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Typically, Pet Care Contracts are drafted to set forth the terms and payment details for pet care that will be provided. Signed by the pet sitter and the pet owner, this essential contract helps each... Read more

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  • What is a Pet Care Contract?

    Typically, Pet Care Contracts are drafted to set forth the terms and payment details for pet care that will be provided. Signed by the pet sitter and the pet owner, this essential contract helps each party to set expectations. Different from the other websites that you might stumble upon, there is a lot more to Rocket Lawyer than just templates. If the client refuses to pay for your services, or there is any other issue, your membership provides optional access to Document Defense® support from an attorney.

  • Should a pet care provider always make Pet Care Contracts?

    Even if you are doing the job as a favor, it is critical to capture the details of your agreements with those hiring you in writing. You may opt to make a Pet Care Contract because, when made correctly, it can yield the helpful benefits outlined below:

    • There are no surprises about how long the contract will last
    • Both parties know what they are responsible for
    • Fee requirements are well-defined

    Ultimately, if you opt not to make this document, neither party will enjoy any of the benefits associated with having one in place.

  • What does a pet care contract template most often include?

    Key details that you might want to include in the Pet Care Contract are:

    • Your client's contact information
    • What fees will be charged and when
    • Whether the care will be ongoing or if it will last for a predetermined period of time
    • What tasks you are committed to performing

    As you might hope, Pet Care Contracts that you make with Rocket Lawyer also contain the standard legal language about the independent work relationship, the protection of confidential information, dispute resolution, and lastly, liability for losses. In the process of making your agreement, you also will be able to choose which state's jurisdiction it will be subject to. With the document tool, you have the power to make additional custom alterations, if necessary. If your dog or cat were to be injured or become ill, this Animal Care Contract contains a Vet Release Form so the caretaker could take your furry friend to the vet.

  • What might I usually have to pay for a lawyer to create a contract for pet care?

    The cost of finding and working with your average legal provider might range between hundreds of dollars per hour to thousands in total, if the situation is complex. When you use Rocket Lawyer, your free Pet Care Contract can be tailored to you and your specific needs. Simply click on the "Make document" button to get started. Once you have generated your contract, you can also have it checked by a lawyer in our nationwide network of attorneys.

    If you have any questions or concerns before getting started, talk to a lawyer, or check out our larger selection of legal documents for independent contractors.

  • Is anything else required once a Pet Care Contract is drafted?

    Upon completing your document on Rocket Lawyer, you can view it wherever and whenever you choose. You also may engage with the document in any of the following ways: making edits, saving it in PDF format or as a Word file, printing it out, or using RocketSign® to sign it electronically. Your Pet Care Contract will come with its own set of tips on what you should do next. You should make sure to provide a final copy of the fully signed agreement to your client.

  • Where do I have my Pet Care Contracts evaluated by a professional?

    If you opt to do it by yourself, seeking out a lawyer to comment on your agreement can be relatively time-consuming. Sometimes an attorney won't even agree to review contracts that they didn't write. In the event that an attorney does decide to help you, they most likely would still make you pay their standard rate to do it. A more cost-effective route would be through the On Call network of attorneys. As a Premium member, you can get your contracts reviewed or ask any questions. Whether you decide to make more copies of your Pet Care Agreement or other documents for pet sitters, we are here to support you.

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