Founder & CEO: Darryl Rawlings
Founded in Canada in 1998
Headquartered in Seattle, WA
Underwritten by American
Pet Insurance Company
Included in The Huffington
Post's list of the top 9
Media contact: Britta Gidican, 206.607.1930
Trupanion is committed to high standards and transparency in all our actions and products. We welcome
the opportunity to speak to the media about our product, our mission, and our vision for the pet insurance
industry as a whole, and can provide expertise on issues related to pet health and pet care, and pets
in the workplace.
If you are interested in scheduling an interview with one of our spokespeople, please contact Britta Gidican at email@example.com or 206.607.1930.
Read about Trupanion in The Huffington Post
03/06/2014 – Trupanion donated over $45,000 to non-profit animal shelters across North America since its launch of the Shelter Support Program in 2013.
01/29/2014 – Trupanion shared Super Bowl-related pet names and information about the Game Day Pets photo contest, determined pets’ loyalties lie with Seattle.
11/04/13 – Trupanion shares the three most common health issues puppies and kittens encounter in their first year of life.
9/25/13 – Trupanion Selects Tito’s Handmade Vodka as Pet-Friendly Workplace Seal of Approval Contest Winner.
5/14/13 – Trupanion launches shelter program with McKamey Animal Shelter
3/8/13 – Trupanion announces new policy enhancements
2/27/13 – Trupanion becomes sole provider of pet insurance for Hero Dogs
– Trupanion featured on Designing Spaces Pet Spaces
1/17/13 – BluePearl Veterinary Partners names Trupanion its 2013 Pet Insurance Partner in Education Sponsor
1/22/13 – Trupanion launches Trupanion Express
11/20/12 – Darin Nelson joins Trupanion as Senior Vice President
Trupanion in the News
BRW – discussed Trupanion’s pet friendly workplace is an employee benefit that will make you salivate.
Cat Fancy – shared Trupanion’s list of Irish-inspired pet names.
King 5 – promoted Seattle Humane Society’s “St. Catty's Day” promotion where they charged only $17 for cat adoptions. 30 days of medical coverage from Trupanion is included in the adoption fee.
Tails First – awarded Trupanion with the Tails First Alpha Award (an award for products, companies, and service providers that have gone over and beyond to create superior products or services for pets and their owners) based on a simple medical coverage plan, 90% coverage, no payout limits, minimal waiting periods, minimal requirements and comprehensive coverage.
SCVMA Pulse – shared Trupanion data on the frequency of pet owner veterinarian visits with and without insurance.
Wall St. Tails – shared the story about Cindy, a dog that was rescued from Monmouth County SPCA, was covered by a Trupanion Shelter Support Program certificate when she was diagnosed with glaucoma.
WTVF-TV (Nashville, TN) – featured a segment with Dr. Craig Prior, local veterinarian and owner of Nashville Pet Emergency Clinic at Rivergate, where he recommended Trupanion.
The Lifetime Channel – featured Dr. Kerri Marshall, Trupanion’s Chief Veterinary Officer, as she discussed Trupanion’s medical coverage plan for pets.
Dog Living Magazine - shared Trupanion’s list of the most popular Irish-inspired pet names.
KING 5 TV (Seattle, WA) - featured Trupanion’s list of the most common dog and cat toxins found close to home.
Forbes - mentioned Trupanion as a new competitor in the pet health insurance market.
IDG Connect - Trupanion’s use of BI software is a perfect example of motivation and inspiration for innovation—specifically in its ability to develop Trupanion Express.
Digital Journal - included Trupanion as one of the pet medical insurance companies that originated in Canada and expanded to the U.S.
The Animal Health Foundation – shared news about their “Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound” event where Trupanion is a sponsor.
Be Humane - shared news that Trupanion is a sponsor for the Emerging Hero Dogs category of the American Humane Association’s event, the Hero Dog Awards.
The Stevie Awards – awarded Trupanion with the silver medal in both the Customer Service Complaints Team of the Year and Contact Center of the Year.
