A Dog Sitter’s Dilemma!


Last week Leslie was dog sitting for her cousin’s new puppy, a poodle named Pippie.  She was walking the pooch, on leash, through Central Park when an older – off leash – dog came sniffing the young pup.  Suddenly, things took an ugly turn when the older dog viciously attacked poor Pippie before running off!

Naturally, Leslie freaked and called her cousin to tell him what happened, and immediately took the pup to the vet to get checked out.   Thankfully, no serious damage had been done to Pippie, but the vet’s bill created some serious damage to Leslie’s wallet.

Leslie’s cousin had agreed to pay her $200 for the week to dog sit Pippie, but the vet bills added up to be just about the same.  The bottom line…  Lesile is broke – but wants to do the right thing.  Should she offer to pay for the vet, even though the accident wasn’t her fault, or should she assume her cousin will pay her and the vet bill in full?!

Tell us what you think!

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5 Responses to “A Dog Sitter’s Dilemma!”

  1. Amy Saves says:

    Maybe offer to pay for 50% of the bill.

  2. AJ says:

    When some one is sitting for pets, or kids, this is something that needs to be addressed beforehand.

  3. Parker says:

    No way!!! The owner of the pet is completely responsible for the costs incurred. It was an accident and not her fault. If the vet visit was required somehow due to the pet-sitter’s lack of care or neglect, that would be different.

  4. Sharon says:

    Ooh that is a sticky situation…best outcome would be if both cousins came to terms and agreed to pay the vet bill 50/50.

  5. KC says:

    actually the sitter should have gotten the owner of the non leashed pet and had them cover the bill.

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