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What Does Dog Walking Insurance Cover?

 


 

Have you ever wondered what would happen if your dog got hurt during a visit with your dog walker? Well, that is exactly why dog walking insurance was created. Today we’re going over what it covers and why you need to make sure that your dog walker has it.

Dog walking insurance covers the client and their pet’s while in the care of a dog walker.

  • If your dog somehow gets out and makes a mad dash into traffic and gets hurt, your covered.
  • Any injuries to others they may happen while your dog is with your dog walker. For example, a child runs up to your dog and scares them, causing the child to get bit, the insurance will cover those medical expenses.
  • If the dog walker feeds them food or exposes them to something that they are allergic to and they have to go to the vet for care, your dog is covered for that as well.

What dog walking insurance doesn’t cover is the dog walker themselves.

They need to be covered by worker’s compensation insurance. This will cover them in case your dog walker or pet sitter is injured at your property. This can include instances such as:

  • They slip on ice, fall down the stairs, or otherwise get hurt while at your house
  • For some reason your feels afraid or threatened and the pet sitter gets bitten

Dog walking insurance won’t cover them if they get injured. And if their own insurance won’t cover their care, then it’s possible that they may try to get your homeowner’s insurance to cover their injuries. That’s why it is important to make sure that your dog walker or pet sitter is also covered by worker’s comp.

Are Wet Nose Pet Sitters Insured?

We sure are! All of our sitters are covered by our bonding and insurance. We are bonded and insured by the Business Insurers of the Carolinas. And if we’d be happy to provide proof of this upon request. We are also proud members of the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters and Pet Sitters International. We have employees (versus independent contractors) so we are also covered by worker’s compensation.

As always, if you have any questions or want to book services, don’t hesitate to contact us! 

 

 

6 Places to Go With Your Dog in Fort Collins

 

Fort Collins is a very dog friendly town and there are plenty of places to explore with your pooch. Keep in mind that Fort Collins recently changed its health code rule. That means, often times pet dogs are not allowed inside outdoor patios any longer, but can be right outside the fence.

Sierra Trading Post

Who doesn’t love Sierra Trading Post, the discount outdoor wares store? Now fido can love it with you too. Sierra Trading Post is extremely dog friendly and loves to see pups in their store. You and your dog can check out their awesome pet section and maybe even pick out a new harness.

Bath Garden Center

Does your doggy love picking out new plants (or better yet, picking out new things to pee on)? Then head on over to Bath Garden Center. This store is very dog friendly inside and out and even has their own store foster dog. Just be sure to keep an eye on your dog, you don’t want him peeing on a plant that isn’t yours yet!

Home Depot

This large warehouse store is friendly to dogs. Many dogs love perusing the isles and getting to greet the friendly people who work there.

Jax

This outdoor recreation store is extremely dog friendly. Your dog will love getting to say “Hi!” to the friendly employees and plan for your next adventure with you.

Walrus Ice Cream

While this beloved ice cream shop does not allow dogs inside, they do have a special treat for canine companions. Every Sunday is dog day! Where Fido can get a bit of doggy ice cream to enjoy with you. Busy on Sunday? That’s okay, you can ask for a doggy scoop of vanilla ice cream to share with your dog.

Gryphon Games and Comics and the Purple Cup Cafe

Even though dogs are not allowed inside the coffee area, they are welcome to go into the store and hang out in the game area. Dogs love to go shopping with their folks and enjoy the sunshine!

General Guidelines for Taking Your Pet With You:

  • Always keep your dog leashed, on a hand held (non-retractable) leash
  • Always be under your control
  • Should be potty trained
  • Have all his shots and be healthy (for his and other dogs protection)
  • And be friendly to other dogs and strangers

It’s always fun to bring your pet with you with you’re out an about. Just make sure your pet is comfortable and follow the above guidelines for a good time. Also, brush up on the newest leash laws too.

Do you have a favorite place to take your pet? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook page!

Doggy Daycare VS Dog Walker – What’s the Best for Your Pet?

 

We know that it is hard to be away from your pet all day. Whether it’s weekdays at work or day trips, leaving them behind can leave you worried. And there are a lot of different options for pet care during the day, it can be hard to know which is best. Two of the most popular options are dog daycare and dog walking. Here are the differences that you need to know before you chose what’s best for your pet.

 

Dog Daycare

This is a short term kennel for your dog. Doggy daycare is not much different than children’s day care. Owner’s drop off their pets on their way to work or out for the day. Then, you pick your dog back up at the end of the day on the way home.

Best for dogs who:

  • Love to socialize
  • Need a lot of stimulation during the day
  • Are healthy and have all of their shots

If it’s a convenient location for you to drop off and pick up, then this could be a good option. Especially, if you have a large dog that wants to play and socialize all day long. Since your dog will be interacting with other canines, it’s important that they have all of their shots. But for puppies, anxious or sickly dogs, it may not be the best choice.

Dog Walking

Dog walkers are great because they come straight to your home. No need to wrangle your pet in the car or pack a bag of treats and toys for them. Basically a pet sitter can come once or twice (AM and PM) during the day while you are gone. They will play with your dog, take them for a walk to check the “P-Mail,” plus feed them and give them a little cuddle time.

Best for dogs who:

  • Have anxiety
  • Gets car sick
  • Are sick or injured

While dog walking can be best for the dogs listed above, it is actually is a great option for all pets. Your pet gets the comfort of their home and neighborhood.

If you’re looking to find out more about dog walking and pet sitting or schedule services, make sure to give us a call!