House sitting terms and conditions

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£44 House sitting per day
£65 Public holidays*/ Christmas season* per day
The above include a payment to the sitter as a daily subsistence allowance.
£15 Pre-assignment visit

Vet visit £20 per hour + charges

* Holiday / Christmas days are public holidays plus Easter Sunday, 24th and 31 December 


The commissioning of the Happy Hounds & Cooler Cats by the Client to carry out Pet Sitting, house sitting, Home Boarding or Pet Visiting assignments, whether verbally or in writing constitutes acceptance of our Terms  and Conditions.

Please see our general terms and conditions


Every reasonable measure is taken to ensure the integrity, probity, suitability and competence of the sitters. Appropriate vetting and police checks are carried out and ensures the sitter's insurance is up to date.

Where sitters are required to drive a Clients car, responsibility for the provision of appropriate insurance cover rests with the Client.

It is agreed that it is the Clients responsibility to adequately insure the property and its contents and any pets with an insurance company of good repute, and that such insurance shall continue for the duration of this agreement. You must ensure that your household insurer has extended their policy to cover losses incurred whilst there is a house-sitter present. Please note that Happy Hounds & Cooler Cats Ltd will accept no liability for any damage caused by your house or pets.

All locks, security and protective measures are put in operation whenever the property is left unattended or overnight.


Where exceptional work or non standard skills and experience are involved e.g. the care of horses, farm animals, aviaries, large gardens, green houses, indoor plant collections, and swimming pools etc, charges will be made according to the level of skill required. Approximate guides will be provided by telephone and detailed quotations. All extra work must be approved by the pet sitter.

No payments are made directly to the pet sitter.

In place of leaving supplies of food for the sitter, an impractical option, a daily subsistence allowance is paid directly to the sitter from your payment to Happy Hounds & Cooler Cats Ltd.

A sitter may wish to have the companionship of their partner / spouse during an assignment. This incurs the Client no additional expense. The companion / spouse will have passed the Company’s vetting programme and is also fully covered by the sitter's insurance.

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