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Terms and Conditions

The terms and conditions set out in this document (together with the documents referred to on it) – together this ‘Agreement’ – set out the terms and conditions on which we CHESTERS DOG WALKING (‘CDW’), will provide services and related materials to you (‘Client’), and the terms on which you agree to accept CDW’s services. These terms apply for all services provided to you by CDW. By requesting the services from CDW, you, the Client, agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement.

1. Interpretation In this Agreement, the following definitions apply: Service Order: the order for Services made by the Client to CDW. Dog: means the Client’s dog(s) identified by the Client to CDW in the relevant Service Order in respect of which CDW is to provide the Services. Fees: the charges payable by the Client for the Services as set out in the Service Order, for the supply of the Services in accordance with clause 4. Service Period: the period between the Start date and the End Date. Services: the services as identified in each Service Order.

2. Supply of Services

2.1 In consideration of the Client paying the Fees to CDW, CDW shall supply the Services to the Client in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

2.2 Each Service Order accepted by CDW shall form a contract and be governed by these Terms and Conditions.

2.2 CDW reserves the right to place any Dog that is home boarding into a boarding kennels of their choice if the Dog: (a) displays signs of aggression to either people or animals; (b) barks excessively to such a degree as to invoke potential noise complaints; or (c) for any other reason decided at the sole discretion of CDW. The cost of any boarding kennel is the sole responsibility of the Client. Boarding kennels costs are in addition to any fees due.

2.3 CDW reserves the right to return any Dog for which CDW is providing any Services to the Client or to the Client’s home address if the Dog: (a) displays signs of aggression to either people or animals; (b) barks excessively to such a degree as to invoke potential noise complaints; or (c) for any other reason decided at the sole discretion of CDW; In this event the Client is not entitled to a refund for the date of return or for any other dates associated with the Service Order.


3. Client’s warranties and obligations

3.1 The Client shall provide CDW with true and accurate details of the Dog and with such further information and materials as CDW may reasonably require in order to supply the Services, and ensure that such information is accurate in all material respects;

3.2 The Client warrants that the Dog: (a) has never attacked another dog, animal or human; (b) does not display aggression towards other animals or humans; (c) is not suffering from any injury or illness which may be transmitted to other animals or humans; and (d) is not registered and is not required to be registered under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and/or the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976.

3.3 The Client further warrants (and shall provide reasonable evidence of the same where required by CDW) that the Dog has: (a) current protection for fleas and worms (i.e. treatment has been made for each of these within the 30 day period prior to the start of the provision of Services.; (b) current vaccinations (to have been given at least 4 weeks prior to the start of the provision of Services) against Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, and Canine Parvovirus; (c) a working microchip with Client’s current contact information; and (d) an identity tag attached to the collar or harness with the Client’s current contact information.

3.4 If CDW’s performance of any of its obligations under the Agreement is prevented or delayed by any act or omission by the Client or failure by the Client to perform any relevant obligation (Client Default) CDW shall not be liable for any costs or losses sustained or incurred by the Client arising directly or indirectly from CDW’s failure or delay to perform any of its obligations as set out in this clause and the Client shall reimburse CDW on written demand for any costs or losses sustained or reasonably incurred by CDW arising directly from the Client Default.

3.5 The Client agrees to indemnify, keep indemnified and hold CDW harmless from and against all direct, indirect or consequential loss (all three of which terms include, but are not limited to, loss of profits, loss of business, depletion of goodwill and similar loss), liabilities, injuries, damages, claims, demands, proceedings or legal costs and judgements which CDW, or any employee or agent of CDW, incurs or suffers as a consequence of direct or indirect breach of any of the provisions of clauses 3.1 to 3.4 (inclusive).


4. Fees and payment

4.1 The Fees for the Services shall, unless otherwise stated, be set out in the Service Order.

4.2 The Client agrees to pay the Fees as specified on the invoice (or as agreed verbally, via email or SMS) and all additional fees and charges that may become due in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Additional charges include but are not limited to; medical care, vets bills, extra services requested by the Client either verbally or in writing that are not specified on the original Service Order. CDW will provide evidence of these extra charges incurred where reasonably required by the Client.

4.3 CDW reserves the right not to start providing the Services, or to suspend provision of the Services if the Client has failed to pay any sums due by the relevant payment date as shown below: Boarding – payment is due on the Sunday prior to the first day of the boarding period. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Other Services – Payment is due each Sunday prior to the week of the provision of the service.

4.4 If the Client fails to make any payment due by the due date for payment, CDW shall be entitled to charge interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per cent per annum above [HSBC] plc’s base rate from time to time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Client shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.


5. Cancellations

5.1 If the Client wishes to cancel any Service Order or part thereof, it shall provide notice as soon as possible to CDW and the following cancellation charges shall apply: 100% of the value of the booking if cancellation occurs less than 48 hours prior to the start of the provision of Services as noted on the Service Order; 50% of the value of the booking if cancellation occurs between 48 hours and 14 days of the start of the provision of Services as noted on the Service Order and 25% of the value of the booking if cancellation occurs more than 14 days prior to the start of the provision of Services as noted on the Service Order.

5.2 At CDWs sole discretion bookings may be credited to an alternative date.

5.3 CDW do not provide services to in-season bitches. If the Dog has come into season, then the Client cancellation charges may become due under clause 5.1.

6. Client’s Permissions, Responsibilities and Undertakings

6.1 The Client hereby consents to CDW making decisions for the Dogs’ general wellbeing, that CDW reasonably deems necessary during the Service Period. The Client acknowledges that by giving such consent additional cost may be incurred.

6.2 The Client authorises CDW to arrange for any emergency veterinary care that may be deemed necessary by CDW during the Service Period and agrees to reimburse CDW for all fees, charges and/or expenses for providing such emergency care. The client further agrees to reimburse CDW for the cost of any additional visits which may be deemed necessary to ensure the Dog’s safety and/or to monitor the Dog’s progress in recovering from sickness and/or injury.

6.3 The Client authorises CDW and its representatives to administer any medication as advised by the Client and/or subsequently by a veterinary professional.

6.4 The Client acknowledges responsibility for any and all medical expenses arising from any injury (including death) to CDW employees and agents and/or to any other persons caused by the Dog.

6.5 The Client gives permission for CDW to store any personal information provided by the Client for the purpose of providing the Services.


7. Limitation of liability

7.1 While CDW uses reasonable endeavours to provide a safe and hazard free environment in which the Services are provided, it cannot guarantee the total eradication of hazards.

7.2 Nothing in this Agreement shall limit or exclude either party’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

7.2 Subject to clause 7.2: (a) CDW shall not under any circumstances whatever be liable to the Client, whether in agreement, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, for any loss of profit, or any indirect or consequential loss arising under or in connection with this Agreement; and (b) CDW’s total liability to the Client in respect of all other losses arising under or in connection with this Agreement, whether in agreement, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, shall in no circumstances exceed the total fees paid to CDW the Client under this Agreement.

7.3 This clause 7 shall survive termination of this Agreement.

8. Covid-19

8.1 In relation to Clauses 4.3 and 5.1 the non-refundable deposit and cancellation charges apply regardless of cause including any and all disruption due to Covid-19. CDW would like to contact you from time to time with offers, promotions and information about goods or services similar to those which were the subject of a previous sale, or negotiations of a sale to you. By accepting these terms and conditions you are consenting to the above but of course may opt out at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy which can be found at for more information on how CDW look after and use your personal information.

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