Premium Protection Coverage FAQ

Does PetBacker charge for this insurance? Open

PetBacker does not charge any amount for this insurance. You can also purchase insurance from our preferred insurance partner with a…

PetBacker does not charge any amount for this insurance. You can also purchase insurance from our preferred insurance partner with a discounted rate, contact us for more information on insurance if you think your pet needs one.

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What is not eligible? Open

- Service User pets with existing medical conditions or are aggresive by nature - this is why it’s important to…

- Service User pets with existing medical conditions or are aggresive by nature - this is why it’s important to get as much info as you can on your Service User pet before booking!

- Service User pets who are defined as Dangerous Dogs by the relevant authorities and all claims arising from the care of such Dangerous Dogs. Pit Bull Terrier, Basset Griffon Vendeen, Tibetan Mastiff, Mastiff, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bouvier des Flandres, Leonberger, Toy Fox Terrier, South African Boerboel, Bulldog (american). This list extends to any cross breed of Dangerous Dogs by the relevant authorities.

- Pets younger than 8 weeks or older than 10 years.

- The pet sitter’s own pet is not covered for any damage or injuries that may be sustained during a PetBacker booking

- Commercially run Boarding Kennels

- Pet Sitters who have any criminal convictions in past 5 years (excluding traffic violations).

- Bookings with Pet Sitters who have pets of a different type from Pet Owners e.g. dogs and cats, dogs and rabbits

- Bookings with Pet Sitters that quotes below the minimum quote.

 

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What does the coverage include Open

" Care, Custody, Control – veterinary coverage for animals in pet sitters’ care: This section provides veterinary coverage for the…
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  • Care, Custody, Control – veterinary coverage for animals in pet sitters’ care: This section provides veterinary coverage for the Service User pets in the pet sitter’s care, custody or control. There is a USD$350 deductible for medical claims, to be covered by the pet owners. USD$1,000 capped limit for veterinary expenses in relation to an injury to your pet during the service. Once the full amount of money has been spent, the treatment of illness or injury won’t ever be covered again.
  • Errors and Omissions (aka Professional Liability) – covers accidental injury to the Service User pet: This section refers to accidental injury to a Service User pet in the sitter’s care. This type of insurance brings comfort to pet owners and sitters as, more often than not, any non-negligent harm arises where an animal in the sitter’s care has been accidentally harmed in the course of service delivery, through no specific fault of the sitter. Claims are subjected to a USD$350 excess payable by the pet sitter at the time of the claim with a USD$1,000 capped claims limit.
  • Public Liability Insurance (aka Commercial General Liability) – covers pet sitters against third party claims: This section will pay the sums that pet sitters become legally obliged to pay as damages because of bodily injury to a third party person or damage to property of a third party. Claims are subjected to 5% fees or USD$1,000 whichever is higher for each and every occurence is payable by the pet sitter at the time of the claim with a USD$4,000 capped claims limit.

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What does the coverage exclude?

Pet sitter assistance program

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What is eligible for coverage? Open

" Home dog boarding Day care Pet sitting Cat care Dog walking Any pet services booked and paid through PetBacker’s…
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  • Home dog boarding
  • Day care
  • Pet sitting
  • Cat care
  • Dog walking
  • Any pet services booked and paid through PetBacker’s website, mobile app and reported to the Customer Care team
  • Pet services paid through PetBacker of USD$200 and above or pet service provider has had a cumulative booking from of USD$1000 paid with PetBacker

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what does the coverage exclude and what does the coverage include

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How long will it take for my claim to be processed? Open

The length of process will vary depending on the severity of the case, the quality of documentation, and the cooperation…

The length of process will vary depending on the severity of the case, the quality of documentation, and the cooperation of the Pet Service Provider and Service User, but we strive to resolve most cases within one month of their submission.

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How do I submit a PetBacker Premium Protection claim? Open

"Send us an email and provide the following information: reference number of the booking that was paid through PetBacker date…
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Send us an email and provide the following information:

  • reference number of the booking that was paid through PetBacker
  • date and place of the incident
  • name of the pet
  • name and contact details of pet sitter
  • detailed description of the circumstances of the accident
  • photos of pet injuries and veterinary bills
  • contact details of the preferred vet of the pet owner
  • Pet Owner’s Pet Insurance policy number and carrier (if applicable)

PetBacker must be notified within 1 day of the end of the booking period regarding any incident that might result in insurance coverage.

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What should I do before submitting a Premium Protection claim?

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What should I do before submitting a Premium Protection claim? Open

" In the unlikely event that the guest pet is injured, the pet sitter will always try to contact the…
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  • In the unlikely event that the guest pet is injured, the pet sitter will always try to contact the pet owner, or their emergency contact, before any treatment is sourced.
  • In the event of the pet sitter or PetBacker being unable to contact the pet owner (for example because they are traveling overseas), the pet owner accepts that if their pet requires veterinary treatment, the pet owner will refund the funds to the pet sitter for any necessary treatment.
  • If applicable, the pet owner will first use their own pet insurance to refund the cost of the treatment to the pet sitter. In the event of denial by the pet owner’s insurance company or if the pet owner doesn’t have a pet insurance, the pet owner will refund any veterinary bills to the pet sitter and will be entitled to file a Premium Pet Protection claim with PetBacker.
  • Check what is eligible for a Premium Protection claim here.
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What should pet sitters and pet owners do if a Pet Parent's pet is injured? Open

" - We recommend that all PetBacker pet sitters ask their customers to fill out information forms (incl vet details,…
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  • - We recommend that all PetBacker pet sitters ask their customers to fill out information forms (incl vet details, etc) and an emergency contact before starting a booking, so that everyone is prepared and in case the owner is not available for any reason.
  • - In the unlikely event that the guest pet is injured, the pet sitter should always try to contact the pet owner, or their emergency contact, before any treatment is sourced.
  • - Pet sitters should always try to resolve the issue directly with pet owners. In most instances, Pet Service Providers and guests should be able to resolve issues on their own.
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