Please see below a copy of the pet sitting agreement for you will be required to complete and sign

The parties to this contract and agreement are:
Client Name
(Hereinafter referred to as “the Owner”)
Pet Sitter Name
(Hereinafter referred to as “the Sitter”)
The parties choose the above stated addresses as their physical addresses at which legal proceedings may
be instituted.
Whereas the Owner wishes to engage the Sitter and the Sitter agrees to undertake the services under the
terms and provisions defined in this Pet Sitting Contract, Pet Information sheet(s) and the Veterinary Release
Form which shall all become part of this Contract. Any reference to pets in this contract shall refer to those
specified on the Pet Information sheet(s)..
The Sitter shall be paid the total amount of
Additional fees may include the purchase of necessary items for the care of the pet(s), including but not
limited to pet food, litter or cleaning supplies, transportation, unexpected visits and emergency expenses for
health care. The Sitter shall retain and submit receipts as proof of additional expenses.
This Pet Sitting Contract shall come into effect on the date: / /
And Shall:
Terminate on the date: / /
The term of this Pet Sitting Contract may be extended if requested by the Owner and so accepted by the
The onus shall be on the Owner to confirm his/her return and his/her availability to resume care of the
property and pet(s) prior to or on the last day of this contract term failing which the Sitter may perform
additional visits in the interest of the pet(s).
Any additional visits or duties shall be calculated at: per visit
Cancellation or Termination
Either party may terminate this Pet Sitting Contract a minimum of 48 (forty-eight) hours prior to the first
scheduled visit without incurring penalties or damages.
Failure by the Owner to cancel by giving the minimum notice required or any cancellation during recognized
holiday periods will result in a 30% cancellation fee of the total amount due, unless such cancellation is
caused by severe weather, death in the family or a medical emergency.
Where the Sitter as sole proprietor needs to cancel later than 48 hours prior to the Owner’s departure due to
unforeseen circumstances, he/she may appoint a substitute with the written approval of the Owner and any
difference in the fees charged shall be for the account of the Sitter.
Should any pet become aggressive or dangerous, the Sitter may:
• Arrange with the pet’s Guardian to assume responsibility for the pet until the Owner’s return;
• Place the pet into a kennel or animal care facility at the Owner’s expense if the Guardian is unable or
unwilling to assume responsibility for the pet.
The Sitter will perform the duties required to the best of his/her ability in a responsible manner.
The Sitter accepts no liability for any breach of security or loss of or damage to the Owner’s property if any
other person has access to the property during the term of this agreement.
The Sitter shall not be liable for any mishap of whatsoever nature which may befall a pet or caused by a pet
who has unsupervised access to the outdoors.
The Owner shall be liable for all medical expenses and damages resulting from an injury to the Sitter caused
by the pet as well as damage to the Owner’s property.
The Sitter is released from all liability related to transporting pet(s) to and from any veterinary clinic or kennel,
the medical treatment of the pet(s) and the expense thereof.
In the event of an emergency, the Sitter shall contact the Owner at the numbers provided to confirm the
Owner’s choice of action. If the Owner cannot be reached timeously, the Sitter is authorized to:
• Transport the pet(s) to the listed veterinarian;
• Request on-site treatment from a veterinarian; .
• Transport the pet(s) to an emergency clinic if the previous two options are not feasible.
The Sitter warrants to keep safe and confidential all keys, remote control entry devices, access codes and
personal information of the Owner and to return same to the Owner at the end of the contract period or
immediately on demand.
Whole Agreement
This Pet Sitting Contract and Pet and Owner's Info Sheet(s) and the Veterinary Release Form attached
constitute the sole and entire agreement between the parties with regard to the subject matter hereof and the
parties waive the right to rely on any alleged expressed or implied provision not contained therein. Any
alteration to this agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.
No party may assign any of its rights or delegate or assign any of its obligations in terms of this Pet Sitting
Contract without the prior written consent of the other party, except if inclement weather or a bona fide
emergency prohibits the Sitter from fulfilling his/her duties in which event the pet’s Guardian may be called
upon to care for the pet(s).
The parties agree that any or all parts of this agreement may be submitted to the other party in legible and
recordable electronic form and upon acknowledgement of receipt by the receiving party shall become valid
parts of the agreement.
Paragraph headings are for convenience of reference only and are not intended to have any effect in the
interpretation or determining of rights or obligations under this agreement.
Where appropriate words signifying one gender shall include the other and words signifying the singular shall
include the plural and vice versa.
Signed by the Owner who warrants his/her authority to
enter into this agreement

Date of Signature / /
Signed by the Sitter who warrants his/her authority to
enter into this agreement
Date of Signature /

Please see below a copy of the veterinary release form you will be required to complete and sign

Owner's Name
Phone Number
Pet 1 Name
Pet 2 Name
Pet 3 Name
If any of the pets named above becomes ill or is injured, I request _____________________take the pets to:
Veterinary Office Name
Phone Number
Pet Insurance No
Policy Company
I hereby authorize the attending veterinarian to treat any of my pets as listed above and I accept full
responsibility for all fees and charges incurred in the treatment of any of my pets.
The Dog Walker/Pet Sitter is authorized to transport my pet(s) to and from the veterinary clinic for treatment
or to request “on-site” treatment if deemed necessary. If I cannot be reached in case of an emergency, the
walker shall act on my behalf to authorize any treatment excluding euthanasia.
I give permission to approve treatment up to £1,000.
I will assume full responsibility upon my return for payment and/or reimbursement for veterinary services
rendered up to the above stated amount.
Dog walker/Pet Sitter –
Full Name
Dog walker/Pet Sitter –
Pet Owner's Signature