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Policies

GENERAL POLICIES
Free Consultation: We provide a free consultation visit where we become familiar with your home and your pets. Here we learn their routine and make sure they are comfortable with us. We also review our contract and policies with you, answer any questions, receive payment, and the keys to your home. Estimated duration of visit is
30-45 minutes.

Scheduling: Scheduling is done on a first come first serve basis and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. However, if an unforeseen situation arises, the time may 
be adjusted. 

Medications / Vaccinations: We will attempt to administer medications as directed but cannot be held responsible for complications that arise as a result. Excessively shy cats with medical problems can be at serious risk. If you have such an animal, this must be thoroughly discussed. Under no circumstances will we service any pet that has any form of contagious illness. This is for the safety of our other customers. We require that all pets have the necessary vaccinations immunizations before service begins. If a pet care provider from The Wag Staff is bitten or exposed to any disease or aliment received from your pet, which has not been properly or currently vaccinated, you will be responsible for all costs and damages that may incur.

Fences: Fenced in yards are wonderful play spaces for pets however, no fence system is totally secure for your pet’s safety. We do not accept responsibility or liability for any pets that escape, are injured or become lost, fatal or otherwise, when pets are left out or given access to a fenced in area.

Dog Walking Gear: Client is required to disclose any history of their dog breaking free or chewing thru dog walking gear. The Wag Staff will not be held liable for dogs that break free of dog walking gear provided by client. 

Licensing Requirements: All pets are recommended to wear proper Licensing identification. The Wag Staff is not liable for any fines incurred if pet is not wearing such identification. You will be issued all citations incurred if such license is not maintained.

Necessary Equipment / Supplies: Client is responsible for supplying the necessary, safe equipment/supplies needed for care of their pet(s), including but not limited to a sturdy, well-fit harness (halter, collar, etc...) for walks or in case of emergencies, firmly affixed vaccination and identification tags, a lead rope or leash, pooper-scoopers, litter boxes, food, cleaning supplies, medicines, pet food and cat litter. Client authorizes any purchases necessary for the satisfactory performance of duties. Client agrees to be responsible for the payment of such items, as well as service fees for obtaining items, and will reimburse The Wag Staff within 14 days for all purchases made.

Access to your Home by Others: If you allow any other person access to your home during The Wag Staff’s contract period, we cannot be held liable for any damages to property or pets as a result. Please notify us if someone will be in your home. Please also notify the person in your home that The Wag Staff are coming so that your visitor is not surprised by our entrance.

Unacceptable Pets: We have the right to refuse animals who appears to be aggressive, ill or could cause harm to us or others. The decision to accept the assignment would be made at the initial meeting.

“Returned Home” Notification: Please let us know when you have returned home safely by phone, text, or email. Otherwise we will continue services to assure the safety and well-being of your pets and you will be charged accordingly.
HOLIDAYS
Observed Holidays – New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Dog Walking Holidays:
The Wag Staff is closed for dog walking assignments on holidays. 

Daily Care Holiday Surcharge:
$10 per visit. A non-refundable surcharge is applied per Daily Care visit scheduled on a holiday.

Overnight Care Holiday Surcharge:
$20 per visit. A non-refundable surcharge is applied per Overnight Care visit scheduled on a holiday.


PAYMENT
The Wag Staff accepts all major credit cards, checks and cash. There is a $30 fee for any returned checks.

All payments must be received before or on departure/service date. A $10 fee will be applied if we are required to make a separate trip to pick up payment. 

Payment for Overnight Care: For new clients booking overnight care we require half down (non-refundable) at time of your consult to secure your service dates and times. The other half is due upon your departure date. Once you are a regular client of The Wag Staff we will request full payment upon departure date. 

Payment for Dog Walking & Daily Care: Payment for dog walking and daily care visits are required on or before each service date. Payment for dog walking packages are required on the first day of the service contract for that package.

CONFIRMATIONS & CANCELLATIONS
Service Confirmation: We will make a confirmation call, text or email no less than two (2) days before each service contract starts. (Please note on the Membership Form your preference on how to contact you). Please make sure to respond to our service confirmation to ensure your pet’s needs are carried out as intended.

Cancellation Policy: Dog walking and Daily Care cancellations must be received by 5pm the business day prior to scheduled service, otherwise full fees apply. Overnight Care cancellations require a minimum of 72 hours notice prior to the first day of scheduled services otherwise full fees may apply. Because we have limited availability for overnight care and may have to turn other clients away we do not refund or credit for early returns.


Services Requested with Less than 24 hours Notice: A $10 fee will be applied to each service requested with less than 24 hours notice.


HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
Inclement Weather/Natural Disaster: If the federal government or public schools in your district are closed due to inclement weather, you can call/txt/email us by 9:00 AM the day of the visit to cancel the walk or daily visit without charge. The Wag Staff will make all reasonable attempts to drive safely to your home and care for your pets as soon as possible in inclement weather. However, we strongly recommend that you give a house key to a trustworthy neighbor in case roads are closed, dangerous or impassable due to ice, snow, floods, etc. The Wag Staff reserves the right to cancel visits if staff are unable to safely reach your home. The service schedule may be changed, interrupted, altered or cancelled due 
to circumstances.

KEY / GARAGE CODE 
Key Policy: Garage code and/or working keys need to be provided during the consultation. A $10 fee per trip will be applied if we are required to make a separate trip to pick up or drop off keys. Please consider letting us retain your house keys if you are a regular client. Keys are kept in a secured lock system and are coded for client confidentially.