Dog Walking Insurance
What insurance and licenses are needed for a dog walking business?
Dog walking insurance is a specialized insurance that protects the dog walker against loss, liability and injury.
What does dog walking insurance cover?
Where can this insurance be purchased?
You can do a quick search on the internet and find a policy which meets your particular needs in your area. Do some research and get different quotes to find the best policy for you. It is a good idea to apply for membership to Pet Sitters International or the National Association of Professional Petsitters, two national organizations for the industry. Their websites have links to many different insurance providers you can use.
Does a dog walking business need a business license?
Many city, county and state governements require business owners to register their small business and get a business license. Go to Small Business License to find out about licenses for your dog walking business. Find out whether your city/county requires you to apply for a special permit for your dog-walking business.
What other regulations should I be aware of?
Many areas have a leash law, pet waste regulations and a noise ordinance. As a dog walker you will have to make sure you know about these regulations. Some open areas such as parks require commerical dog walkers to pay for a permit to walk dogs there.
When starting a dog walking service it is essential to have the right dog walking insurance and licenses in place. Pet owners will regard you as a serious professional if you have followed all the right steps and will feel confident about entrusting their dogs to your care.
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