Dogster – shared the story of a Trupanion policy holder, Noodle, who received emergency veterinary care and was covered by Trupanion who paid $16,569 for the claim.
Fortune – featured an interview with Dan Levitan, founder of Maveron, who discussed why he believes in Trupanion and his relationship with Trupanion CEO Darryl Rawlings.
Huffington Post – highlighted Trupanion as a major player in the pet medical insurance industry.
Pet MD and Yahoo! Shine – reported Trupanion’s data from Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Denise Petryk, DVM, on the healthiest dog breeds.
Pets Guide Magazine – highlighted Trupanion as a vendor at the Animal Health Foundation’s “Walk a Hound Lose a Pound”
WSVN-TV (Miami, FL) – featured Trupanion in a segment about pet medical coverage.
Pet MD and Yahoo! Shine – shared data from Trupanion’s Director of Veterinary Services, Denise Petryk, on the nine dog breeds most prone to cancer.
Modern Dog Magazine – shared Trupanion’s data about heart health in pets.
Puget Sound Business Journal and Geekwire – highlighted Trupanion as one of the fast-growing, leading employers that Koru works with.
Military Times – shared the story about a Trupanion policyholder and military serviceman’s dog, Loki, which highlighted the benefits of medical coverage for pets.
Animal Wellness Magazine – shared Trupanion’s data on Valentine’s-related foreign body ingestion claims.
DVM 360 – shared news of Trupanion’s U.S. Veteran Service Dog Program launch in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Wall Street Journal – covered the New York Pet Fashion show, a charity event Trupanion sponsored to benefit non-profit animal shelters in the Tri-State area. Trupanion also donated $1,000 to the 2014 Rescue Dog of the Year at the event.
Aspect – created a case study about Trupanion.
GeekWire – Trupanion is listed among successful Seattle-based companies.
Seattle Dog Spot – Trupanion is a pet-friendly business that celebrates deaf pets, ensures pet fire safety and emergency preparedness in the office, and offers several employee pet benefits.
SiSensePrism – Trupanion’s Director of Business Intelligence, TJ Houk, discusses the data platform/BI solution that Trupanion employs.
The Stevie Awards For Sales & Customer Service – named Trupanion as a finalist for Contact Center of the Year out more than 100 companies and Customer Service Complaints Team of the Year categories of the 2014 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.
WSET-TV ABC 13 (Roanoke, VA) – Highlighted Trupanion as a top company that offers pet medical insurance.
Veterinary Practice News - reported Trupanion’s market share for pet medical insurance.
Shelton Herald - shared New Year’s resolutions for pets including providing your pet with pet medical insurance like Trupanion for dogs and cats.
The following outlets also included Trupanion in the News:
The New York Pet Fashion Show – highlighted Trupanion’s presentation of a $1,000 award to the Rescue Dog of the Year.
Seattle PI – shared Trupanion’s data about pet names related to the Super Bowl. The data revealed pets’ loyalties lie with Seattle.
Military Times – Trupanion partners with The Department of Veterans Affairs for the Veteran Service Dog Program, which offers full coverage to eligible Veteran service dogs.
Southern Hospitality Magazine – Trupanion’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Dr. Kerri Marshall provides advice on safe pet travel for National Pet Travel Safety Day.
The Denver Post's YourHub – Trupanion shares data on foreign body ingestion encouraging pet owners to seek out their veterinarian when they think their pet has consumed something they shouldn’t have.
Spot Magazine – Trupanion’s Chief Operating Officer Howard Rubin is quoted highlighting the importance of pet health insurance.
Keycode – Featured Trupanion as a company that strives to protect pets and provide a wealth of knowledge for owners.
Humor at Work – Trupanion is a good example of a company who incorporates pets at work.
The Canadian Veterinary Journal – Trupanion’s CEO, Darryl Rawlings, responds to CBC’s “Barking Mad.”
