Hiring a professional dog walker allows you to take care of your pet’s needs when you are unavailable to do so. A well-constructed agreement protects both the owner and the walker, making sure each party understands its rights and responsibilities in the arrangement.
The enclosed contract can provide a good starting point for your negotiations. The owner and the walker must continue to discuss the terms of the agreement, settling questions about service obligations and payment.
DOG WALKING AGREEMENT This Dog Walking Agreement (the “Agreement”) is entered into as of _________ __, 20____ (the “Effective Date”) by and between ______________, a[n] __________ [individual/corporation/partnership/etc.] (the “Walker”), and _______________________, an individual (the “Owner,” and together with the Walker, the “Parties”). RECITALS WHEREAS, the Owner is the owner of the following dog(s): ________________________________________________________________________ _____________ (the “Dog(s)”); and WHEREAS, the Owner wishes to engage the Walker as an independent contractor for the Owner for the purpose of performing certain specified tasks on the terms and conditions set forth below; and WHEREAS, the Walker wishes to provide the Services (as defined below) in accordance with the terms of this Agreement; and WHEREAS, each Party is duly authorized and capable of entering into this Agreement. NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the above recitals and the mutual promises and benefits contained herein, the Parties hereby agree as follows: 1. RESPONSIBILITIES. (a) Of the Walker. The Walker agrees to do each of the following: A. Perform the Services set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto and made a part hereof (collectively, the “Services”). B. Devote as much productive time, energy, and ability to the performance of its duties hereunder as may be necessary to provide the required Services in a timely and productive manner. C. Perform the Services in a reliable, caring, and trustworthy manner by fully-trained, skilled, competent, and experienced personnel. D. Carry out all the Owner’s instructions as to the care of the Owner’s
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