Legal Consideration Agreement

  • For the purposes of this document, the terms Client, Owner, Pet Owner, and Customer are synonymous with the person contracting services for one or more domestic animals.

    1. A signed Key Release, Veterinary Release, Scheduling/Cancellation Policy and Legal Consideration Forms  must be provided to Pupsicles before service is provided for any period.
    2. Deposit in full is due at time of reservation.  Reservations are not held until payment in full is received by Pupsicles Dog Care or special arrangements are agreed upon by both parties in writing.
    3. There will be a $20 service charge for each returned check.
    4. There will be a $10 late fee added at the end of each month an overdue invoice is not paid.
    5. Unpaid service may be canceled without notice, including prior to or during the service period.
    6. Reservations are made to plan Care Provider availability to clients. Therefore, clients returning home early will be required to pay for the reserved amount of time scheduled including travel time.  Clients will not have to pay for scheduled Special Services not performed.
    7. Pupsicles Dog Care is not responsible for wilted, dead or otherwise unhealthy plants. Pupsicles Dog Care will work hard to follow your online routine notes as precisely as possible, but cannot be responsible if the results are not favorable.   Please place all indoor plants together on a waterproof surface in plain sight, as your Care Provider is not responsible for water damaged areas or missed plants.
    8. Pupsicles Dog Care is not responsible for damage to the home beyond the control of the Care Provider. This includes, but is not limited to leaks, electrical problems, and acts of nature. In these situations, the company will attempt to contact the customer and then the emergency contact before making a subjective decision on dealing with the problem. All repairs and related fees (including Special Service emergency service time and coordination fees) will be paid by the client, or fully reimbursed to Pupsicles Dog Care within 2 days.
    9. Pupsicles Dog Care is not responsible for any damage to the property of the client or others unless such damage is caused by the gross negligence of the Care Provider. Pupsicles Dog Care agrees to remain insured through PSA or a comparable pet sitting liability insurance entity during each service period. Pupsicles Dog Care accepts no responsibility for loss to the premises if other individuals have access to a client's home, or if the home is not properly secured.
    10. At the time that service is booked, Owner will notify Pupsicles Dog Care of everyone who has been granted access to the home during the service period. All other individuals that visit the home will leave a log of their visit.
    11. Pupsicles Dog Care is not liable for any loss or damage in the event a burglary or other crime that should occur while under this contract. Pet Owner agrees to secure home prior to leaving the premises. Pupsicles Dog Care will attempt to re-secure the home to client instructions at the end of each visit. While keys are in the possession of a Care Provider, they will be either on the Provider's physical person, or be properly secured.
    12. Pet Owner must have legal rights to place the animals in the care of Care Providers, Kennels, and Veterinary Clinics. The Care Provider cannot service a home with visiting pets or animals that do not belong to the resident of the service site without separate sets of agreement forms, including a Legal Considerations Agreement, accepted and signed by each rightful owner(s).
    13. The terms of this document apply to all the pets owned by the client, including any and all new pets that the customer obtains on or after the date this document was signed, at any and all locations the owner designates for service.
    14. Pet Owner is responsible for pet-proofing house and yard, and the security fences/gates/latches. Pupsicles Dog Care will not be responsible for the safety of any pets and will also not be liable for the death, injury, disappearance, or legal consequences of any pet with unsupervised access to the outdoors.
    15. Pupsicles Dog Care is authorized to seek any emergency veterinarian assistance needed during visits, at the cost of the client, from any veterinarian as chosen by the Care Provider. However, the company is not responsible for the health/well being of the animal.
    16. Pet Owner is responsible for supplying the necessary, safe equipment/supplies needed for care of their pet(s), including but not limited to a sturdy, well-fit harness (halter, collar, etc) for walks or in case of emergencies, firmly affixed vaccination tags, a lead rope or leash, pooper-scoopers, litter boxes, food, cleaning supplies, medicines, pet food, and cat litter. Pet Owner authorizes any purchases necessary for the satisfactory performance of duties. Pet Owner agrees to be responsible for the payment of such items, as well as service fees for obtaining items and will reimburse Pupsicles Dog Care within 2 days for all purchases made.
    17. Pet Owner will be responsible for all medical expenses and damages resulting from an injury to a Care Provider, or other persons, by the Pet. Customer agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Pupsicles Dog Care, in the event of a claim by any person injured by the Pet.
    18. It is suggested that arrangements be made with someone to evacuate your pets in case of a disaster or weather-related event/crisis/Code Red. Pupsicles Dog Care will definitely try to see to your pet's safety/care should such events occur, but cannot guarantee it.
    19. This contract permits Pupsicles Dog Care to accept all future telephone, online, mail or email reservations and provide service without additional signed legal considerations agreements.
    20. Pupsicles Dog Care may use their discretion to stop and end service at any time that a pet poses a danger to the safety or health of itself, other pets, other people, or the Care Provider. If concerns prevent the Care Provider from continuing for a pet, the Owner authorizes the pet to be placed in a kennel, or previously arranged locale if possible. All subsequent charges, including but not limited to transportation, kenneling, tranquilizing, treating, accessing, and liability, are to be the responsibility of the Owner.
    21. Pupsicles Dog Care agrees to provide agreed upon services in a manner that is trustworthy, caring and dependable. In consideration of the services as an express condition thereof, the client expressly relinquishes any and all claims against the company and its pet sitters, for pet care, including transportation and services, except those arising from gross negligence.
    22. Client agrees to discuss any concerns with Pupsicles Dog Care within 24 hours of return after service.
    23. This agreement is valid from the date signed and replaces any prior Legal Considerations agreements. Client agrees to any future Pupsicles Dog Care term changes relayed verbally to the client, mailed or emailed in writing to the client, or posted on our website under the heading Terms .
    24. In the event Pupsicles Dog Care retains an attorney as the result of an unpaid invoice, pet owner shall be responsible for the payment of all reasonable fees and costs.
    25. This contract may be terminated by either party by giving thirty days written notice​ to the other party.
    26. You give us permission to use photos/images of your pet(s).
    27. The owner states that he/she as read this agreement in its entirety and fully understands and accepts its terms and conditions.