Cat Sitting Services Client Agreement

Release of Liability 

The client understands that cats care involves risks including, but not limited to, the escape of the cats(s), property damage, serious injury, permanent disability, and death of the cats(s) from natural causes, the acts of said cats(s), the acts of other cats(s) and the acts of others. These risks may result in action, inaction, or negligence. Further, there may be other risks not known or not reasonably foreseeable, including but not limited to disability or death.
 
I understand that visit times are approximate and subject to change based on the needs of all cats under Uncle Jay Cat Sits' care. I entrust Uncle Jay Cat Sits to use the best judgment in caring for my cats(s), including, if necessary, arranging for a backup cats sitter to take over duties as outlined in this agreement. I agree to hold Uncle Jay Cat Sits harmless for consequences related to such decisions.  

I understand that cats are unpredictable. However, Uncle Jay Cat Sits and sitters cannot be held responsible for refusing to take medication, escaping, biting, eating, destroying household furniture or plants, damage to the inside or outside of the home, or injury or accidental death. And if the client chooses to have the cat have outdoor access, uncle jay and his sitters will try their best to return the cat home but cannot guarantee it. Food, water, and access to a litterbox will be left out unless the owner provides other instructions. 

 

The client understands that in inclement weather, natural disaster, or emergency, the designated cat's sitter is entrusted to use their best judgment in caring for my cat (s). However, neither the cat's sitter nor Uncle Jay Cat Sits shall be held responsible for consequences related to any of their decisions.  

I agree that I shall be solely responsible for any acts and behavior of my cats(s) while in the care of Uncle Jay Cat Sits. Damage to Uncle Jay Cat Sits'  property and injury to other animals or persons caused by my cats(s). Further, should my cat (s) bite or otherwise injure an Uncle Jay Cat Sits agent, I agree to pay all medical costs and lost wages incurred due to such injury. 

I release Uncle Jay Cat Sits, its officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents from any liability for injury or illness suffered by my cats(s), other animals, or persons, for my cats(s) escape and any property damage. In addition, assume all the preceding risks for damages related to my cats(s) or property: any injury,  permanent disability, damage, or death.  

Agreement Terms 

The client understands that Uncle Jay Cat Sits reserves the right to terminate this agreement at any time before or during its term if Uncle Jay Cat Sits determines that my cats(s)  pose(s) a danger to the health or safety of my cats(s) or others. If Uncle Jay Cat Sits decides to terminate this agreement, Uncle Jay Cat Sits will attempt to notify me of the problem immediately,  but I authorize my cats(s) to be placed in a kennel, and I agree to pay all charges.  

I agree to hold Uncle Jay Cat Sits harmless from and against all losses, liabilities, damages, fines, penalties, and expenses (including attorneys' fees and other costs of defense) arising from or resulting from any breach of the representations, warranties, covenants, or duties contained in this agreement or otherwise arising out of damage or injury caused by my cats.  

Property 

I agree that I am responsible for any injury caused by any condition of my property. Agree that if a problem arises, such as a pipe rupture, flood, earthquake, fire, break-in, animal destroying furniture, etc., Uncle Jay Cat Sits will make every effort to contact me and follow my instructions. However, the client understands that if they are unable to be reached or immediate action is necessary for my cats' health, safety, or welfare(s), I authorize Uncle Jay Cat Sits to make any repairs required. I  further agree to reimburse Uncle Jay Cat Sits for all expenses incurred to repair the property and hold Uncle Jay Cat Sits harmless for any repairs.  

I formally acknowledge that I am the cat (s) owner. I recognize that all statements are factual and binding. I understand that this contract shall be interpreted and governed by the laws of California. Each party will perform its obligations by applicable laws, rules, and county and state regulations.  

Understand that each waiver or excuse shall be independent of all others. Therefore, if a term or provision is waived or a breach is excused, that waiver or excuse shall not waive any other time, condition, or reason.

 

Keys

We require that you provide us with two working keys. One key is used as a backup for emergency purposes, lockout, or if a second person is helping out on the job. The other key is for the primary cats' sitter. If you only provide us with one key, you will be charged $5.00 for each key made:  

All keys are locked up when not in use; additionally, every customer gets a unique ID code that only Uncle Jay Cat Sits sitters can identify. One key is assigned to the sitter, and the second is kept in the office safe. We do this in case a sitter falls ill, or something should happen to the sitter, getting held up in traffic or accidentally locks themselves out.  

Clients who would like keys returned a $15.00 due at the consultation to return your keys to you via Certified  Signature Confirmation USPS mail. Otherwise, I will arrange to pick it up at their office at a prearranged date/time located in Albany. Alternatively, you can install your own contractor's lockbox for our users to access your home. 

I agree that I have requested that Uncle Jay Cat Sits take care of my cat(s). I agree to pay the charges for the services outlined in this agreement. I assume all responsibility for medical costs and any additional fees for time and transportation that Uncle Jay Cat Sits or agent (sitter) accumulate while handling an emergency.

Rates per visit

  • $35.00 for 30 minutes

  • $45.00 for 40 minutes

  • $65.00 for 1-hour

  • Medical visit $85.00 (1-hour) 

  • Travel/Fuel charges $5.00 per day 

 

Holiday Rates

$12.00 per visit for the following - New Years' Eve/Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day Weekend (Sat-Mon), Memorial Day Weekend (Sat-Mon), Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day Weekend (Sat-Mon), Indigenous Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Weekend (Thur-Sun), Christmas Eve/Day. 

 

Payment 

I understand that payment is due at or before the first scheduled visit. Payment by credit card through Time To Pet provided by Uncle Jay Cat Sits sitters before the first scheduled visit. Cash, Check, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle, and Venmo payments are accepted by request.

Camera Policy - Overnight Care 

The client understands and agrees that Uncle Jay Cat Sits agents (sitters) have a reasonable expectation of privacy in certain areas on my property. As such, no device(s) will record anything done or said in any bathroom(s) or shower(s) on my property. Additionally, when Uncle Jay Cat Sits agents (sitters) are inside my property, there will be no audio recording in any area where I have agreed to let said agent (sitters) sleep.

Emergency Medical Treatment

I will leave a credit card on file with the primary veterinarian and a backup credit card or pre-paid credit card for Uncle Jay and sitters to use in case of an emergency. In addition, I understand that I will be responsible for the cost of the extra time and transportation as needed to provide such services. 

 

If neither of the veterinary offices named above is available, I authorize Uncle Jay Cat Sits to take/transport my cats to a veterinary office of their choice. I understand that Uncle Jay Cat Sits cannot be held responsible for the results of the veterinary treatment or the loss of my cats. 

The client has provided all known medical and behavioral history of my cat(s) disclosed to Uncle Jay Cat Sits. Additionally, I expressly represent that my cats(s) have not been exposed to rabies or distemper within thirty days immediately before cats sitting. My cat (s) is/are current on all vaccinations.  

 

This agreement is valid starting on the first scheduled visit and whenever Uncle Jay Cat Sits and agents (sitters) care for my cats.