“WE” “US” “OUR” Refer to Barker’s Dogs
“You” “Owner” “Owners” “Customer” Refer to you the Customer or service taker.
Male & Female Dogs:
We only accept neutered males and spayed females and under no circumstance can we accept a female in season.
We accept puppies from the age of six months. All puppies must be fully house trained. Under some circumstances we can accept younger dogs, but this is a case by case agreement.
Vaccines, Boosters, Worming & Microchipping:
All dogs must have up to date vaccinations(boosters) including flea & worming treatments. Kennel Cough is also recommended. We will request to see the vaccination record upon initial meeting. All dogs must be microchipped before any services can be undertaken.
Dangerous Dog Act, Aggression, Noise Pollution(Barking / Howling)
We do not walk, board or groom dogs/breeds that are listed on the dangerous dog act or behave in an aggressive way to any of our staff, family members or other dogs in our care. We work closely with behaviour specialists which can help alleviate certain issues making it possible for your dog(s) to board with us at future times once the behaviour issues have been rectified. The owner would be responsible to pay for such treatment prior to any services undertaken with us.
We require to know of any constant barking / howling habits that your dog may have, prior to services being taken, we can then assess the situation on a case by case basis and make a clear decision whether your dog would be suitable to board or have day care with us as and not frighten other dogs or annoy neighbours.
Dog Walking & Group Walks:
Owners are required to provide a well fitting collar with their details.
Please ensure you provide a spare towel at home to dry dogs with. We always try to remove as much mud from your dog after the walk as possible. In some situations we might need extra towels to minimise the risk of mess to your home. Although we do our best to minimise muddy paws we cannot be held responsible for any damage to your property or furnishings. If you have pre paid for washing after a walk, we will shampoo and dry your dog and return it to you clean. We only use professional dog friendly shampoo. We provide the dogs with water during and after their walks, we also ask owners to leave plenty of fresh water out for their dog/s. It is advisable you do not feed your dog one before or after walks to prevent stomach issues. All dogs that are new to us will stay on a lead or long line for a couple of walks so we can test for recall and behaviour before allowing them to be completely free.
If you then wish for your dog to be off the lead you will be required to sign a disclaimer form. We reserve the right to terminate a walk early in the case of extreme weather: heat, cold or extreme wind/rain.
Boarding and Day Care:
We aim to look after your dog in a home from style environment. Your agreement with Barker’s is conditional upon a mutually satisfactory meeting being undertaken with your dog and the Carer(a meet and greet).
We provide up to two walks per day, or less depending on your dog’s needs. Whilst in our care all dogs are provided with, and must wear, a Barker’s Dogs tag. All dogs must wear a well fitting collar when with us.
We are sometimes able to offer a pickup and drop off service for day care and boarding customers for a small fee. This will be discussed and agreed upon prior to any care arrangement.
We require the correct amount of food to be provided for the stay, if insufficient food is supplied, you agree to refund the Carer for the costs incurred in purchasing additional food. Please include any medication with clear, concise instructions of use/dosage. We provide food bowls, water bowls, beds and toys. We suggest that you bring anything specific that your dog is familiar with to make the stay as comfortable as possible for them. You undertake to deliver your dog in a clean and groomed condition. We are happy to email/text updates and pictures.
We provide one or two 30 min visits per day. During the visit we will make sure your dog is able to go to the toilet, given any food and medication required, played with and loved. We are happy to do anything else that is required within the time slot.
As daycare is extremely popular and works on a first come first served basis and has limited spaces, a cancellation fee of 100% of the day’s booking cost will be charged if cancelled less than 24 hrs in advance and 50% if less than 48 hrs notice is given
30 days and greater incur a 10% fee of the total booking cost.
14 days incur a 20% fee of the total booking cost.
7 days incur a 30% fee of the total booking cost.
24 hrs incur the total booking cost.
Are to be made up by BACS transfer or cash on the day or prior to any service being taken. Under no circumstances can services be taken without prior payment or arrangement.
We hold full liability insurance. Owners will be held liable for all medical expenses and damages in the event of any injury caused by your dog to a member of staff or any other dog. If the Carer’s home or property is damaged by your dog, other than reasonable wear and tear, you agree to make good such damage.
We take great care of all dogs we look after, however if we need to take your pet to the vet whilst in our care you will be liable for all vet fees and travel costs, no matter how the injury/illness occurred. We do carry dog First Aid kits and are first aid trained to deal with certain emergencies.
In the event of an emergency we will attempt to contact you on the contact numbers provided to confirm what action you would like us to take. If you cannot be reached we will transfer your dog to your registered vet or to an emergency clinic. You further agree that if your dog attacks, or is involved in a fight with, another dog (and/or person) causing injury to that dog (and/or person), you will be responsible for payment of veterinary fees in respect of injuries to another animal caused by your dog.
Owners data will be collected before any visit or agreement and stored securely online. This includes: name, contact numbers, address, vet’s name and number, specific requirements the dog may need and services required. We safe keep all keys, remote control entry devices and access codes.
In the case of extreme emergencies we reserve the right to terminate all services with an owner.