The Importance of Having Insurance
When it comes to starting a pet sitting business, there are many ways to go about it. But one thing professionals all agree on is the importance of having insurance for your pet sitting enterprise.
What does insurance do for your business?
● It gives you peace of mind as a business owner.
● It gives your clients peace of mind in hiring you.
● It sets you apart as a true professional, rather than a “hobby” pet sitter or a kid-next-door.
● It looks great on your marketing pieces.
● It shows your clients that you invest in them, and that makes it easier for them to invest in you.
Some insurers offer discounts to NAPPS members, or NAPPS members who are Pet Sitter Certified - check with your insurer to see if they offer such a discount!
Pet sitters know that every day brings new changes and challenges. As fallible human beings working with unpredictable animals, we know that accidents can happen. Operating your business without insurance can open you up to financial liabilities you may not be able to cover. It may also prevent you from closing the deal with prospective clients - the kind that want only the best for their pets, and are willing to pay the insured professional pet sitter instead of one who cannot provide the security of insurance, even if the uninsured pet sitter offers a lower rate.
As the pet sitting industry grows, more and more clients will opt for the insured professional over the uninsured hobbyist. While there are different ways to insure your business, including self-insurance if you have the money, the important thing is that you carry the right coverage for your business, which gives you - and your clients - peace of mind.