Trupanion wants to know how a pet has changed your life!

Pets of all shapes and sizes have an incredible impact on animal lovers’ lives. Nothing can replace that special bond, those fond memories, or the unique way your pet nuzzles you when he wants attention. We want to hear your story and experience about how a pet in your life has made a substantial impact.

How to enter:

Write a short story about how your pet has changed your life and include your city and state/province. Stories should be between 150 and 500 words. All entries must be received by September 27th, 2012. Email your story to us at [email protected]. Be sure to include a photo of your pet.


  • Four weekly $25 gift cards
  • One $500 gift card grand prize

How to win:

Weekly winners: All entrants will be shuffled into a random drawing and one winner will be drawn each week to receive a $25 gift card.

Top 5 Finalists: A panelist of judges from Trupanion will read all stories and select the top 5 finalists to be entered to win the grand prize. Five finalists will be announced on September 28, 2012. Finalists’ stories will be posted on Trupanion’s blog.

Grand prize: The five finalists’ stories will each be posted on the Trupanion blog for public voting on September 28, 2012. Individuals may vote for a particular story by clicking the Facebook ‘Like’ button on the respective blog post. Users without Facebook access may cast their vote by leaving a comment on that particular blog post. (Only one comment per person/IP address will count towards final tally.) Voting will close October 5, 2012 at 2pm PST.

The finalist with the most combined ‘Likes’ and comments will receive the $500 gift card grand prize. Grand prize winner will be announced on October 5, 2012.

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Entry method via e-mail. Giveaways are open to residents of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico over the age of 18. Limit: 1 entry per user. Duplicate entries will not be counted. Entries accepted until 11:59pm PST September 27th, 2012. Trupanion employees are excluded from this drawing. All winners will be contacted via e-mail. Weekly drawings will be held on September 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Weekly winners are selected randomly via Chances of winning weekly drawing prizes are based on participation. By entering the contest you are agreeing that Trupanion can use all or a portion of your entry in any company materials, including company website and blog. Your privacy is important to us. Please review Trupanion’s Privacy Policy. © 2012 Trupanion. All rights reserved.