Ever thought about using Wag! and/or Rover.com to secure a sitter or dog walker? We are here to provide information on who you are exactly hiring when booking a contractor on this site. Furthermore, we have included a list of reference articles so that you can be educated on what can happen with these platforms. Please note that this blog is meant to be purely informative and only compiles a few of the instances recorded.
– Walkers and Sitters:
*Walkers and sitters have no training on animal handling or animal education
*Walkers and sitters can legally put anyone in their place to take care of your pet without consequence. This is part of being a 1099 contractor.
*Walkers and sitters are not continually background checked
*Walkers and sitters are not subject to any disciplinary proceedings
*Walkers do not have to carry workers compensation so customers are liable should something happen to them while on the walk/sit.
*The insurance that these apps provide covers a minimal and specific amount of vet expenses. In the case of death, lost dog or serious medical injury, your only option to recover costs is to sue the walker/sitter directly
*As a customer contracting 1099 contractors, you have no control and recourse should something adverse happen
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