PetPartners Interactions Magazine – Trupanion partners with PetPartners and gains the top spot in “Things We Like.”
Seattle Times – Margi Tooth leaves Petplan UK to join Trupanion in Seattle as Vice President of Digital Marketing.
First Aid Store – Trupanion shares data on the 3 most common health issues puppies and kittens encounter in their first year.
The following outlets also included Trupanion in the news:
o WZRV The River 95.3 Online
o Plum Crazy
o Alabama Newsday
o WCIV-TV/ABC News Channel 7 (Charleston, SC)
o WBMA-TV/ABC 33/40 (Birmingham, AL)
o Inside Tucson Business
Geekwire – Trupanion is one of the first companies to test Koru, a Seattle-based startup that plans to help recent grads transition into the workforce.
The following outlets also included Trupanion in the news:
o Market Wired
o Yahoo! Finance
o Venture Beat
o Ed Tech Times
Puget Sound Business Journal – Trupanion CEO, Darryl Rawlings, provides a motivational quote saying “be yourself, everyone else is taken” in the Puget Sound Business Journal’s round up of advice from the areas top executives.
Dawg Business – Provides details about her new Trupanion coverage sharing her experience with her readers.
Dawg Business – provides an in-depth account of her positive experience with Trupanion where she stated she had a “very pleasant and straightforward experience. Thank you, Trupanion.”
Canine Journal – Trupanion provides thousands of dollars of reimbursement for a number of pets included in this roundup of claim reimbursement experiences from real customers.
Pet Care RX – Trupanion is named as one of the top three providers who earn top ratings based on comprehensive coverage and high or non-existent payout limits.
MassHealthConnectors.com – Trupanion shares the five most common health ailments in dogs.
Seattle Business Magazine – Trupanion’s CEO, Darryl Rawlings details how the company started, policy pricing and future aspirations.
Bubble News – looks into pet health insurance and lists Trupanion as a top choice.
Life With Dogs and Cats – shares details about Trupanion and lists it as a top choice in pet health insurance.
Paw Vogue – Trupanion is a top sponsor of the New York Pet Fashion Show and will present the Rescue Dog of the Year Award to the 2014 Rescue Dog of the Year.
PR News Channel – BluePearl Veterinary Partners suggests pet owners consider pet insurance from companies like Trupanion.
The story was republished in the following outlets:
o Beverly Hills Courier
o Metro.us New York
o The Chronicle
o Pike County Courier
o Jackson County Daily
Wealth Channel Magazine – Trupanion’s founder and CEO, Darryl Rawlings, details the importance and benefits of pet insurance.
Fido Friendly – Trupanion offers congenital, hereditary and alternative medicine coverage.
Daily Worth & Yahoo! Finance – Trupanion’s pet-friendly workplace earns a spot on a roundup of “cool job perks” and VP of Human Resources, Erich Wuhrman explains the benefits.
Today’s Veterinary News - Darryl Rawlings and Dr. Kerri Marshall discuss how insured clients can benefit and grow veterinary practices.
The Examiner – Trupanion data about the 3 most common health issues puppies and kittens encounter in their first year of life was published including details on foreign body ingestion as it’s the most common issue for both puppies and kittens.
Trupanion’s data on the three most common health issues puppies and kittens encounter in their first year was republished in the following as well:
o Preston Speaks
o Dakota’s Den
o The Regional News (Pittsburgh, PA)
o FindItPasco.com (Pasco County, FL)
o The Daily Barometer (Corvallis, OR)
o Valley News Live (Fargo, ND)
o KLTV Channel 7 (East Texas)
Entrepreneur Magazine – Trupanion’s video testimonials are highlighted as a great way to make pet insurance tangible.
o Reuters - Republished the Entrepreneur Magazine story above.
o Yahoo! Finance - Republished the Entrepreneur Magazine story above.
Today’s Veterinary News - Trupanion announces its new veterinary e-newsletter, Veterinary Update.
