2017 SAVE THE DATE! Join us for a fine dining experience at one of the “hottest new restaurants in Cleveland”. There is limited seating available for parties up up to 15. Co-owners Jessica Parkison and Chef Jill Vedaa will serve up an amazing five courses paired with wine. Cash bar cocktail hour […]


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