Articles by Heather

About Heather@FamilyAndFur

Manager, Public and Media Relations
Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue. Google+

Pet Safety Experts Offer Tips for New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve will be a popular time for families and friends to celebrate 2012 and toast all the possibilities of 2013. Often, this means big family gatherings and festive parties. Because dogs and cats are considered part of … Continue reading

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Holiday Planning & Considerations for Pets

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has arrived, and during this time many people can become caught up in overloaded schedules, party planning, hosting relatives, and travel plans. It can be easy to overlook your furry friends that … Continue reading

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I Wish – A Poem by Cassidy Freeman

I received the sweetest email the other day. One of our policyholders has a 9-year-old granddaughter named Cassidy who adores his dog, Rocky. She took it upon herself to write a poem dedicated to Rocky, and I had to share it with … Continue reading

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Darin Nelson Joins Trupanion as Senior Vice President

SEATTLE, WA /November 20, 2012 — Trupanion, North America’s second-largest and fastest-growing pet insurance provider, today announced the recent hire of Darin Nelson as Senior Vice President. Nelson brings over 25 years of leadership experience to Trupanion. Nelson has spent … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Patti Kennedy

Patti Kennedy, whose yellow Labrador Retriever Zurich won the Service Dog category at the 2011 American Humane Association’s Hero Dog Awards, has died. She was 66. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. And we celebrate her legacy as it … Continue reading

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Two Petplan UK Executives Join Trupanion

SEATTLE, WA (Vocus)/October 30, 2012 — Two top executives from Petplan UK, an Allianz Company and currently the largest and most successful pet insurance brand in the world, are bringing their 20 years combined experience to Trupanion, North America’s second-largest … Continue reading

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In Memorium: Hero Dog Stacey Mae

As you probably know by know, Trupanion was a sponsor of this year’s American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. This event celebrates the hero dogs in all of our lives and gives special recognition to eight hero dogs that truly … Continue reading

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In Memorium: My Beautiful June

The following story came to me recently and I wanted to share it with all of you. It’s the story of June - a sweet, adorable Yorkshire Terrier who was the light of her guardian Sylvia’s life. We at Trupanion know … Continue reading

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Trupanion Attends 2012 Hero Dog Awards

On Saturday, October 6, Trupanion had the honor of attending the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards in Beverly Hills. This event celebrated the finalists in the Hero Dog Awards competition – America’s top dogs chosen as winners in each … Continue reading

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Trupanion Celebrates Service Dogs: Ravi and Laurel’s Story

Trupanion is always excited to hear of special relationships between pets and their owners. Ravi, a scruffy stray roaming for a place to live, found an opportunity to change the life of others by becoming a Hearing Assistance Dog. He … Continue reading

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