Blog
May 29, 2024

Employee-Based, Insured Pet Sitting Companies Are Top Dog


Author: Kristin Skelton
Featured image for “Employee-Based, Insured Pet Sitting Companies Are Top Dog”

Leaving your beloved pet at home while you’re working or traveling is a reality for most pet parents. You want them to be happy, healthy, and safe, receiving the same care they get from you. While there are many pet sitting options available, choosing a company with employees and proper insurance can make all the difference. Today were discussing Why Employee-Based, Insured Pet Sitting Companies Are The Top Dog!

Employee-Based, Insured Pet Sitting Companies Are Top Dog: Vetting

At Floofins & Co., we pride ourselves on having one of the most rigorous hiring and training practices in the pet sitting industry.

pet sitter background check

We invest time and resources in vetting our employees. Our employees undergo comprehensive background checks including criminal background searches as well as character and professional reference checks to ensure only the most responsible, dedicated pet lovers have the opportunity to join our team. We also provide drug screening. Learn more about what makes us the best in the biz here.

An employee-based, insured pet sitting company can offer this extra layer of security for your home and pet, ensuring your peace of mind and your pet’s safety. A company with independent contractors may not vet their team like we do because their workers are not considered employees, they are considered subcontractors and therefore held to a different onboarding process.

Employee-Based, Insured Pet Sitting Companies Are Top Dog: Training

Consistency is of utmost importance to us. We prioritize consistency by establishing policies and service standards and using technology to provide equally exceptional service to all our clients. Consistency is crucial, especially for in-home pet care and when working with senior or special needs pets, animals prone to anxiety, or those living with medical conditions.

pet sitter training

To attain consistency, we invest time and resources in training our employees. Our onboarding program ensures you and your pet receive care from someone with the knowledge and experience to understand and meet your needs. Every one of our employees is expertly trained – both online, in person, and on-the-job – to deliver the same level of personalized, exceptional care. From our onboarding training program to our ongoing training opportunities, our employees are always learning and growing. Learn more about our company values here.

Employee-Based, Insured Pet Sitting Companies Are Top Dog: Bonding & Insurance

Our team is bonded and insured, guaranteeing financial security and reduced risk for our clients.

Here’s an analogy: Imagine a pet sitter is like borrowing a friend’s car. Without a bond, it’s like borrowing the car with no insurance. If something goes wrong, you’re solely responsible for the consequences. Liability insurance and bonding act like insurance for the car, offering financial protection in case of an accident.

dog sitting chicago

Bonding and insurance provide a layer of security and help establish trust, allowing you to focus on enjoying your trip knowing that your pet is in good hands. A company with independent contractors may not insure their team like we do because their workers are not considered employees, they are considered subcontractors and therefore expected to carry separate liability coverage, which may be insufficient compared to what companies like ours offer.

Check out our frequently asked questions to learn more about how we operate with your best interest at heart.

The Importance of Liability Insurance & Workers Compensation

While bonding protects against theft – something we’ve never had to use – liability insurance and workers compensation protect when accidents happen.

dog chicago

Maybe a vigorous tail wag knocks over a vase, or your rambunctious puppy hurts himself running in the backyard. A company with proper insurance covers these accidents, protecting you from unexpected financial burdens. As long as your pet is in our care when the accident happens or injury is sustained, our insurance has you covered.

Additionally, worker’s compensation protects our employees in case of injury while caring for your pet. We’ve seen professional pet sitters fall on walks, trip over rugs, get bit, and more. When you hire a company with insurance, you don’t have to worry about the medical costs resulting from these situations. We have workers compensation to ensure that your pet sitter or dog walker is taken care of if they need medical care or have to take time off after an incident that occurs while on-the-job.

floofins and co. chicago pet care
cat sitter chicago

Taking the time to find a company with employees and proper insurance shows your commitment to your pet’s well-being. With a professional by their side, your floofin will be happy and well-cared for while you’re away, allowing you to focus on the task at hand – be it work or play!

If you are new to Floofins & Co. and interested in our dog walking and pet sitting services, please fill out our contact form. Once received, we will be in touch to further discuss your interest. You may also give us a call at 630-478-8915 or drop us a line at info@floofinsandco.com. We are happy to discuss our services from Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5 PM. Learn more about our new client onboarding process here.

Other Recent Blog POsts


dog walker pet sitter chicago

Unleashing Happiness: Perks of Ongoing Dog Walks with Floofins & Co.

June 12, 2024
Read Post
dog walking company chicago

Spread the Love: Where & Why to Review Floofins & Co.

June 5, 2024
Read Post
la grange pet parade floofins & Co.

La Grange 2024 Pet Parade: Pawing its Way to Chicagoland

May 22, 2024
Read Post
pet sitting chicago

Top Three Tips for Pet-Proofing for Your Pet Sitter

May 15, 2024
Read Post
dog walking elmhurst

Strut Your Stuff at the 2024 Spring Road & Elmhurst Kiwanis Pet Parade

May 8, 2024
Read Post
Tails On Trails Chicago, IL

Tails on the Trails: A Springtime Celebration at the Morton Arboretum

May 1, 2024
Read Post