Sample Dog Walking Contract
Effective Date: ____/____/______
Walker [Legal Name] (AKA, "The Walker")
Of [Legal Entity]
Located at [Address]
[City], [State] [Zip Code]
Client [Legal Name](AKA, "The Client")
Located at [Address]
[City], [State] [Zip Code]
Dog(s): [Name and Breed]
The above mentioned parties do hereby agree as follows:
The Client hereby wishes to hire The Walker and The Walker agrees to undertake the services under the terms and conditions as written in this Dog Walking Contract. Including the Client's Information Sheet, the Pet Information Sheet all of which are attached and shall become part of the overall Dog Walking Contract. Any reference to pets in this contract shall refer to those specific pets listed on the Pet Information Sheet.
Starting on ____/____/______, _______________ will provide Dog Walking Services in the following manner:
The Walker shall notify The Client of any occurrence regarding to the dog(s) which may be important to the care and well-being of the dog(s).
The Walker shall perform the agreed-on services in an attentive, reliable and caring way and The Client does hereby agree to provide all the necessary information to assist The Walker in this performance.
The Walker shall supply and also be equipped with a pooper scooper including waste bags and will promptly remove all dog feces from all public grounds.
The Owner will provide suitable collars and leads that are approved by The Walker as well as a jacket and muzzle if required.
If the dog(s) has unsupervised access to the outdoors The Walker shall not be liable for any mishap of any nature regarding the dog(s).
The Walker shall not be obligated to perform any other duties except those that are specified in The Client's Information Sheet and Pet Information sheet.
The Walker shall be paid the amount of $_______ per walk. A monthly retainer of $_______ shall be payable in advance by the 5th day of each month during the duration of this Dog Walking Contract.
This Contract shall terminate automatically on ____/____/______.
The Walker is an independent contractor with respect to this Dog Walking Contract and is not an employee of The Client and The Client will not provide any fringe benefits, such as health insurance and paid vacation for the benefit of The Walker.
The Walker hereby warrants to keep safe and confidential all The Client's keys, remote control entry devices, access codes and any other personal information of The Client and to return all items to The Owner at the end of the contract period or immediately upon request by The Client. The Walker hereby accepts no liability for any breach of security or loss of or damage to The Client's property if any other person is given access to the property during the term of this Dog Walking Contract. The Walker is released from all liability that is related to any transporting the dog(s) to and from any veterinary facility for any necessary medical treatment and incurred medical expenses. The Walker is released from all liability of injury to the dog(s) caused by other dog(s) or animal(s) that are not under the control of The Walker.
Under most circumstances The Client shall be held liable for all medical expenses and damages resulting from an injury to The Walker caused by the dog(s) as well as damage to The Owner's property. This Contract may be terminated by either party submitting a written notice to the other party or may immediately be terminated under the following circumstances. If there is a failure to make a required payment when due, in the event of bankruptcy by either party or the failure to make available or deliver the Dog Walking Services in the time and manner as described in this Contract.
Any notice that is issued under this Contract by either The Client or The Dog Walker may be delivered in writing or by United States postal mail service, registered or certified with the postage prepaid and a return receipt requested. All mailed correspondence shall use the addresses listed above for each party of this contract.
If one or more of the provisions of this Contract are to be found invalid for any reason that shall not affect any other provision of The Contract. The Contract will then exist as if that provision never existed. This Contract hereby supersedes any other prior understanding, written or oral agreement between the parties listed above regarding the subject matter of this Contract. This Contract contains the entire agreement between The Client and The Dog Walker and no oral representations or modifications shall be put into force except by a written amendment that is agreed to by both parties. If any legal action is brought to enforce or interpret this Contract, the prevailing party will be given reasonable attorney's fees by the other party in addition to any additional relief the other party may be entitled to.
This contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of _____ in __________ County and any applicable Federal Law.
Signature of the Client
Signature of The Walker