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Trupanion at Pit Bulls on Parade

Pit BullsKeep an eye out for Trupanion’s booth at Pit Bulls on Parade this Saturday, August 23, 2014 in Issaquah, WA! 

BullsEye Dog Rescue has organized this event to provide education about the Pit Bull “breed” to the public, current owners, other rescue organizations and shelters throughout the Puget Sound region. This is a charity and non-profit organization that gives many Pit Bulls in need a second chance.

Many adoptable dogs will be strutting their stuff in the Pit Bull Parade for everybody to watch! There will be featured demonstrations on weight pull, agility, flyball, rally obedience, disc dog and a chance for you and your dog to even try some of these sports yourself.

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) testing will be offered for only $10.00, all dogs at the event will have a chance to earn their certificate!

Join Trupanion to support dogs in need at Pit Bulls on Parade. Click here to get more information.


Getting Back Into The Field

Hunter - Leslie Metcalf - Image 1 (small)When we got our first dog we would never have imagined purchasing insurance for our pet. Unfortunately, we incurred close to $10,000 out of pocket in the ten years we had our sweet Jack. When he passed in 2011 we knew we wanted another puppy. When I took our new Brittany spaniel puppy, Hunter, to the vet I enrolled him with Trupanion.

A year later, Hunter was chasing another dog and ran full blast into a wooden fence. The impact caused his hip bone to come out entirely. I was in complete disbelief that this was happening and that our energetic Brittany who was a trained hunting dog may never run or hunt again.

When I called Trupanion, I was pleasantly shocked at how responsive they were to our call. The representative was personal and truly cared, asking questions about Hunter and talking us through our coverage.

DOGust 1: Celebrating all pets’ birthdays

In honor of North Shore Animal League’s DOGust 1, the declared universal birthday for adopted pets whose birthdays are unknown, we wanted to celebrate ALL pets’ birthdays! For the first two weeks of August, we collected your birthday, puppy, kitten, and gotcha day pet photos so that we could celebrate them.

For every pet that was born or had a birthday in the last 365 days, we wish you a happy birthday and we’re filled with joy that you are in our lives!

Have a look at all the wonderful photos we received:

A big thank you to everyone who shared cute, adorable, and silly photos with us these past two weeks!

Our prize winners are: Stephanie P. and Giselle T. 

Trupanion Reviews – Week of 8/15

My vet office submitted my claim maybe 5 hours ago, a Saturday night, and I’ve already got a response! You guys are awesome. Covered more than I thought you would, too! -Jessica W.

Dexter and his best buddy

Thanks @Trupanion for covering my #HilarysBlend supplement! -@albieborden

Vet reminded me I have @Trupanion #petinsurance! will make Daphne’s care easier in at least 1 way! #relief #lovemydog pic.twitter.com/KFlLZ5P3O5 -@TeresaRhyne



The best way to #Ilovemypet #petlover is to have a @Trupanion insurance. the best #PetIinsurance that make they a #Happytail -Ladynorian

Buddy saids thank you Trupanion for helping my parents with my vet bills. U guys r the best! -Gail M.



We continue to be so pleased with the services provided by Trupanion. Our Tessa (an American Mastiff) if 4 years old and the center of our lives. With such a large dog, even minor medical care can be expensive. Trupanion is the best investment we have made. Carol & Vincent



I can’t express how great Trupanion is! We have such a story to share about our little Scarlet (female Boston). We had 2 medical incidents- totally unrelated over the past 2 years and both were totally hassle free claims. I just had to post today out of sheer appreciation and amazement for this company who sent a note indicating our Premium was NOT going up. I am a Raving Fan of Trupanion and will do all I can to spread the word about how wonderful this company is to work with!! -Christine M.

The biggest THANKS I can send from our home to all of you at Trupanion. I just received word that our dog Penny’s surgery was approved. This doggie momma cant wait to see her sweet penny feel better and back to her own frolicking ways. And her sister Pippa says thank u too -Antonia D.

Penny and Pippa

Penny and Pippa

I am so pleased when a client tells me they have Trupanion insurance for their pet. You give them the opportunity to make good choices for the pet’s cancer, not decisions just based on cost. Thank you!! -Dr Sue Cancer Vet

An Unlucky Pup Shares His Story

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Hi, I’m Jac, a 10-month-old Goldendoodle. My mom and dad wanted me and love me so much. When they brought me home at 8 weeks old, they got me Trupanion. Wow, were they smart.

When I was 17 weeks old, I got a parasite that almost killed me. But thanks to my fabulous veterinarian, Trupanion, and a long stay in hospital, I am as good as ever.

Mom took me to our local dog park a few weeks ago, and a mean dog named Leroy hurt me really, really bad. Again, mom rushed me to the hospital and they sewed me back together again.

Trust me, no more trips to dog parks in my near future, if ever!  My parents are so very grateful to Trupanion and all the wonderful people that work for them. They are honest, polite, and always pay for my boo boo’s in an extremely timely manner.  Truly the best insurance company ever. Thank you for taking such good care of me.

Moorpark, California

Enrolled: September 2013
Condition:Parasites, Attacked by Dog, and Hip Dysplasia
Total Paid: $8,795.26

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