Chasing Tails Policy

  1. The Owner hereby engages the Service Provider, and the Service Provider agrees to undertake the services under the terms and provisions defined in this Services Agreement.
  2. The Service Provider undertakes to perform the agreed upon services relating to the care of the owner’s pet(s).
  3. The Service Provider shall perform all necessary tasks on behalf of, and at the direction of the Owner, as mutually agreed upon between the Owner and the Service Provider. The Service Provider may decline to perform any services requested to be performed for, or on behalf of, the Owner, by providing reasonable notice to the Owner. The Service Provider agrees to provide said services in an attentive, reliable and caring manner, and the Owner undertakes to provide all necessary information to assist in this performance.
  4. This Agreement shall be effective as of today, and shall continue until the Owner or Service Provider notifies the other party in writing of the termination of the Agreement, at least 1 days prior to the date of termination.
  5. As compensation for the services to be performed by the Service Provider on behalf of the Owner under this Agreement, the Owner shall pay the Service Provider for services rendered. Acceptable payment forms include cash, check and credit card. Payment to be received by owner after services are rendered. For services lasting 3+ days, 20% deposit due prior to services rendered. Owner will incur a $35 fee for each returned check.
  6. The Owner shall reimburse Service Provider for all reasonable expenses incurred by the Service Provider on behalf of the Owner in the performance of its services. The Service Provider shall promptly provide the Owner with receipts for all expenses incurred by the Owner in the performance of this Agreement, and the Owner shall make prompt payment of said expenses. Additional expenses may include the purchase of necessary items for the care of the pet(s), including but not limited to pet food, litter or cleaning supplies, transportation, unexpected visits and emergency expenses for health care.
  7. The Service Provider reserves the right to terminate this contract at any time before or during its term if Service Provider, in their sole discretion, determines that Owner’s Pet(s) pose a danger to the health and/or safety of Service Provider, or the general public. Should any pet become aggressive, ill, or dangerous, the Service Provider may:
    • Arrange for the Owner to assume responsibility for the pet;
    • Place the pet into a kennel or animal care facility at the Owner’s expense, if the Owner is unable or unwilling to immediately assume responsibility for the pet; or,
    • Make other suitable arrangements for the care and safety of the pet, at the Owner’s expense.
  8. The Service Provider shall not be liable for any accident, injury or illness to a pet, while in the care of the Service Provider, and the Owner shall indemnify and hold harmless the Service Provider from any and all liability or damages for claims resulting from the actions of the pet, absent gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of Service Provider. The Owner shall be responsible for any injury caused to Service Provider or the general public by Owner’s pet, absent gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of Service Provider.
  9. Owner shall, at the Owner’s sole expense, defend Service Provider against any claim or demand, whether or not well founded arising from any act(s) of Owner’s pet(s) or relation to Owner’s property, absent gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of Service Provider. Owner shall indemnify and hold Service Provider free and harmless from all cost, expenses and liabilities in connection with such claims or demands. These costs, expenses and liabilities include amounts paid in settlement before or after suit is commenced, attorney’s fees and costs incurred by Service Provider in defending against such claims or demands.
  10. The Service Provider will provide the services stated herein in a reliable, caring and trustworthy manner. In consideration of these services and as an express condition thereof, Owner expressly waives and relinquishes any and all claims against Service Provider except those arising from gross negligence or willful misconduct on the part of Service Provider.
  11. The Owner and Service Provider shall indemnify and hold harmless the other from all liability for damages for claims resulting from its own negligence or willful conduct. The Owner agrees that the Service Provider shall not be liable for any losses, injury or damages to the Owner’s property or pets by the negligent, intentional, or wanton acts of third persons.
  12. In the event of an emergency, the Service Provider shall contact the Owner at the numbers provided to confirm the Owner’s choice of action. If the Owner cannot be reached, the Service Provider is authorized to:
    • Transport the pet(s) to the listed veterinarian;
    • Request on-site treatment from a veterinarian;
    • Transport the pet(s) to an emergency clinic if the previous two options are not feasible.
  13. The Service Provider warrants to keep safe and confidential all keys, remote control entry devices, access codes and personal information of the Owner and to return same to the Owner at the end of the contract period or immediately on demand.
  14. This Services Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement between the parties. Any alteration to this agreement must be in writing and signed by both parties.
  15. No party may assign any of its rights or obligations under this Services Agreement without the prior written consent of the other party.
  16. The terms of this Agreement shall be binding upon and accrue to the benefit and be enforceable by either party’s successors, legal representatives and assigns.
  17. This Services Agreement and Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wyoming and should any provision of this Contract be judged by an appropriate court as invalid, it shall not affect any of the remaining provisions whatsoever.
  18. Where appropriate words signifying one gender shall include the other and words signifying the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
  19. It is expressly understood that the Owner retains the services of the Service Provider as an Independent Contractor.