Pet Sitting Contract

    Pet Sitting Contract

    The parties to this contract and agreement are:

    Full Legal Names:* Physical Address:* Post Code:* Home Phone: Work Phone: Mobile:* (Hereinafter referred to as "the Owner")


    Business Name: Happy Waggers and Sleepy Whiskers Physical Address: 12 Lichfield Road, Talke, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST7 1SQ (Hereinafter referred to as "the Sitter")

    The parties choose the above stated addresses as their physical addresses at which legal proceedings may be instituted. Whereas the Owner wishes to engage the Sitter and the Sitter agrees to undertake the services under the terms and provisions defined in this Pet Sitting Contract as well as the Owner's Information sheet, Pet Information sheet(s) and the Veterinary Release Form which shall all become part of this Contract. Any reference to pets or pets in this contract shall refer to those specified on the Pet Information sheet(s).

    1. Relationship and Responsibilities

    It is expressly understood that the Owner retains the services of the Sitter as an Independent Contractor and not as an employee. The Sitter undertakes to perform the agreed-on services in an attentive, reliable and caring manner and the Owner undertakes to provide all necessary information to assist in this performance.

    2. Compensation

    2.1. The Sitter shall be paid the amount of £20 per visit and no deductions shall be made for late departure or early return of the Owner. 2.2. Additional fees may include the purchase of necessary items for the care of the pet(s), including but not limited to pet food, litter or cleaning supplies, transportation, unexpected visits and emergency expenses for health care. The Sitter shall retain and submit receipts as proof of additional expenses. 2.3. 50% of the total amount shall be payable in advance and payment of the balance effected within 3 days of receipt of the account for the outstanding balance. 2.4. The booking is confirmed once the deposit payment has been received. For late bookings, the booking is confirmed once the total amount has been received.

    3. Duration

    3.1. This Dog Walking Contract shall come into effect once the contract has been signed by both parties and shall terminate when either party gives 7 (seven) days written notice of termination. 3.2.The onus shall be on the Owner to confirm his/her return and his/her availability to resume care of the property and pet(s) prior to or on the last day of this contract term failing which the Sitter may perform additional visits in the interest of the pet(s). 3.3. Any additional visits or duties shall be calculated at £20 per visit.

    4. Cancellation or Early Termination

    4.1. In the event of pet sitting cancellations that are notified to us 46 days prior to the start of the booking period, all fees other than the non-refundable deposit will be refunded. 4.2. Any pet sitting bookings that are cancelled between 31 days and 45 days before the start date of the booking, will require 75% payment for services. 4.3. All pet sitting bookings cancelled within 30 days will be payable in full. 4.4. If the pet service provider cannot provide the service agreed, we will do our best to arrange an alternative, unless in extreme circumstances, where we will endeavour to give 24 hours notice.

    5. Liability

    5.1. The Sitter will perform the duties required to the best of his/her ability in a responsible manner. 5.2. The Sitter accepts no liability for any breach of security or loss of or damage to the Owner's property if any other person has access to the property during the term of this agreement. 5.3. The Sitter shall not be liable for any mishap of whatsoever nature which may befall a pet or caused by a pet who has unsupervised access to the outdoors. 5.4. The Owner shall be liable for all medical expenses and damages resulting from an injury to the Sitter caused by the pet as well as damage to the Owner's property. 5.5. The Sitter is released from all liability related to transporting pet(s) to and from any veterinary clinic or kennel, the medical treatment of the pet(s) and the expense thereof. 5.6. When the care of the pet/s is shared with someone else, the Sitter cannot take responsibility for the actions of the other care provider/s.

    6. Indemnification

    The parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless each other as well as respective employees, successors and assigns from any and all claims arising from either party's willful or negligent conduct.

    7. Emergencies

    In the event of an emergency, the Sitter shall contact the Owner at the numbers provided to confirm the Owner's choice of action. If the Owner cannot be reached timeously, the Sitter is authorized to: 7.1. Transport the pet(s) to the listed veterinarian; 7.2. Request on-site treatment from a veterinarian; 7.3. Transport the pet(s) to an emergency clinic if the previous two options are not feasible.

    8. Security

    The Sitter warrants to keep safe and confidential all keys, remote control entry devices, access codes and personal information of the Owner and to return same to the Owner at the end of the contract period or immediately on demand.

    9. Relaxation of Terms

    No relaxation, indulgence, waiver or release by any party of any of the rights in terms of this Pet Sitting Contract on one occasion shall prevent the subsequent enforcement of such rights and shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any subsequent breach of any of the terms.

