Pet Sitting Insurance

Pet sitting insurance that works when you do.

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Pet sitters insurance, simplified.

Why do I need a pet sitting insurance policy?

Whether you are a dog walker, pet sitter, or groomer, accommodating your clients’ needs (and schedules!) is part of the job. You need pet sitting liability insurance coverage that’s there just when you need it, whether that’s five minutes before a last-minute dog walking booking or months in advance of a week-long pet sitting gig.


What is covered under a pet sitters liability insurance policy?

Both General Liability and Professional Liability coverage are included in the pet sitter’s policy. The General Liability Insurance for pet sitters arranged by Thimble is designed to respond to incidents involving bodily injury and property damage, and legal fees and medical coverage associated with the claim. Professional Liability Insurance arranged by Thimble for pet sitters protects your business from any claims of errors & omissions or negligence.

Bodily Injury
While you are outside walking a client’s dog, a neighbor approaches and tries to pet him. The dog becomes aggressive and bites the neighbor.

3rd Party Property Damage
While out for a walk, the dog knocks over an expensive planter outside of a chic coffee shop. It smashes into a million pieces, and the coffee shop holds you accountable. Woof.

Defense Costs
Your client claims that your poor grooming job caused her show pup to lose out on the $10,000 grand prize at The Kennel Club Dog Show. General Liability can help you cover the legal costs of defending the claim.

Medical Coverage
The neighbor that was bitten by your client’s dog ends up spending two days in the hospital after the wound becomes infected, and she racks up a pretty hefty bill. Your policy by Thimble will cover her expenses.

Errors and Omissions
Your client sends you her labrador retriever to be trained as a hunting dog. When she comes to pick up the dog after a few weeks, she claims that you didn’t provide a safe environment for her pup and refuses to pay for the training. With Errors and Omissions insurance, you will be covered.


How much does pet sitters insurance cost?

The cost of your Pet Sitter Insurance policy depends on a few factors. Things like your zip code, your coverage limit, the size of your team, and the length of your coverage all play a factor in determining the risk that comes with insuring your pet sitting business.

With Thimble, you don’t have to commit to long, expensive policies, though. You can access flexible Pet Sitting Insurance through the Thimble app and customize your coverage down to the month, day, or hour. Plus, if you need to add Additional Insureds, you can tack them on to your coverage with Thimble at no extra cost.

To get an accurate idea of how much Pet Sitter Insurance would cost you and your business, get a quote from Thimble.

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How quickly will I get a Certificate of Insurance?

Instantly. We’ve digitized the entire experience so that you’ll receive a certificate of insurance in your inbox immediately after purchasing a policy with Thimble.

You can also add and modify your Additional Insureds as many times as you’d like directly from the Thimble App.


Who is covered under a pet sitters insurance policy?

Pet sitter insurance is designed for small business owners and independent contractors like you. All insurance policies arranged by Thimble can be completely customized to meet your needs. We cover the following pet care services:


What if I need a pet sitting insurance policy that starts today?

No problem. With Thimble, you can get a quote and get coverage in 60 seconds. So whether your next job starts in 10 minutes or an hour, you’ll be covered.

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Pet insurance protects your business from lawsuits, if you or your property accidentally hurts a third party or damages their property.

  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Legal Defense
  • Medical Payments

Covered Activities

  • Pet Grooming
  • Pet Sitting
  • Pet Training
  • Pet Walking

What's Not Covered by Your Policy

  • Activities Involving Firearms
  • Performing Work over Three Stories in Height (30 feet)
  • Work on 10 or More New Homes or New Residential Units in Any One Project or Development
  • See full policy for details

Thimble offers easy, affordable, and flexible insurance for pet sitters.

Policies start at just $5/hr
"My company is just me at the moment, but Thimble makes it easy to add crew members or Additional Insureds. Essentially, the coverage can grow with my business." Jon B., Thimble-Insured Dog Walker

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Flexible Coverage

Buy Thimble On Demand by the hour, day, or week, or get Thimble Monthly to keep the clock running.

Instant Certificates

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  • New Crew Member
  • Policy Extended
  • Additional Insured

Full Control

Add crew and Additional Insureds instantly. Cancel or modify your policy, anytime, for free.

The information provided is intended to be a description of coverages only. There is not guarantee of coverage. If there is a conflict between the description contained herein and the insurance policy contract, the terms of the policy shall control.