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Trupanion Celebrates Its Canadian Roots Through Canada 150 and Record $150M in Canadian Claims

Vancouver, B.C. founded company Trupanion, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRUP) is celebrating paying more than $150M CAD in medical claims throughout its history. This milestone comes as Canadians celebrate Canada 150, the country's sesquicentennial anniversary.

Trupanion was founded by Darryl Rawlings, chief executive officer, from humble beginnings on a boat moored at Vancouver's Granville Island. The first year Trupanion provided coverage for just 19 pets, but finished 2016 with a total of 74,492 Canadian dogs and cats. Trupanion, one of the fastest growing providers of medical insurance ended last year with 343,649 enrolled pets throughout North America.

"We love pets and providing access to the best care is our goal," said Rawlings. "We are proud to hit this claims milestone as Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. But we have more work to do. We want to remove the need for pet owners to have to make a financially based decision when it comes to the health of their pet. $150M CAD is just the start. We genuinely look forward to increasing this ten-fold and helping more dogs and cats receive the care they need."

In addition, Trupanion's Canadian policyholders have contributed more than $235,000 over the last several years to several Canadian pet non-profit organizations, including the BC SPCA Biscuit Fund, The Farley Foundation and Speaking of Dogs Rescue, among others. Recently, employees at Trupanion's North Vancouver office also donated more than 300 pounds of pet food to the Dhana Metta Rescue Society.

In honor of Canada's 150th birthday, here are some curiously common breeds and pet names by province:

Alberta
  • Signature Breed: Devon Rex
  • Signature Name: Molson

British Columbia

  • Signature Breed: Formosan Mountain Dog
  • Signature Name: Hamish

Manitoba
  • Signature Breed: Lowchen
  • Signature Name: Misha

New Brunswick
  • Signature Breed: Goldendoodle
  • Signature Name: Miley

Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Signature Breed: English Setter
  • Signature Name: Sailor

Nova Scotia
  • Signature Breed: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
  • Signature Name: Kitten

Northwest Territories
  • Signature Breed: Olde English Bulldogge
  • Signature Name: BB

Nunavut
  • Signature Breed: Yorkshire Terrier
  • Signature Name: Leela

Ontario
  • Signature Breed: Ganaraskan
  • Signature Name: Toffee

Prince Edward Island

  • Signature Breed: Cairn Terrier
  • Signature Name: Ted

Quebec
  • Signature Breed: Sphynx
  • Signature Name: Keira

Saskatchewan
  • Signature Breed: Icelandic Sheepdog
  • Signature Name: Gunnar

Yukon
  • Signature Breed: Canadian Eskimo/Inuit
  • Signature Name: Laika                  

About Trupanion

Trupanion is a leading provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs throughout the United States and Canada. For almost two decades, Trupanion has given pet owners peace of mind so they can focus on their pet's recovery, not financial stress. Trupanion is committed to providing pet owners with the highest value in pet medical insurance. Trupanion is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "TRUP". The company was founded in Vancouver BC, Canada in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Trupanion policies are issued, in the United States, by its wholly owned insurance entity American Pet Insurance Company and, in Canada, by Omega General Insurance Company. For more information, please visit trupanion.com.

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