For pet sitting that falls over Thanksgiving, Xmas, New Year’s, July 4, Memorial Day, or Labor Day, we reserve the right to be guaranteed 80% of the total cost of the sitting if you cancel.
Reason being, we often forgo standard holiday travel, time with friends and family, and a break from the pet hustle to work so that our clients can enjoy those things without worrying about their animal companions.
When we have work lined up and it falls through at the last minute, then we’re left with no paycheck and no time to make alternative plans. It’s a bummer when it happens. So this policy reflects that reality of our work lives.
- applies to overnights or multiple visits per day gigs only, dogs or cats, but not once-a-days
- applies as long as at least one of the days is a holiday OR part of a holiday weekend
- clients can cancel 2 weeks or more in advance without penalty
- sitter needs to alert client about policy if booked less than two weeks out. Sitter must remind client at two week mark if booked earlier, and that should be considered their last chance to cancel without penalty. Can only be enforceable if there’s a written record of policy.