10 Things for Nannies to Include in a Pet-Sitting Work Agreement

Pet-Sitting Can Be a Pet-Peeve

Pet-sitting can be a pet-peeve (pun intended) for some nannies and au pairs. So, using a simple pet-sitting work agreement can be helpful when parents ask nannies or au pairs to pet-sit.

For example, if the family will be traveling on vacation the nanny or au pair should create a separate pet-sitting work agreement that includes essential responsibilities for the job. If the au pair or nanny cannot perform the pet-sitting duties the parents can then use the work agreement when they hire another pet-sitter as well.

Information to Include in a Pet-Sitting Contract:

  1. Emergency phone number where the family can be reached in case of emergency.
  2. Veterinarian phone number.
  3. Pet-sitter back up person in case of emergency.
  4. List of family, friends, or neighbors that have a key to the house.
  5. Detailed history of each pet.
  6. Where family buys pet food and supplies.
  7. What food to serve each pet, at what time, and the amount of food.
  8. Detailed list of any medications required. When, how much, and what type of medicine should be given to each pet.
  9. Which treats the pets are allowed to have and at what times.
  10. Fees per walk and length of each walk (for example half hour walk).

Comments

  1. I don't mind pets, but my employers don't really take care of theirs. I end up doing it all, cleaning messes and cages, walking, scooping waste, vet check ups, grooming. It is a little frustrating, actually extremely frustrating because I'm not paid any extra for all the work.

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