Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Insurance
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Why do you need pet sitting or dog walking 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 (as a result of your negligence), 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.
Tradesman Saver’s Public Liability Cover For Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers
Our standard cover is:
- Up to £5 million cover for public and products liability
- £10,000 cover for any financial loss (£50K cover optional)
- Worldwide liability cover for temporary work abroad for up to 14 days (excluding the USA and Canada)
Whether you’re a casual pet sitter, a tireless dog walker or run a barking pet boarding business, Tradesman Saver’s tailored pet sitting insurance automatically includes public liability cover – the most important insurance policy for a dog walking business. This protects you if one of your canine charges escapes his leash and bites another member of the public. These sorts of claims can cost a small fortune, but the public liability cover included in our standard dog walkers insurance means you won’t be responsible for paying any of the resulting expenses.
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, you may want to consider 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, or try our quick and easy quote system, and start building your ideal policy today.
Online & Anywhere
We like to keep things simple. Your quote, purchase and documents are all available online, anytime.
No need to wait for your documents. Our tradesman cover starts from the moment you purchase.
Public liability, products liability, financial loss, legal expenses and accidental death cover as standard.
Cashflow is important to every business. Spread the cost by paying in easy monthly instalments.
Pet Boarding & Doggy Day Care Insurance
We also offer cover to insure pet boarding and pet caring businesses – and this includes cat walking and sitting insurance, of course.
Simply select the trade that summarises what you do best on our quick online quote form for immediate cover after you buy.
Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions
Do pet sitters need insurance?
While it isn’t a legal requirement to carry pet sitters insurance, we highly suggest having some form of cover in place, in case of any accidents or emergencies. You are legally exposed to public liability claims as a pet sitter or walker, 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 Dog Walking Insurance cost?
The cost of a pet sitter or dog walkers insurance policy depends on the type of pet care you’re providing, so the cost of the insurance is affected by three factors:
- The experience you and your business has accumulated over time
- The cover you require – which might include some optional covers
- Any previous claims you may have made
Therefore, the cost depends on what kind of services you offer clients, such as grooming; hiring employees, for example, will require adding employers liability insurance to your policy, which will increase the price.
Try our quick online quote form or get in touch with our team today to discuss your needs and pick the best package for your dog walking business.
What insurance do dog walkers need?
One of the most crucial parts of a dog walking insurance policy is public liability insurance, which protects you in the event that one of your pooches causes harm to a member of the public, or their actions damage property. This, amongst several other policies, are all included within our automatic package, meaning you don’t need to worry about missing out on the most important forms of cover. Tool and equipment insurance can also be extremely beneficial component of dog walking insurance, offering you money to put towards replacing any equipment like leashes, bowls or carry cages which get damaged, lost or stolen.