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Business Necessities: Products and Pet Sitter Insurance

happy corgie

cute corgie cartoon

Scout, the corgi,

decided his dog food wasn’t enough of a meal and was on the hunt for variety.

Throughout the week, he sees his humans throw away all sorts of food in the trash can and decided to give those things a try.

food scraps

sick corgie cartoon

To Scout’s dismay,

the scraps of food weren’t that great of a meal and started throwing up. Good thing his trusty pet sitter was around and could take him to the veterinarian.

What’s next? Most likely a vet bill for Scout and unhappy pet sitting clients.

With PCI’s pet sitter insurance, you can be prepared with coverage and don’t have to face risks alone. Learn how coverage can help your business and what kinds of things you can use to make your job easier.

Pet First Aid Certification

To say that your clients love their fur babies would be an understatement, doggos hold a giant place in each client’s heart and they want the best care for them. As a pet sitter, you understand that safety is a priority and strive to make every pet sitting appointment positive. By choosing to get your pet first aid certification, you show your clients that you’re willing to go the extra mile and their fur babies are in good hands. Let’s say the pup you’re watching gets cut, you can use your knowledge of pet first aid to help them out and you can take them to the vet to make sure everything is okay.

Remember that first aid is not a replacement of veterinary care.

Our pet sitter insurance policy includes vet bill reimbursement for those types of instances. Depending on the injury, vet bills can get pretty expensive and that’s a ruff expense to handle on your own. Vet bill reimbursement is designed to cover those vet expenses minus the deductible.

Pet First Aid Kit

One of the best things you can do as a pet sitter is to come prepared. If the doggo you are watching gets into a little mishap, you can stabilize their wound before taking them to the vet and keep them comfortable during the drive over.

Here are some things you may want to consider carrying in your first aid kit:

  • Gauze (helps with wrapping wounds)
  • Non Stick bandages or towels (help control bleeding)
  • Adhesive tape (can help with securing gauze wrap)
  • Digital thermometer
  • Eye dropper (to help flush wounds)

If you would rather purchase a kit with all the essentials. We recommend doing your own research and finding a pet first aid kit that is right for you.

Poop Bags

As a pet sitter, dealing with dog poop is just a part of the job and not very glamorous. While you’re out and about with the pup, there may not be any trash cans available. Instead of carrying around a bag of doo-doo with your free hand, you can utilize Pooppac and be on your way. This handy product includes a charcoal filter that keeps away foul odors and is machine washable. Here is another option for you to consider in your search for the ideal poop bag for your business. We hope this helps!

Pet Sitter Claims + Pet Sitter Insurance

Dogs are curious little creatures and are bound to get into trouble without the proper supervision. While we hope every pet sitting appointment goes well, there are times where pets are unpredictable and accidents happen.

Here’s a few pet sitter insurance claims:

  • A dog ate medication and got sick from it
  • A pup was a little too playful and ate his trusty chew toy up
  • A doggo was attacked by another walk and required a trip to the veterinarian’s office

These are only some of the risks pet sitters face on the job and it can be a little overwhelming. With pet sitter insurance from us, you can give your business a safety net and have peace of mind. Plus, you show your clients that they are working with a true professional and can be trusted with their fur babies.

About Pet Care Insurance

Pet Care Insurance is an online insurance company that provides coverage for pet business owners. Pet sitter insurance includes a variety of coverage, such as general liability, vet bill reimbursement, lost key liability, animal bailee, and much more. There are no association fees and coverage starts at $229/year.

Learn more about Pet Sitter Insurance

Annual Pet Sitter Insurance Policy

This policy is for professionals who work in the pet care industry.

Starting at:


or $19.08/month

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Contact Info

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Call: 844-520-6990


Comparing Employee Dishonesty Coverage & Bonding

PCI’s employee dishonesty coverage is similar to a bond, but there may be some key differences to consider.

Employee dishonesty coverage:

  • Can be purchased in the same transaction
  • Doesn’t run credit checks
  • Provides $10,000 per occurrence and $25,000 aggregate coverage

Bonds may differ from our dishonesty coverage by:

  • Checking your credit during the application process
  • Having a “Conviction Claus;” Often bonds won’t pay on claims unless there is a conviction
  • Many require you to reimbursement the bonding company after a claim is paid