This Agreement is made between K9 Pet Trackers, LLC, dba “Missing Animal Response Network (“MARN”), a Washington state Limited Liability Corporation, and the applicant (“STUDENT”) for the purpose of setting forth the exclusive terms and conditions by which MARN agrees to waive tuition fees ($350.00) for the approved Student /scholarship recipient if the Student agrees to abide by the following:
- STUDENT agrees that they will use what they learn in the MAR Course to volunteer their lost pet recovery services and that they will not start a for-profit lost pet recovery business. STUDENTS may solicit and receive donations for their services, but they will not charge a fee for their services. If STUDENT decides that they want to offer fee-based (for profit) lost pet recovery services, they agree to reimburse MARN $350.00 for the cost of training.
- STUDENT agrees to read and abide by the MARN CODE OF ETHICS and all MARN Training Policies. If STUDENT fails to follow these policies, they agree to reimburse MARN $350.00 for the cost of training.
- Upon completion of training, STUDENT agrees to become a member of MARN by joining the MARN Member Network at a cost of $69.00 per year. Becoming a member provides several benefits to the STUDENT, including a FREE listing on the MARN website directory plus the option to attend monthly “member only” training sessions with guest speakers who talk about various lost pet recovery topics.
- STUDENT also agrees to be listed on the MARN website’s National Pet Detective Directory as a resource in their community so that pet guardians in their state who’re seeking assistance can find the STUDENT and their services. If STUDENT fails to be listed on the Directory for volunteer lost pet services, they may be required to reimburse MARN for all or part of the $350 training cost based upon the length and amount of services provided.
- If STUDENT decides to train a search dog to find lost pets, they agree to upgrade to the 10-week MAR Field course at a cost of $250.00, to upgrade to Professional K9 Handler member level (cost $149 a year), to take at least one round of MAR K9 training through MARN with their dog (cost $750.00), and to have their search dog tested (for Mission Ready status) through MARN. STUDENT agrees that they will either train their dog on their own, train their dog through MARN’s MAR K9 program, or a combination of both. STUDENT agrees that they will not train their dog with any non-MARN approved dog trainers without first getting permission from MARN.
- STUDENT agrees to incorporate the use of Petco Love Lost’s facial recognition software (formerly known as “Finding Rover”) into their lost pet recovery work efforts. This includes scanning photos of client’s lost pets in an attempt to match the photo with the found pets currently held in shelters and foster homes, as well as scanning photos of found pets (strays/feral) in an attempt to match the photo with the lost pets sitting inside area shelters and listed on the Petco Love Lost website at https://lost.petcolove.org.