Be a Tru Hero logo“Tru Hero” Holiday Promotion

Tell us how you’re a Tru Hero and enter to win!

This holiday season at Trupanion is all about the love of our pets. Share your “Tru Hero” story to enter to win some fabulous prizes this month!


  • Trupanion is giving away 25 copies of pet photography book, Dogphoria (a dog photography book by Jim Dratfield, in which Trupanion is featured).
  • One grand prize winner will receive an iPod Nano, $500 to give to a charity of your choice, and a copy of Dogphoria!

How to enter: Just write a short Tru Hero story about your pet. Are you a Tru Hero to your pet? Is your pet a Tru Hero to you? Tell us about it! Stories should be between 150 and 500 words. All entries must be received on or before December 19, 2010.

Send your story and a photo of your pet to [email protected] and you’ll be entered!


“I’m a Tru Hero to my dog, Ellie, because I rescued her from a shelter. Her nails were overgrown and she was in desperate need of a bath and I gave her a loving home with lots of love and toys.” -Stacy K.

“He makes me smile. He makes me love again. I love him to bits and I know he loves me even more. He is my true hero, my saviour, my gift from God.” -Anonymous

“My dog Goldie was in a shelter for 6 months, and after volunteering at the shelter, I couldn’t resist taking her home with me. Now she is my Tru Hero; she puts a smile on my face every day.” -Melissa K.

Second prize: On December 20th, we will draw 25 random winners to receive a copy of Dogphoria!

Grand prize: A panelist of judges from Trupanion will read the stories and select the top 10 story finalists to be entered to win the grand prize. Judging will be based on originality and heart. Finalists’ stories will each be posted in the Trupanion blog for public voting on December 20th. A user may vote by clicking the Facebook “like” button at the top of the blog post or by leaving a comment. Votes will be counted by total number of “likes” and comments. Only one comment per person will count.

The finalist with the most “likes” and comments by 10:00AM PST on December 30th will be announced as the grand prize winner and receive a copy of Dogphoria, an iPod Nano, as well as $500 to donate to their favorite charity!

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Entry method via e-mail. Giveaways are open to residents of the United States and Canada. Limit: 1 entry per user. Duplicate entries will not be counted. Trupanion employees are excluded from this drawing. All winners will be contacted via Facebook message or e-mail. Winners are selected randomly via Facebook users must leave e-mail contact information or set Facebook privacy settings allow us to send you a message. If selected winner has privacy settings that prevent us from contacting them, we will reshuffle the drawing and select a different winner. Chances of winning second prize 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.
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