Here is the link to the recent article about the recent issue regarding the groomer who posted photos of celebrity Johnny Depp's dogs online. In this case, the article states that Depp probably would not have been caught if it were not for the groomer posting the images online. Now it's doubtful that the groomer should face any liability issue in this case since the owner of the dogs had acted in an unlawful manner and THAT was what got him into trouble. Not the groomer.
BUT, what if the same situation took place and the dog owner was not a celebrity. What if the dog owner was instead, a victim of domestic violence and had moved quite often in order to keep herself hidden and safe from her attacker? What if in this case, the groomer posting photos of the dogs online led to the domestic violence victim being located & found by her attacker? Who then attacked her again. Hmmmmm...
Could THAT scenario put your grooming business at risk for a liability lawsuit? It's pretty likely. But again, I'm no attorney. Now this is a pretty extreme example here but a good business sense should always lead you to planning for worst case scenario and rainy days. So here are three things that you may want to consider looking into this week to protect your grooming business:
Angela Thompson, creator of PetBusinessDashboard.com & PetGroomingMarketingKit.com. President of Etegy Marketing LLC. Amazon author page.