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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! 

 

 

Top 3 Benefits of Walking with Your Dog

 

It’s no secret that we love dog walking, but it’s also great for you to hit the pavement with your pup as well. Both you and your dog will benefit from frequent walks. Here are the top 3 benefits you can reap by walking with your four-legged friend.

1.) Helps with weight control

Physical activity plays a role in keeping excess weight off. Routinely walking with you pet will not only keep them from getting wider, you’ll notice that you are also keep off unwanted weight. Plus, it improves your mood which make you less likely to stress eat and you’ll have more energy to fix healthy food.

 

2.) Deepens your bond

Our days are busy and they fly by at a record pace. It’s easy to get caught up in daily schedules and forget to spend quality time with your pet. But, when you do take the time out to spend with your dog, you will grow closer. This time is extremely important to your dog’s behavioral development and will provide the foundation for a trusting relationship.

3.) Stronger physical and mental health

Both humans and dogs alike have several health issues that benefit from regular exercise. Plus, the extra activity is great for overcoming  boredom. You’ll start to see improved behaviors around the house because they won’t be as bored or have as much pent up energy.

 

Of course, we love being able to walk your dog while you’re not around, but it’s never too late for you to start walking too. Start out slow and work your way up to longer and longer walks. And make sure to check out these tips for finding the best collar and leash for you and your dog. Soon you’ll feel and see all of the benefits of the new routine.

 

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!