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Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/17

Trupanion couldn’t have a more true to mission name! Not only are they helping our traumatized pup, but offering vets in training a rare opportunity to circumvent a leg amputation for perhaps a “pinkie” extraction. How good is that? -Vernyce D.

Thank you for covering Sophie’s medical bills! It made a tough situation easier. Sophie made it home in time for Canadian Thanksgiving — We were so thankful to have her home and for Trupanion for helping us. -KC G.

2014 Hero Dog Awards

Trupanion had a wonderful time in Beverly Hills for the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards ceremony.

It was an exciting weekend spent appreciating America’s favorite hero dogs who have helped others, improved lives, and influenced many with their stories. We were honored to meet each of the eight finalists, along with their families who traveled lengthy distances to attend.

Congratulations to Susie, a therapy dog, who was selected as the American Hero Dog of 2014!

We also had the opportunity to attend the Animal Stars book launch at Fox Studios. Famous pets were strutting their stuff on the red carpet, being interviewed, and taking pictures with fans.


Fourth Annual Hero Dog Awards - Arrivals

Trupanion team members walking the red carpet with table guests

Fourth Annual Hero Dog Awards - Arrivals


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 I am legend    AW2_6387

Watch the 2014 Hero Dog Awards on the Hallmark Channel, Oct. 30, 8 pm ET/PT; 7C

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Animal Stars

Animal Stars

Courtesy of the American Humane Association

As a company dedicated to pet health, Trupanion is always looking to align with organizations that share our commitment to health, happiness, and care of animals—the American Humane Association is one of those organizations.

The American Humane Association helps to promote policy movement and develop legislative efforts that help change cultural attitudes and protect children, pets, and farm animals from abuse and neglect. Trupanion policyholders have helped support this mission by donating over $69,000 to the American Humane Association in 2013 alone, and we helped promote the cause and celebrate outstanding animals by sponsoring the Emerging Hero Dog Category whose winner this year was Xena, in the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards.

Since 1940 the American Humane Association has worked closely with the film industry as the only organization monitoring the health and well-being of animals in film and broadcast production and presenting the “No Animals Were Harmed”® certification. Their close ties to the film industry provide a unique opportunity to share details about the lives of furry actors we see on-screen.

This fall, they helped launch a book that highlights this relationship and raises funding to continue to promote their cause. Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with your Favorite Animal Actors is a peek into the off-screen lives of animal icons, their trainers, and the American Humane Association’s role in maintaining their health and safety through the “No Animals Were Harmed”® program. The book offers a look at many iconic animal actors, including stars like Benji, Uggie from The Artist, and Crackerjack the cat, also known as Crookshanks in Harry Potter.

If you’re a film buff and animal lover looking for a way to support a cause, Animal Stars can give you the opportunity to fulfill all of these needs. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds will aid the American Humane Association.

Taking a New Route

Brie Marie - Stephanie Wilmore - Image 2

My wife and I have been animal lovers and pet owners for many years. A couple of years ago, for the first time, we decided to adopt a miniature schnauzer instead of taking our traditional pedigree route. We named her Brie Marie and she was approximately 3 years old.  We felt blessed to have her as our new baby girl, and she bonded quickly to our family– Bert, our 12-year-old miniature schnauzer, my wife, and myself.

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 10/10

Our sincere thanks to @Trupanion, who is helping pay for Oatmeal’s recent cyst removal. He feels much better! pic.twitter.com/qRkH4WTVbs -@Duskheart


Just want to say thank you for the excellent service I received from Trupanion, our English Bulldog puppy, decided to help herself to copious amounts of dog food and we had to take her in to the vet in the middle of the night. I contacted Trupanion the next day and they did all the paperwork with my Vet and it was so much easier than I expected. Just a phone call for me. They kept in contact with me throughout the entire process. We only had insurance for 1 month. Thanks so much! -Kristy R.
Our Maui pup, now living in the urban eastern seaboard, has sustained a catastrophic injury. Their response is attentive, empathic and they keep their word about doing their best to cover most emergency eventualities. In the past, Trupanion covered most of her ACL surgeries on both back legs. We have recommended nothing but this plan to all our friends. Thank you for doing what you say you will in a time that is most painful and costly! -Vernyce D.

The best Thanksgiving I could have asked for.Couldnt have done it with out you.My Rembrandt made it thru surgery and is coming home today.Thankyou for your kind words and support in the last year.Lots of hugs and Hi fives from Rembrandt(aka Rembrat) Marsha,Chris and Alli

Thank you Trupanion for your part in helping to save my life (again). A very big shout out to customer care rep Shannon B for her sweet and thoughtful card and this great bandanna and Trupanion gear. If you ever need someone to sing your praises, I’m your dog!! -Clarisse S.