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What happens if the dog that I'm taking care of breaks something in my apartment or do some kind of damage? How pays for the damages?

asked 2016-11-05 17:22:04 -0500

If a dog is staying at my house, and he breaks something or damages my sofa and my door. Who covers it?

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answered 2016-11-05 18:27:19 -0500

Hi, Ivanna. You may want to check out this similar thread linked below. Basically, unfortunately any damages to your home/property are not covered by Rover. While you can mention it to the owners, they are by no means required to reimburse you for damages. You can however claim the repair/replacement on your taxes as a business related expense. https://www.rover.com/community/quest...

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answered 2016-11-06 14:39:53 -0500

You could bring it up to the owners but honestly they almost never want to pay. This is kind of just the cost of being in the dog business & is why you might want to be selective and ask a lot of questions before you take dogs in.

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answered 2016-11-06 13:32:04 -0500

Unfortunately it's one of those things where you have to foot the bill for damages, depending on how extensive they are. I always have new clients fill out a questionnaire regarding dogs behavioral when not supervised,whether they are crated or not or if there's any history of chewing in the past. Even if they say no but the dog seems like it's being mouthy or destructive with toys, I would either crate or have the dog gated off somewhere when you're away. In a lot of cases, dogs behave differently in new environment vs home, so it could be caused by stress/anxiety. If it's significant damage, you could mention it to the owners and hope for the best, but it's likely that they would get defensive and end up leaving you a bad review.

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answered 2016-11-15 18:33:31 -0500

To add to what everyone else has already said, you take full responsibility for the dog while he is in your care. That includes any damage to property.

The longer you do this, the better you will get at protecting yourself and preventing accidents and injury,

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answered 2016-11-18 23:11:52 -0500

Sitters are not protected by Rover's insurance (with the exception of the sitter's dog being hurt by a rover dog). Their property is not covered nor is the sitter if there is an injury or accident. For what the insurance does cover, be aware of the $500 deductible.

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