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I was brainstorming some on the road money making ideas, and thought, what if I put a nice, professional looking sign on the truck or trailer that said, "Pet Sitting, I will watch your pet for the day while you go sight seeing" (or something to that effect). So, while I am parked in a campground, and I'm working on the computer, I can just have the dogs there keeping me company, and charge mom and dad $10 or $20. What do you think? Good idea? Would you go for it, as a pet owner?
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Hina wrote:Ask for permission, and cross my fingers they say yes, it would be sort of a "value added" to the camp. I could go either way, visit the trailer, and feed the pets, or have them stay with me. I thought some people might not be comfortable giving the keys to the rig to a stranger.
Ask for permission, and cross my fingers they say yes, it would be sort of a "value added" to the camp. I could go either way, visit the trailer, and feed the pets, or have them stay with me. I thought some people might not be comfortable giving the keys to the rig to a stranger.
(value added) not necessarily, something goes wrong, dog bite, lost dog, lost cat.....etc.....campground can be liable...
Regarding giving keys to stranger.....most pet owners consider there pets much more valuable than there things. If I am trusting you with my pets, my things are no problem.
Lucky Mike wrote:LOL.......I was thinking the same my last post......you can take my things,steal the RV....but if you take or mistreat my dog , we have a problem.....LOL
LOL.......I was thinking the same my last post......you can take my things,steal the RV....but if you take or mistreat my dog , we have a problem.....LOL
Thats the truth Mike.....
For some reason, I'm thinking that I saw at least two news stories within the last week or two where a human was accidentally shot by their dog. (I guess I need to find those.)
At any rate, with the above paragraph in mind, be careful....
OK. Found them....
Florida Dog Shoots Man Accidentally
Massachusetts Dog Fires Handgun
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You are taking on a lot of liability & responsibility when you enter someone's home (RV) & care for their pets. I've been pet sitting for almost 12 years & I wouldn't do it without being bonded & having liability insurance. I know many sitters who have been held responsible when a pet in their care has become ill or been injured. In most cases that I know of, the pet sitter didn't do anything wrong but was responsible for the pet when the accident or illness occurred, so they had to pay. Vet bills can add up very quickly.
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The cost depends on the amount of insurance that you get, but generally I've only paid a few hundred dollars for the year. Bonding is inexpensive at about $50. The insurance is not a burden to me, as it offers me and my clients peace of mind. One incident or accident could easily cost more than the insurance. But we each have a different comfort level, so it may or may not be right for you. I think it's just good to be aware of potential issues before starting any venture, especially since you'd be dealing with two of the things that are most important to people, their house & their pets.
Yeah, my business insurance was considered "exotic" and I have Lloyd's of London. It's kinda in the same genre as river rafter and adventure tourism.
So Cindy, how do you go about getting bonded, and what insurance companies do pet sitting?
Since you already have business insurance, I'd start with that company & see if they can assist you w/the bond & insurance.
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