Policies

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Payment & Cancellation Policy

PEAK HOLIDAY CANCELLATIONS: During Company peak times Client agrees to pay 100% of the original reservation on cancellations with less than a 10-day notice. 

  • Cancellations made with less than a 5-day notice by a Daily Client, Client agrees to pay for the original scheduled visit. 
  • Cancellations made with less than a 10-day notice, Client agrees to pay 50% of the original scheduled visits. Cancellations made with less than a 7-Day notice, Client agrees to pay 100% of the original scheduled visits. 


OVERNIGHT CANCELLATIONS: Due to planning and scheduling, any overnight visits cancelled with less than a 10-day notice Client agrees to pay 100% of the original reservation total. 


DAILY CLIENT CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations made with less than a 24-Hour Notice, Client agrees to pay for the original scheduled visit. 


TRAVELING CLIENT CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations made with less than a 4-day notice, Client agrees to pay 50% of the original scheduled visits. Cancellations made with less than a 3-Day notice, Client agrees to pay 100% of the original scheduled visits.


ADDITIONAL TIME OR VISITS: If Company is required to stay additional time or add additional visits, Client agrees to pay for the additional services at a rate of $3 for each additional 5 minutes of service. 

Reservation Policy

Daily Clients: Any services requested by Saturday of the week prior to services is guaranteed the service. Any service request past Saturday is not guaranteed, but will be booked if there is availability. 


Vacationer Clients:  Recommended 1-week notice.  As a reservation based company, the sooner you reserve the better.  We do our best to book everything we can, but will not overbook our clients. 


Peak Holidays: 2-week notice

Inclement Weather Plan

For the safety of your pets and our sitters, if the temperature drops below 20 degrees, or if there are hazardous weather conditions (icy or slick side walks, severe thunderstorms, lightning, hail storms, etc.), walking/outside time will be limited to a potty break.  Remaining time will be spent indoors.
When temperatures are above 90 degrees, walking time is limited. 

Late Departure/Early Arrival

It is not unusual for trip plans to change at the last minute. However, Critter Sitters carefully schedules time to service you and your many other Clients. Therefore, there are no refunds or credits for early returns or last minute changes to pet care. Once pet care begins, payment is due for the original dates as scheduled. 

Return Home Policy

We kindly ask Clients to confirm their return home. Critter Sitters does not assume additional visits unless we are notified to continue services due to a late arrival home, and the services requested are confirmed by us. 

Keyless Company

We do not keep keys on file and we do not remove keys from Client property. Any home that requires entry with a key will require the Client to Secure the key onsite. Critter Sitters will sell lockboxes for $30.00 that will become the property of the Client, if requested. During the Initial Client Consultation, Critter Sitters will provide the purchased lockbox for Client's permanent management and ownership.

  • Client Owned Lockbox: Client will provide Company with the code and location of lockbox and will place the key inside the box for Critter Sitters usage. If Company or Pet Sitter arrives to a lockbox without a key or unable to operate the lockbox, the Client will pay 100% of the visit fee.
  • Use of Door or Garage Code(s): Client must provide and keep current the door code or garage code in Client Time To Pet account. If the door(s) or codes malfunction, it will be the responsibility of the Client to pay for scheduled visit and arrange for a new form of entry. If an additional visit is required for entry, the Client agrees to pay for the additional visit. 
  • Hidden Key Onsite: If Client chooses to hide a key onsite, Company is indemnified from any and all damages or losses. Company or Pet Sitters cannot be held liable for any loss or damage, and Company does not recommend storing unsecured keys on Client property. In addition, if Client leaves property unsecured, Company cannot be held liable for any damages or losses. 
  • Lock Key Inside House: When key is locked inside the home, Company and Pet Sitters will not be able to re-enter in the instance of a delay or late arrival home. If a late arrival does occur and Company is required to re-enter the property, Client will be responsible for the locksmith fee.

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Confidentiality

All Pet Sitters sign and agree to a non-disclosure and confidentiality agreement and undergo a background check prior to employment. Client privacy is a priority and is protected with the upmost care. Client is given 100% confidentiality, except in cases of neglect or abuse.