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Pet Care (Dog Walkers)

It does not matter if you are starting a dog walking business in order to supplement your regular income or if your dream is to work with these beautiful creatures, there is a great amount of appeal to the dog walking industry. Beginning your own dog walking business may seem like a simple goal, yet it is an awesome business venture.

You have to be able to take on several dogs at the same time. If you decide to offer additional services to your customers, such as boarding or grooming, there is much more to consider. For many pet owners, their beloved dog is an extension of their family.

This means that the list of risks is high and you need to ensure your business is properly protected. In order to help establish your reputation as a responsible business owner and keep your customers happy, you need to invest in the best possible dog walking insurance policy that your money can buy.

Why You Need Dog Walking Insurance

This type of pet sitter insurance is not only intended to protect the animals under your care, but your entire business as well. You are taking on a major liability when you work with several dogs at once. Pet sitting and dog walking insurance will help you in the event that one of the dogs you are tending bites someone or is injured on you watch. Investing in dog walking insurance will protect you and the dogs. It will also go a long way in helping you improve your reputation as a professional.

For some, finding the right dog walking insurance policy can be a difficult task to accomplish. Fortunately, the agents at Philbin Insurance Group are here to provide you with the advice that you need to choose the best coverage for your situation.

Proper insurance is very important for your dog walking business. It will provide coverage for damage that you may cause in the home when you sit with or come to pick up your customers' dogs. You will be covered if you lose your grip on a dog's leash or it slips out of his collar and bites someone or attacks another dog. Most dog walking clients will expect you to carry proper insurance that will protect you and their dog when it is in your care.

Consider Investing In Bonding

Once you have invested in the best possible dog walking insurance for your business, you may also want to think about your bonding options. While in some regions bonding may be required. Either way, applying for a fidelity bond is a good idea.

This type of bonding will provide you with an additional layer of protection for your dog walking business. For instance, if you need to hire an employee and they display dishonest activities that leads to a loss of business, you will have the fidelity bond in place to help you compensate for the loss that you endure.

Even in cases where bonding is optional, it is in your best interest to apply for this type of policy. It will prove to your customers that you are in fact a respectable, trustworthy professional dog walker. If fraudulence on your part does take place, your clients will be able to rest assured that they will receive compensation.

In some instances, you may be required to purchase this type of bond prior to registering your company or obtaining dog walking insurance. While this is an extra expense, you will quickly see that it is well worth the price that you pay when you consider the peace of mind that you receive.

Philbin Insurance Group works on a regular basis with clients in the dog walking industry in order to offer you personal service that is matched by no other insurance provider. Our promise is to remain focused and well-informed of your precise business needs and requirements.

Click on the quote request button to receive a custom, risk free insurance quote for your dog walking business. Once you make the request for a no obligation quote getting the coverage that you needs becomes simple and easy. Your pet sitting and dog walking insurance policy will be customized and tailored to meet your specific needs.

When you make the decision to open your own pet sitting or dog walking business, you have the potential of building a very profitable business. However, without the right insurance policy effectively in place, it will be all for naught. It is absolutely vital that you take the necessary steps to protect your business.

Do not make the mistake of waiting until you lose a dog for which you are responsible, a dog is injured or others are hurt and their property is damaged. Get the coverage you need right now from Philbin Insurance Group.
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