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Pet Boarding Insurance

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Pet Boarding Insurance

We can help you find the pet boarding insurance cover you need to ensure your pet boarding business – and your customers’ much loved pets – are better protected against unexpected mishaps. In fact, we’ll make the whole process quick and easy for you.

If you run any other kind of pet-related business, or your business involves caring for or looking after other people's pets, have a look at our pet carers insurance page to review our specific covers.

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.
  • Additional insurance benefits: up to £5 million 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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What Kind of Pet Boarding Insurance do You Need?

Few owners would entrust their much loved pets to a boarder without knowing whether they can be relied on to provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment for their pets. So, it’s really important to give owners peace of mind that their pets will be well looked after, happy and healthy while with a boarder.

Pet boarding insurance is important for the same reasons. It offers that extra protection that customers value while being there to protect you from the unexpected while carrying out your business activities.

  • Public liability – This will cover you if a customer or one of their pets has an accident or your customer suffers damage to their personal property while on your premises.
  • 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 – We can provide employers liability cover that you'll need if you employ any staff and they make a claim against you for illness, injury or damage to property.
  • Care, custody and control – This covers loss by theft, loss or death of the animal in your care.
  • Non-negligence – This covers injury to an animal in your care but not due to your negligence.
  • Buildings insurance – Non-standard construction will need to be covered, for example if your boarding premises are in an outbuilding or made of wood.
  • Business interruption – This can provide cover and funding if your business has to stop running and you can't operate.
  • Personal accident – Injury caused by animals in your care can sometimes happen, but if you're unable to work because of this, you'll need personal accident insurance to cover your income.
  • Legal expenses - If you need legal help in combatting a claim, this can cover the costs.
  • Equipment cover – This covers for your equipment against theft, loss and accidental damage.
  • Cover for all domestic pets, inclusive of dogs, cats, hamsters, and birds and the various enclosures they'll need.

Cattery Insurance and Kennel Insurance

If your pet care business is specific to cats or dogs, we can provide tailored cover to suit you. For example, if you just look after cats you may not need personal accident insurance or product liability insurance. If you need dog boarding insurance, you may be more likely to be injured and so personal accident cover would be something to consider.

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

Pet Boarding Insurance FAQs

Pet boarding insurance is a type of protection specifically for pet boarding businesses who care for pets such as dogs and cats. Some people may refer to it as pet care insurance or pet sitting insurance.

Our insurance solutions are for pet related businesses rather than health insurance for pets.

We advise that all businesses should protect themselves with adequate insurance; a dog boarding business is no different. It’s important to speak to a specialist insurance broker that truly understands your industry. Specialist brokers often have access to specialist products that you may not be able to find elsewhere.

No, provided you disclose your full business activities, and these are accepted by your insurer you will not require a separate insurance policy for dog walking.

Animals registered under The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and The Dangerous Dogs (Amendment) Act 1997 are usually excluded by insurers. Dogs under the age of 8 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 salon package insurance may not cover you for your own loss of earnings and you may need to purchase personal accident.