Insurance protects your dog walking and pet sitting business against any covered losses to your business
Bonding protects your customers from your business if your business breaches its contract with them.
Google the term, "Insurance companies for dog walkers."
Click on the site “Pet Sitting Insurance USA comparison chart …” at http://petsits.com/petsittinginsuranceusa.htm
Pet Sitters Associates or PSA
Pet Sitters International or PSI
Acceptable coverage for Bodily Injury or Property Damage:
$1 million for each occurrence
$2 million general aggregate
$1 million personal injury
$2 million aggregate limit
$100,000 Fire Legal Damage limit
$15,000 each occurrence for loss of pets in your care with a $30,000 aggregate
$1,000 each occurrence for veterinary expenses with a $5,000 aggregate
$10,000 each occurrence for loss of personal property with an aggregate of $25,000 including a surety bond
$2,000 for lost key and re-keying costs of a customer’s home.
$5,000 Medical expenses
Staying Out Of Trouble
Make sure that you have the house key before you leave on your walk.
Carefully open and close outside doors because some dogs and cats are escape artists.
Don't cruise the customer's home; don’t go where you have no business going because you may be monitored.
Don't use a customer's bathroom unless it's an emergency
You don't know the possible state of disrepair of the toilet
Customers generally don't like it when strangers use their toilets.
Get an owners instructions and permissions in writing, including feeding, medication, treats, bringing in the mail, etc.
Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org