Canadian Vet Link - Trupanion partners with the Veterinary Purchasing Group.
o Indianapolis ABC affiliate, RTV6 A Trupanion policy holder recommends pet insurance, mentioning that it has “paid off.”
Learnvest - Trupanion earns a spot in Learnvest’s list of 9 coolest workplace perks in their story detailing new ways companies are scoring points with their employees.
o Forbes - Republished the Learnvest story above.
Bark Magazine – Trupanion organized a pet fire safety evacuation drill and continues to offer a variety pet perks for employees.
o eWallstreeter - Republished the Bark Magazine story above.
o DogGeek - Republished the Bark Magazine story above.
Oregon Travel Daily - Trupanion offers tips and tricks for traveling with your pet in honor of Pet Travel Safety Day on January 2.
GoBankingRates.com - Trupanion’s TJ Houk, Director of Business Intelligence, comments on what parents should expect when their adult children leave their pets behind.
Seattle Dog Spot - Trupanion displays the Seattle Dog Spot dog-friendly business decal.
The Puget Sound Business Journal - Margi Tooth joined Trupanion as VP of Digital Marketing.
Seattle Business Magazine - Margi Tooth joined Trupanion as VP of Digital Marketing.
Media Street - Trupanion gives insight around PPC with a quote from Michelle Atkins, Digital Marketing Specialist, about cross-marketing partnerships online.
Bark & Swagger – Trupanion provides a blogger peace of mind.
Pull Over and Let Me Out – Trupanion’s Chief Veterinarian Officer offers pet travel safety tips.
DogKinetics.com – Trupanion earns a spot in the 10 best dog health websites.
Save.ca – Trupanion is one of the top pet insurers in Canada.
Wealth Channel Magazine – Trupanion CEO, Darryl Rawlings contributed and article detailing the top three benefits of pet insurance.
Bankrate Canada – Ontario Veterinary Medical Association agrees with Trupanion that “pet insurance is an excellent way to protect yourself from financial strain in the long-term and can save you thousands of dollars."
Marketing Land – Trupanion’s Digital Content Manager, Michelle Atkins, provides marketing expertise on ways to run paid search campaigns to beat competition.
Today’s Veterinary News - Trupanion’s response to “Barking Mad,” CBC’s Marketplace segment that aired Friday (October 4).
The Chronicle Herald - Trupanion comments in response to “Barking Mad,” CBC’s Marketplace in this story discussing “veterinary bashing” and how it affects veterinarians.
VetEdge – Trupanion’s response to the CBC Marketplace episode, “Barking Mad.”
The Montreal Tribune – Trupanion’s response to “Barking Mad,” CBC’s Marketplace segment that aired Friday (October 4).
Seattle Times – Dave Haldi joins Trupanion as the company’s new director of corporate development.
Seattle Business Magazine - Dave Haldi joins Trupanion as the company’s new director of corporate development.
Dog Fancy - Trupanion shares pet-friendly workplace data.
Veterinary Advantage Magazine – Trupanion announces Tito’s Handmade Vodka as the winner of their first annual Pet-Friendly Workplace Seal of Approval contest.
The Bark Magazine - Trupanion earns a spot on The Bark Magazine’s list of the 2013 - 2014 Best Dog- Friendly Workplaces in America.
The Puget Sound Business Journal – Trupanion earns a spot in the top 25 Washington’s Best Places to Work list.
Money Talks News – Trupanion is highlighted by Florida veterinarian, Dr. Summer Heyerly, DVM, who shares a story about a Trupanion pet policy holder, Clyde, who ate a bone and underwent a $1500 surgery.
o MSN Money republished the same Money Talks News story above.
KGBT-TV Action 4 News - Trupanion is highlighted in this Texas News piece also by Florida veterinarian, Dr. Summer Heyerly, DVM, who shares a story about a Trupanion pet policy holder, Clyde, who ate a bone and underwent a $1500 surgery.
