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Code of Ethics

As a member of Michigan Pet Sitters & Dog Walkers

I pledge to uphold these values:

Reputation- I will work hard to build the good reputation of my business and the pet sitting industry by conducting my business with honesty, integrity and professionalism. I will comply with all Federal, State, and local laws in both business and in animal care.

Customer Protection-I will carry and renew pet sitting business insurance. I will carefully screen employees before hiring them (if and when I hire), and I will be responsible for their conduct by insuring and bonding all employees. I will hire independent contractors carefully, by ensuring they are insured and adhere to other ethical practices in business and animal care.

Caring Services- I will provide reliable and compassionate care to all pets entrusted to my services, and I will do my utmost to safeguard client's homes and pets. I have and will provide a contingency plan for pet care services in case of personal emergency or inclement weather.

Respect- I will be kind, respectful and accepting of other colleagues, all animals, and clients. I will listen, be open minded, and will be respectfully tolerant of differences of opinions or beliefs. I promise to always deal peacefully with disagreements.

Outreach- I will support and help to better Michigan Pet Sitters and Dog Walkers and my local community. I will promote and encourage responsible pet ownership whenever possible. I will also help in promoting the Pet Sitting industry of caring professionals by supporting industry education.

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