Terms and Conditions

Dog walking and Pet sitting services in Billericay

Terms of Business for Services Effective 1st Jan 2018

  1. All clients will be deemed to have accepted Walk and Sit with Me terms and conditions (as laid out here) on signature of the application form.
  2. Walk and Sit with Me will not confirm any booking until a free consultation has been carried out with the client and application form has been completed and signed.
  3. Walk and Sit with Me reserves the right to cancel the contract at any time & with immediate effect if the dog does not respond well to the walker and/or other dogs.
  4. The client understands that Walk and Sit with Me will apply personal judgement and cut short a walk if necessary because of extreme weather conditions (heat, thunder storms, snow) for the safety of both the dogs and the walker.
  5. Walk and Sit with Me will do their best to alert the client as soon as possible of any injuries to their pet whilst in the care of Walk and Sit with Me using the emergency contacts provided by the client.
  6. All dogs must be provided with a lead along with a collar and tag with the telephone number of the owner engraved upon it if they are partaking in walking services.
  7. Full payment for services (agreed either at time of booking or subsequently) is to be made within 7 days of receipt of invoice or, by the date specified on the invoice via cash or bank transfer unless specified in writing otherwise. If payment is not made within this time Walk and Sit with Me has the right to refuse further services to client.
  8. The Client is solely responsible for any harm or damage caused by their dog/pet while it is under the care of Walk and Sit with Me and agrees to indemnify Walk and Sit with Me in full against any liability arising from such harm or damage to third parties.
  9. The Client agrees that, in admitting their dog to walking services, Walk and Sit with Me has relied on the Client’s representation that their dog is in good health and has not harmed or shown aggression or threatening behaviour toward any person or any other dog.
  10. Walk and Sit with Me offer walking services where dogs co-mingle in groups and the Client accepts that during the course of normal dog play their dog may sustain injuries. All dog play is monitored to avoid injury but some injuries may occur despite the best supervision.
  11. The Client is responsible for the full cost of treatment of any injuries or illness that their dog receives while under the care of Walk and Sit with Me.
  12. The Client authorises the staff of Walk and Sit with Me to seek veterinary advice and/or treatment as they deem necessary. This will be carried out by the Client’s preferred Vet as stated in the application form, but this cannot be guaranteed in an emergency. Therefore the Client accepts that the staff of Walk and Sit with Me may use any registered Vet. The Client agrees to pay all such costs immediately upon pick-up of their dog, or by agreement with the proprietor.
  13. Bitches may not attend Walk and Sit with Me Services apart from pop in services while in season or pregnant.
  14. The Client agrees to take any necessary measures or precautions to ensure that their dog is continuously free of contagious, infectious, or otherwise communicable diseases including Kennel Cough. The Client agrees to notify Walk and Sit with Me immediately of any infectious and/or contagious disease or conditions their dog has been exposed to or is affected by.
  15. The Client accepts that even though their dog is vaccinated against Kennel Cough there is a chance that their dog can still contract Kennel Cough. The Client agrees that they will not hold Walk and Sit with Me responsible if their dog contracts Kennel Cough while attending dog walking services.
  16. Walk and Sit with Me will care for your animal as you would, and whilst we will make every effort to ensure your pet is well looked after in our care, we cannot be held liable for any loss, injury or death to a pet either inside or outside of the home whilst in our care.
  17. The Client consents to their dog being photographed, videotaped, and/or used in any media or advertising including social media by Walk and Sit with Me without prior approval. This material is then owned by Walk and Sit with Me.
  18. The Client agrees that Walk and Sit with Me is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged leads, collars, tags, clothing or any other item left with their dog.
  19. The client gives Walk and Sit with Me permission to enter their property to carry out the booked service at the arranged date and time
  20. The Client agrees that, by signing up to Walk and Sit with Me, this will indemnify in full against any liability arising from loss or damage to the property or its contents, in present and future circumstances.
  21. No variation of these Terms and Conditions will have effect unless confirmed by Walk and Sit with Me  in writing.