Philadelphia Examiner - Florida veterinarian, Dr. Summer Heyerly, DVM, shares a story about a Trupanion pet policy holder, Clyde, who ate a bone and underwent a $1500 in this story about insurance for the whole family.
The Gazette - A writer sent in questions about pet health insurance to The Gazette’s advice columnist who says having health insurance for pets is as important as having it for humans and lists Trupanion as a pet insurance provider to research when making a decision on which company to choose.
o Coloradosprings.com republished the same Gazette story above.
Cowichan News - This British Columbia daily news outlet, featured Trupanion policy holders, Sara and Tom Phillips who shared their experience with Trupanion and how our insurance has really paid off for them and their dog, Remi.
Vets to Go Radio - Trupanion Territory Partner, Karen Belanger, discussed pet insurance and its benefits to pets and pet owners alike.
NYC Beauty News – Trupanion’s dogs in Halloween costumes.
The Gazette - Ms. Kitty recommends Trupanion as a pet insurance company to consider for a newly adopted cat.
The International Wingshooter - Ways to keep hunting dogs safe this hunting season.
The Salem Gazette - Trupanion announces new partnership with the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA.
Salem Patch - Trupanion announces new partnership with the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA.
Press Democrat – Vista Broadband offer Trupanion pet insurance as a benefit to their employees.
o Bloomberg BusinessWeek republished the same Press Democrat story above.
o Insurance News Net also reposted the Press Democrat story above.
o Petaluma360.com reposted the Press Democrat story above as well.
CreditCards.com - Evaluates if pet insurance is worth the cost.
DVM360 – Trupanion clinches one of the highest market shares in the pet insurance industry.
One + One= Four – Dr. Kerri Marshall share back-to-school tips on how to help your family pet adjust.
Occupational Health & Safety – As pets in the workplace is on the rise, Vice President of Human Resources, Erich Wuhrman, provided insight to pet safety in the workplace.
Seattle Business Magazine – Trupanion welcomes new director of corporate development, Dave Haldi.
Hays Free Press - Texas Plum Creek Veterinary Hospital owner, Dr. Joey Bryant, likes Trupanion “because they pay out 90 percent reimbursement with little hassle.”
Green Bay Press Gazette - Football-related names revealed and Green Bay Packers names don’t make the list.
KOMO Radio – Dr. Kerri Marshall discusses fire safety in the Consumer Tip of the Day.
Vetstreet – Trupanion’s Aaron Eastlick discusses why Seattle is a great pet city.
KOMO News – Dr. Kerri Marshall discusses including your pets in disaster plans.
Dog Tipper – Trupanion launches contest with $5,000 grand prize.
Puget Sound Business Journal - Trupanion’s unique employee perks revealed.
KOMO TV - Trupanion statistics included in marijuana toxicity story.
KING 5 Pet Dish – Football-related pet names revealed
Seattle Dog Spot – Trupanion offers statistics on marijuana toxicity
KONA Radio – Howard Rubin discusses why marijuana toxicity is on the rise
Santa Fe New Mexican – Trupanion launches program with Santa Fe Animal Shelter
Mommy Blog Expert – Dr. Kerri Marshall offers back-to-school tips for pet owners
Dog Tipper – Trupanion’s fire evacuation plan highlighted for pet-friendly offices.
Sprout Insights – Stacy Kowalchuk discusses Trupanion’s use of Vine.
Pet Health Care Gazette – Trupanion offers fire safety tips for the workplace.
Investors.com – Howard Rubin discusses pet insurance.
CEO Blog Nation - Darryl Rawlings offers business advice.
The Pet Doctor - Kerri Marshall explains the benefits of pet insurance.
Insurance Quotes – Alison Andrew talks about insuring shelter pets.
Puget Sound Business Journal – Trupanion a finalist in Washington’s Best Workplaces competition.
Seattle Dog Spot – Announcement of Trupanion’s “Seal of Approval” contest.
Today.com – Dr. Kerri Marshall discusses Trupanion’s take on pets in the workplace.