    10. Whole Agreement

    This Pet Sitting Contract and Owner's Information sheet, Pet Information sheet(s) and the Veterinary Release Form attached constitute the sole and entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof and the parties waive the right to rely on any alleged expressed or implied provision not contained therein. Any alteration to this agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.

    11. Assignment

    No party may assign any of its rights or delegate or assign any of its obligations in terms of this Pet Sitting Contract without the prior written consent of the other party, except if inclement weather or a bona fide emergency prohibits the Sitter from fulfilling his/her duties in which event the pet's Guardian may be called upon to care for the pet(s).

    12. General

    The parties agree that any or all parts of this agreement may be submitted to the other party in legible and recordable electronic form and upon acknowledgement of receipt by the receiving party shall become valid parts of the agreement. Paragraph headings are for convenience of reference only and are not intended to have any effect in the interpretation or determining of rights or obligations under this agreement. Where appropriate words signifying one gender shall include the other and words signifying the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.

    Emergency Contact

    Emergency Contact Name:*

    Emergency Contact's number:*

    Prefered time of walk/visit for each day (Please note that group walks are between 9 am and 3 pm Monday to Friday, although efforts are made to meet each customer’s preferred time this is not always possible. Please also note that collection may be before 9 am):

    Property Description

    Securely Fenced:* YesNo Pet Door:* YesNo Describe any problems with the fence (ie. gate not easily latched, dog digs under fence, etc): Location of cleaning supplies:

    Security System (if applicable): Company Name (if applicable): Code (if applicable): Phone Number of Security Company (if applicable): Password (if applicable): Arming Instructions (if applicable): Disarming Instructions (if applicable): Will you have any one else on your property around the walk/visit time (relatives, friends, house cleaner, etc)?: Who: When: Anything else I should know:

    Pet's Information

    Pet 1

    Pet's Name:* Pet's DOB:* Breed:* Colour/Markings:* Sex:* Spayed femaleMaleFemaleNeutered male Fleaing brand:* Fleaing Treatment Frequency:* Worming Brand:* Worming Treatment Frequency:* Medical Conditions/Medication: Date of last vaccination:*

    Pet 2

    Pet's Name: Pet's DOB: Breed: Colour/Markings: Sex: Spayed femaleMaleFemaleNeutered male Fleaing brand: Fleaing Treatment Frequency: Worming Brand: Worming Treatment Frequency: Medical Conditions/Medication: Date of last vaccination:

    Pet 3

    Pet's Name: Pet's DOB: Breed: Colour/Markings: Sex: Spayed femaleMaleFemaleNeutered male Fleaing brand: Fleaing Treatment Frequency: Worming Brand: Worming Treatment Frequency: Medical Conditions/Medication: Date of last vaccination:

    Pet 4

    Pet's Name: Pet's DOB: Breed: Colour/Markings: Sex: Spayed femaleMaleFemaleNeutered male Fleaing brand: Fleaing Treatment Frequency: Worming Brand: Worming Treatment Frequency: Medical Conditions/Medication: Date of last vaccination: Permission to give your pet treats.* NoYes Permission to take photos/videos of your pet and post them online.* NoYes

    Veterinary Release Form

    If any of the pets named above becomes ill or is injured, I request Happy Waggers and Sleepy Whiskers to take the pets to:

    Veterinary Office Name:*



    Contact Telephone:*

    Alternate Veterinary Office Name:



    Contact Telephone:

    If the chosen Veterinary Offices are unavailable or far away in the case of an emergency, I give Happy Waggers and Sleepy Whiskers permission to choose an appropriate alternative.

    If your pet/pets are insured:

    Pet Insurance Number:

    Policy Company


    I hereby authorize the attending veterinarian to treat any of my pets as listed above and I accept full responsibility for all fees and charges incurred in the treatment of any of my pets. The Dog Walker/Pet Sitter is authorised to transport my pet(s) to and from the veterinary clinic for treatment or to request "on-site" treatment if deemed necessary. If I cannot be reached in the case of an emergency, the Dog Walker/Pet Sitter shall act on my behalf to authorize any treatment excluding euthanasia.

    I give permission to approve treatment up to £*

    I will assume full responsibility upon my return for payment and/or reimbursement for veterinary services rendered up to the above stated amount.

    Signed on by the Owner who warrants his/her authority to enter into this agreement.

    Email Address:*