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Send every pet to their forever home, protected

From the moment they arrive in your care to the moment they find their forever home, you give pets a great chance at a great life. Together, we can help those pets live a long, happy life in their forever homes.

The Trupanion Shelter Support program is a simple program with a big heart. It gives shelter pets a chance to start life in their new homes with Trupanion coverage and gives your organization the opportunity to improve adoption retention and help more pets in your care. It’s how we help adopters prepare for the unexpected and help you continue doing the great work you do.

How does it work?


We provide your shelter with all the materials, training, and help that you need.


You send each pet home with a Trupanion certificate and remind adopters to activate their coverage.


Adopters activate their coverage with Trupanion by answering a few simple questions.

For the adopters:

  • Immediate coverage upon activation — no waiting periods

  • Care from any veterinary hospital, emergency care center, or specialty hospital in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico

  • 90% coverage of eligible costs

  • No payout limits

For the shelter:

  • Confidence that you are sending pets to their new homes with a great start
  • Materials and training from our dedicated team
  • Everything available at no cost
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We love informed decisions. See our policy for full coverage details.

Interested in learning about our Rescue Grant Program?

The Rescue Grant helps provide assistance to your shelter or rescue organization in times of need.

Learn more


Bella the yellow Labrador Retriever

"The x-rays, surgeries, medications and check-up visits to our veterinarian totaled over $10,000 and Trupanion paid 90%. Without Trupanion, we don’t know how we would have paid for Bella's treatment... Thanks to Trupanion for all they are doing for Bella."

- Lynda S.

Condition: Dislocating kneecaps
Trupanion Paid: $10,500.45