The Office Stylist - A feature on Trupanion’s pet-friendly workplace.
She Knows - Darryl Rawlings discusses the benefits of pet insurance.
KOMO News – Trupanion celebrates Take Your Dog to Work Day
Ballard News-Tribune – Announcement of Trupanion’s “Seal of Approval” contest.
Puget Sound Business Journal - Trupanion in the final four of Seattle’s Social Madness competition.
BOA Small Business Community - Darryl Rawlings discusses the benefits of pets at work.
Toronto Star – Darryl Rawlings discusses pet insurance.
Your Pet Insurance Guide – Podcast interview with Dr. Kerri Marshall on Trupanion Express.
Geek Wire – Trupanion makes the list of Seattle bike-friendly companies.
WCCB Charlotte TV – Dr. Tom Watson recommends Trupanion.
Red Herring - Trupanion a finalist in the Top 100 North America contest.
Globe & Mail - Darryl Rawlings discusses pets injured in auto accidents.
Veterinary Advantage – Announcement of Trupanion’s active status in all 50 states.
Your Pet Insurance Guide – Information on some of Trupanion’s paid claims.
Powered Up Talk Radio – Dr. Kerri Marshall discusses her background and Trupanion.
Today’s Veterinary Practice – Announcement of Trupanion Express.
Veterinary Practice News – Dr. Kerri Marshall discusses pet insurance myths.
SUCCESS Magazine – Trupanion discusses using storytelling in marketing.
Veterinary Economics – Pet insurance at a glance.
Vet Medicine – Trupanion pet insurance interview.
Pet MD – Dr. Kerri Marshall offers advice on a balanced dog food.
Dawg Business – Trupanion policyholder discusses experience with IMHA.
Puget Sound Business Journal – Trupanion one of first 20 companies to join Social Madness competition.
Veterinary Advantage – Products to watch: Trupanion Express.
The Bob Rivers Show – Graham Mooney discusses the importance of pet insurance.
New York Post – Trupanion policyholder profiled regarding how pet insurance can help save the lives of pets.
Metro Pet – Jim Bartlett discusses budgeting for pet expenses.
CEO Blog Nation – Darryl Rawlings discussing motivating employees.
Sonoran News – Pet new year’s resolutions.
DVM 360 – Trupanion Express launches at NAVC 2013.
DVM 360 – Dr. Kerri Marshall discusses pet health.
Best Friends Magazine – Trupanion’s pet-friendly office was featured in an article on “cubicle
Cesar’s Way Magazine – Dr. Kerri Marshall discusses some things pet owners can do to help their pets transition between seasons.
PetMD – Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Kerri Marshall offers tips on how to keep cats happy
Society for Human Resource Management – Erich Wuhrman, Trupanion’s VP Human Resources, discussed Trupanion’s workplace attitude toward Halloween festivities.
Fox 40 News-TV – Veterinarian Dr. Jyl discusses pet insurance and Trupanion specifically.
Veterinary Practice News – This article takes a look at the evolution of the pet insurance industry.
Trupanion is founded as Vetinsurance by then and current CEO Darryl Rawlings (Canada market focus).
The North American-wide Territory Partners field sales force was launched - a structure that is unique to Trupanion. This dedicated on-the-ground team is one of the largest field sales organizations in the animal health industry.
The company became the first profitable pet insurance provider in North America.
Trupanion purchases and becomes underwritten by American Pet Insurance Company - a monoline pet insurance organization that administrates and underwrites its own business.
Trupanion insures their first pet in the United States.
Trupanion expands into Puerto Rico.
The company launches special coverage for health conditions related to breeding pets (including coverage for pregnancy complications), search and rescue dogs, and law enforcement dogs (including police dogs shot in the line of duty) - all industry firsts.
Updated policy to include hip dysplasia in core coverage.
Became licensed to write pet insurance policies in all 50 states.
Find more Trupanion information and fun pet news and tips on the Trupanion Blog.