A dishonesty bond claim generally applies when a pet sitter is accused in criminal court of theft from a client’s home. When the pet sitter is convicted, the bond will seek reimbursement from the pet sitter and then reimburse the client for the loss . This process may take several years to complete.
Many pet sitters have decided to seek insurance coverage for theft instead of signing a bond. Theft insurance coverage does not require convictions, and can include coverage for accidental breakage, mysterious disappearance, and accidental damage to items in a client home.
3. Certification and Accreditation :
A variety of pet sitting organizations offer optional training, testing, or review of credentials for pet sitters in the form of certification or accreditation.Though it is more common for pet sitters to obtain separate certification specifically in pet first aid. Hands-on pet first aid and CPR training classes are offered through extremely well known organizations as the Red Cross, Petco, and PetTech. Virtual classes are also available for pet sitters who do not have physical classes at their disposal.