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Dog Walker Insurance

Join our family of dog walkers who get comprehensive pet business insurance cover at a competitive price.

Insurance for Dog Walkers

Dog walker insurance is there to give you peace of mind by protecting you, and your customers’ pets, if the worst should happen. The right insurance can provide cover for your premises, lost income, compensation claims, and the pets in your care.

If you have a pet sitting business, visit our dedicated pet sitters insurance page here.

Key features and benefits

  • Quotes from a panel of A-rated insurers.
  • Single, flexible policy — tailor-made to suit your requirements.
  • Dedicated adviser throughout your policy.
  • No mid-term amendment fees should you need to make a change.
  • Up to £5m for public and product liability.
  • Access to a 24-hour legal helpline.
  • Flexible payment options including direct debit.
  • Access to documents anytime, anywhere via our secure portal.

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Our Dog Walking Insurance Cover

What Kind of Dog Walking Insurance do You Need?

Dog walking is a job that comes with a lot of responsibility. People want to know that their furry best friend is safe, cared for and properly exercised. Dog walking business insurance will provide reassurance to your customers – insurance to step in if a dog is injured or ill in your care or in the event a dog is lost on a walk.

  • Public liability – A public liability insurance policy will cover you if a customer suffers damage to their personal property on your premises or one of their pets has an accident.
  • Products liability – If you sell pet care items as part of your business, this cover can provide protection if one of your products causes harm or damage to your customers.
  • Employers liability – You’re legally required to have this cover if you employ any staff. It can provide protection if they make a claim against you for illness, injury or damage to personal property.
  • Care, custody and control – This covers loss by theft, loss or death of animal in your care.
  • Non-negligence – Covers injury to an animal in your care but not due to your negligence.
  • Business interruption – This can provide cover and funding if your business has to stop running and you can't operate.
  • Personal accident insurance – Covers your income if you're unable to work following injury or illness.
  • Legal expenses – If you need legal help in combatting a claim, this can help cover the costs.
  • Business equipment cover – Cover for your equipment against theft, loss and accidental damage.

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** Standard and optional cover may differ dependent upon insurer.

Frequently Asked Questions

The cost of your dog walking insurance policy will depend on several factors, from the different types of cover you want to include, like employers liability and public liability, to your business turnover. To discuss your options please call our friendly team today. They’ll make sure your policy only covers the things you need, and nothing you don't.

The number of dogs you’re covered to walk at the same time can vary from insurer to insurer. Generally, they will require only dogs walked from the same household or limit to a defined number of dogs per adult. Please ask our advisers who will confirm any restrictions applied by your insurer.

Animals registered under The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 & The Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997 are usually excluded by insurers. Dogs under the age of eight weeks old are typically excluded from cover as well.

If the dog bites a member of the public whilst in your control this would fall under your public liability insurance. If an employee is bitten this would be covered under your employers liability insurance. However, if you are bitten a standard package insurance may not cover you for your own loss of earnings and would need to purchase personal accident.