Taken from National Association of Registered Petsitters website:
Whilst National Petsitters carry out their own vetting procedures, clients are advised that we cannot accept responsibility for the acts or omissions of any Registered Petsitter or any loss or damage caused or contributed to by the Registered Petsitter, and therefore they should always satisfy themselves as to the reliability and trustworthiness of any Registered Petsitter employed. Clients must invite any potential Petsitter to their home, well in advance for all parties to agree terms and conditions.
The client is responsible for paying the Petsitter for his/her services to the agreed rate, plus any travelling expenses as agreed. The client is also expected to provide food for the Petsitter or a sum of money towards the purchase of such by agreement. Clients are requested to pay a deposit of 50% at the time of booking, which is non-refundable. Balance to be paid on completion.
Petsitters should keep the house in a clean and tidy state (as they find it). Clients are reminded however that Petsitters are not employed as cleaners except when agreed. Petsitters should not leave the house or pets unattended for more than six hours each day (split into two blocks of three hours at a time), except in emergencies or in the course of their normal duties as agreed with the client. The Petsitter will endeavour to always be in the house between 6:30pm and 7:30am, except in emergencies or as agreed with the client.
Petsitters are not allowed visitors or overnight guests except by prior agreement with the client.
Petsitters are not allowed to consume the clients alcoholic beverages without prior permission.
If the client provides a car for the use of the Petsitter, they must make certain that insurance cover is in force. The client is responsible for checking that the Petsitter has a valid driving licence.
If Petsitters use the clients telephone for personal calls they must keep an accurate record of all calls made and pay for them before leaving.
Clients are also advised to inform their insurance company that they are employing the services of a Petsitter.
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