TERMS & CONDITIONS
The parties herein agree as follows:
This contract will take effect upon signature by both Client and Wakefield Dog Walker, referred herein as “Pet Sitter” and will remain in effect until terminated by either party as provided below in Item 9, for the scheduled service periods. Client may make telephone reservations for additional service at any time during the term of this contract, subject to Pet Sitter availability. All scheduled visits will be governed by all the terms of this contract. We appreciate as much advance notice as possible but will make every effort to accommodate all requests. In the event of an early return home, Client must notify Pet Sitter promptly to avoid being charged for an unnecessary visit(s).
The fee per visit is stated. The total number of visits expected during the first scheduled service period will be mentioned on your contract. Other assessed fees for the first scheduled service period are possible. TOTAL FEE expected for the first service period is stated clearly on your invoice. To the extent additional visits are requested or approved by client, or otherwise authorized under this Agreement, such additional visits will be charged at the same per visit rate set out above.
Pet Sitter is authorized to perform care and services as outlined on this contract. Both Pet Sitter and Client recognize that the welfare of the animal is the highest priority. If in Pet Sitter’s judgment additional services become necessary during the service period to properly care for the animal, Pet Sitter will first make reasonable attempts to contact Client. If Client cannot be contacted for whatever reason, Pet Sitter is authorized to undertake such additional steps as may in the reasonable judgment of the Pet Sitter be necessary or appropriate for the health and welfare of the animal, including but not limited to (a) additional visits by Pet Sitter to provide care for the animal; (b) consultation with Client’s Veterinarian listed above, or with an emergency veterinary care provider should Client’s Veterinarian be unavailable; (c) authorizing care and treatment as recommended by Client’s Veterinarian or an emergency veterinary care provider (excluding euthanasia) up to a maximum cost of $10k; and (d) such other steps as may in the reasonable judgment of Pet Sitter be necessary or appropriate for the health and welfare of the animal. Client agrees to be responsible for all fees and expenses incurred for care and treatment of the animal pursuant to this paragraph, and releases and holds Pet Sitter harmless from all liabilities related to transportation, treatment and expense. Client agrees to reimburse Pet Sitter/Company for any expense incurred, plus any additional fees for attending to animal’s needs or any expenses incurred for any other home/food/supplies needed.
In the event of inclement weather, natural disaster or circumstances beyond our control, e.g. acts of terrorism, etc., Pet Sitter is entrusted to use best judgment in caring for pet(s) and home. Pet Sitter/Company will be held harmless for consequences related to such decisions.
Pet Sitter agrees to provide the services stated in this contract in a reliable, caring and trustworthy manner. In consideration of these services and as an express condition thereof, CLIENT EXPRESSLY WAIVES AND RELINQUISHES ANY AND ALL CLAIMS AGAINST PET SITTER/COMPANY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF SERVICES HEREUNDER, EXCEPT THOSE ARISING FROM GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT ON THE PART OF PET SITTER/COMPANY. SHOULD PET SITTER OR ANY AUTHORIZED PERSON ACCOMPANYING PET SITTER SUSTAIN ANY INJURY, DISEASE OR OTHER HARM IN THE COURSE OF PROVIDING SERVICES HEREUNDER, CLIENT WILL INDEMNIFY PET SITTER/COMPANY AND HOLD IT HARMLESS WITH RESPECT TO ALL LOSS, EXPENSE AND DAMAGE CAUSED THEREBY, EXCEPT THOSE ARISING FROM GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT ON THE PART OF PET SITTER/COMPANY.
Client acknowledges that payment is due immediately upon completion of a scheduled service period without further invoice or notice. A finance charge of 35% per month will be added to unpaid balances after 30 days. A handling fee of $100 will be charged on all returned checks. An advance deposit may be required whenever warranted in the sole judgment of Pet Sitter. In the event it is necessary to initiate collection proceedings on the account, Client will be responsible for all attorney’s fees and costs of collection.
In the event of personal emergency or illness of Pet Sitter, Client authorizes Pet Sitter to arrange for another qualified person to fulfill responsibilities as set forth on this contract. In such case, Pet Sitter will remain fully responsible for the proper discharge of all services under this Agreement. Every attempt will be made to notify client regarding such situation.
All pets are to be currently vaccinated.
Pet Sitter and Client each may terminate this contract at any time by written notice to the other. Pet Sitter will be entitled to payment for all services rendered until notice of termination is received, and for any transition services reasonably required to provide for the health and welfare of Client’s pets. Pet Sitter will not terminate during a period of scheduled service unless Pet Sitter determines, in his/her sole discretion, that a danger exists to the health or safety of Pet Sitter. If such concerns preclude Pet Sitter from providing further care of the pet, then Client authorizes pet to be placed in a kennel, with all charges therefrom to be charged to Client. Every attempt will be made to notify Client regarding such situation.
Client acknowledges that by signing below, he/she is providing written approval for the provision of services by Pet Sitter during any service period scheduled by Client and accepted by Pet Sitter. Upon such scheduling and acceptance, Pet Sitter/Company will be authorized to enter Client premises and perform services without additional signed contracts or written authorization and to accept telephone reservations for future visits.
Please note: Due to a pet’s excitement to see us, “door darting” may be attempted by a pet. We take every precaution to prevent this from occurring but do require that all dogs and cats under our care wear an ID tag (or collar) stating their name and your phone number.
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