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Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Insurance

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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.

Our automatic package also protects against financial loss and legal 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.

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How our pet sitting & dog walking insurance works

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

There’s more to being a dog walker than keeping an eye on some extremely good boys. When you are responsible for looking after somebody’s pet, there are many things which can go wrong.  The dog could run out of the door and bite somebody or perhaps damage someone’s property when under your custody.  These are all common occurrences and public liability insurance would cover these types of claims under Tradesman Saver’s dog walker insurance. This cover is essential, whether you’re just starting out as a dog walker, or just want protection as you expand your business.

If you’ve got a number of dedicated walkers in your growing dog walking pack, then you’ll legally need employer’s liability insurance in case anything unfortunate happens in the line of duty.

A generic dog walkers insurance policy won’t fit the bill. That’s why we’ve put our most relevant covers together in one policy, which you can tailor using our online quote form, to ensure you get the cover you need, when you need it most.

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.

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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.

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*This indicative price is for £1m public and products liability, £250,000 legal expenses, £10,000 financial loss and £10,000 accidental death insurance cover for a sole trader. The price includes insurance premium tax and our admin charge. 22% of new customers paid less than £59 between 1st January 2019 and 31st August 2019. The actual price you pay will depend upon your specific business requirements and will be affected by your trade, your claims history and the optional covers you select which are all priced separately during the quote process. This website is intended for customers based in the UK and is therefore subject to the UK regulatory regime(s) © Copyright 2020 Tradesman Saver | Tradesman Saver and Henry Seymour & Co. are trading names of Barkdene Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN 303965) for our insurance distribution and credit broking activities. Barkdene Limited is a credit broker not a lender. You can check this on the Financial Services register https://register.fca.org.uk/.
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