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Pet Sitting Insurance

Stay protected against any third party claims with Tradesman Saver’s pet sitting insurance, which automatically covers you for:

  • Public Liability
  • Financial Loss
  • Products Liability
  • Legal Expenses
  • Accidental Death
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Both full-time and part-time pet sitters need to have insurance to protect them against claims made by clients or third parties in the event of any accidental injuries or damage caused to their property. If a pet you’re looking after injures someone or causes damage to someone’s property, a claim against you can quickly get costly. Having the right insurance guarantees you financial cover if you are required to pay any compensation.

Why do you need pet sitting insurance?

Looking after someone else’s pet can be the job of a lifetime for any animal lover, but it is also a huge responsibility, and you’ll need to be prepared in case of any accidents and emergencies. For example, if you’re in a client’s house and you accidentally break something, they could legally demand compensation. Alternatively, if the pet you’re looking after injures someone else or damages something, that person could make a claim against you. Having the right insurance policy means you won’t need to worry about footing the bill, relieving any potential financial strain.

At Tradesman Saver, our pet sitting insurance also covers you for the care and custody of pets, which specifically focuses on accidents that happen to pets in your custody.

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Why Us?

Online & Anywhere

We like to keep things simple. Your quote, purchase and documents are all available online, anytime.

Instant Cover

No need to wait for your documents. Our tradesman cover starts from the moment you purchase.

Added Protection

Public liability, products liability, financial loss, legal expenses and accidental death cover as standard.

Monthly Instalments

Cashflow is important to every business. Spread the cost by paying in easy monthly instalments.

With Tradesman Saver’s insurance for pet sitters, we automatically include public liability cover, which is perhaps the most important insurance policy. This protects you against claims made by members of the public and your clients in the case of any accidental damage or injury.

If you run a pet sitting business which hires employees, you legally need employer’s liability insurance, even if your employees are only on casual contracts. This protects you against any claims your employees may file against you if they’ve been injured on the job, or had their personal property damaged. However, if you work on a freelance basis and rely on a steady stream of jobs to maintain your income, we recommend taking out a short term income protection policy, which guarantees an income if you’re unable to work as a result of illness or an injury.

Get in touch with our expert team for more information about our pet sitting insurance, and start building your ideal policy today.

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What’s included with our Automatic Cover

Pet Walking & Pet Carer

We even offer cover to insure pet walking and pet caring business. Simply select the trade that summarises what you do best on our online quote form for immediate cover after you buy.

It Shouldn’t Happen To A Pet Sitter

Here is an example of a claim:

You’re pet sitting for a customer in their property whilst they’re away. Unfortunately, as you go to feed their pet, you accidentally knock over an expensive vase and it shatters. Your customer is furious and they demand compensation from you. Your public liability has you covered though; it covers the cost of the compensation for you, so you can continue doing what you love – looking after your favourite furry friends.

Do pet sitters need insurance?

While it isn’t a legal requirement to carry pet insurance, we highly recommend having some form of cover in place, in case of any emergencies. You are legally exposed to public liability claims as a pet sitter, and you want to be prepared for anyone making a claim against you if you are found responsible for injuries or damages.

How much does pet sitting insurance cost?

The cost of a pet sitters insurance policy depends on the type of pet care you’re providing. For example, if you go to clients’ homes, you may need extra cover to protect you against the loss of keys. The cost also depends on what kind of services you offer clients, such as grooming. Hiring employees, for example, will require adding employer liability insurance to your policy, which will increase the price. Get in touch with our team today to discuss your needs and pick the best package for you.

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*Based on £1,000,000 public liability, £250,000 legal expenses & £10,000 accidental death cover for a sole trader © Copyright 2019 Tradesman Saver | Tradesman Saver is a product of Henry Seymour & Co (Barkdene Ltd) which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.Registered in England No 1842617 Insurance Brokers. All rights reserved.
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