Trupanion wants to know why your veterinarian is a Tru Hero!

Veterinarians are heroes on a daily basis, helping pets live longer and healthier lives. We want to hear your story and experience about how your veterinarian has been a Tru Hero for you and your pet.

How to enter:

Write a short story about how your veterinarian is a Tru Hero and include your city, state, and the name of your veterinary clinic. Stories should be between 150 and 500 words. All entries must be received by September 30th, 2011. Email your story to us at [email protected]. Be sure to include a photo of your pet and/or veterinarian.


  • Six weekly $25 gift cards
  • Five $50 cash prizes
  • One $500 cash prize, an additional $500 cash to the winner’s veterinarian to treat needy pets, and a “Tru Hero 2011” plaque for the veterinary clinic to display

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 October 3, 2011. Winners will each receive a $50 cash prize and their stories will be posted on Trupanion’s website.

Grand prize: The five finalists’ stories will each be posted on the Trupanion blog for public voting on October 3, 2011. Individuals may vote for a particular story 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 19, 2011 at 5pm PST.

The finalist with the most comments will receive the grand prize of $500 cash. Their veterinarian will also receive $500 to treat needy pets as well as a “Tru Hero 2011” plaque! Grand prize winner will be announced on October 21, 2011.

Disclaimer: No purchase necessary. Entry method via e-mail. Giveaways are open to residents of the United States and Canada over the age of 18. Limit: 1 entry per user. Duplicate entries will not be counted. Entries accepted until 11:59pm PST September 30th, 2011. By submitting your story and photo you agree that Trupanion may use these in print and online materials. Trupanion employees are excluded from this drawing. All winners will be contacted via e-mail. Weekly drawings will be held on August 26th, September 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. 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. © 2011 Trupanion. All rights reserved.