- Dog Walking Contract Template & Contract Writing Tips
That's why your contract needs to communicate your pricing, payment terms, business processes, and expectations while also protecting you from potential litigation.
In this post, we cover what to include in a dog walking contract as well as best practices for collecting contracts and working with clients.
There are four key elements you need to include in your dog walking contract. The main part of the contract is the service agreement. However, the release forms are also very important.
In this video, we show you how to create a client intake form and dog walking service agreement inside of Easy Busy Pets.
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This template can help guide your own contract writing, but be sure to consult with your lawyer.
If you are an independent contractor and don't yet have a formal business name, just swap out the word "Company" for "Contractor" and use your full legal name.
Here's the dog walking contract template:
The following agreement is between Company [your business name] located at [business address] and Client [client's name] located at [client's address]. The agreement details walking services provided to Client's pet.
Client desires to engage Company for dog walking services and agrees to the following:
Pricing & payment
Dog walking services are charged at a rate of $ per session, and are payable in advance of the appointment. When booking your appointment, you can pay immediately at that time.
Injury or escape of Client's pet
Client understands that the Company will take the highest level of care in protecting the Client's pet. Company will take proactive action to ensure that the Client's pet is not placed in the company of aggressive animals. Any unforeseen circumstances causing injury to the Client's pet are the financial liability of the Client.
Injury to other people or pets by Client's pet
Client understands that the Company will take the highest level of care in keeping the Client's pet away from other animals or people that upset the pet. Any unforeseen circumstances causing injury to people or pets by the Client's pet are the financial liability of the Client.
Refunds and cancellation
No refunds are given for services provided. Refunds for prepaid appointments can be given only if the appointment is cancelled with more than 24 hours notice.
Cancellations and rescheduling
To be eligible for a refund, appointments must be cancelled more than 24 hours in advance. Appointments can be rescheduled with 12 hours notice, and the payment will be applied to the new appointment time.
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