Would you be able to pay a $4,000 vet bill if your dog had an emergency today? If you don’t want to choose between going into debt or putting your dog to sleep, consider pet insurance.
Insurance only costs about $1 per day for a dog. A much better value than our own health insurance! How many of us spend more than that on a cup of coffee?
Dogington Post sat down with Steve Siadek, co-founder of Healthy Paws Pet Insurance, to find out what sets his company apart from other pet insurance companies. We were pleasantly surprised by what we learned.
Steve adopted his Husky, Daisy, is 2002 from a shelter in Seattle, Washington. “It was after I adopted Daisy that I realized, hey, dogs are amazing,” said Steve, “and I became more active in rescue.”
In 2005, Steve joined Katrina hurricane rescue efforts. He brought 12 dogs back to Seattle. “They were sick, some injured, some had heartworms. I teamed up with a friend and shelter, Homeward Pet Adoption, here in Seattle to treat and home them.”
After that, Steve left his corporate job to become the shelter’s executive director. It was during his time as a shelter director that he met his business partner, Rob, an insurance executive. They realized they could team up to create a better insurance product for adopted animals while still helping homeless pets.
So, what makes Healthy Paws Pet Insurance better?
“Well, when we think ‘insurance’, no one thinks positively about it. People are skeptical when filing claims,” Steve told us. “Healthy Paws is a simple, easy to understand plan. It covers the most important expenses – injuries, illness, and emergencies. And it’s affordable. We pay most claims within 3 to 10 days.”
What Dogington Post likes about Healthy Paws pet insurance is that they have no exclusions for hereditary conditions. Not all pet insurance carriers are the same. Some other companies will not cover hereditary or congenital issues. Healthy Paws plan also includes no caps. They are the only pet insurance company that offers unlimited lifetime benefits with an annual deductible.
But, what we love about Healthy Paws is their Foundation, funded by the “Every Quote Gives Hope” campaign.
The Healthy Paws Foundation is a non-profit program that provides money and resources to pet adoption groups through grant programs. Every time someone gets a pet insurance quote from Healthy Paws, a donation is made toward the Foundation. Rescue organizations can apply for medical grants through the Foundation to help pay for vaccines, spay & neuter programs and medical care for homeless pets in need.
In the past year, Healthy Paws has provided over $250,000 in resources and donations to organizations that help homeless animals. With their help, over 20,000 pets found new homes!
Before Dogington Post was ready to give our “Two Paws Up” for Healthy Paws, we wanted to compare how they stack up against other pet insurance companies via the comparison site, Pet Insurance Review.
Not surprisingly, the company scored at the very top of the rating list – 9.7 out of 10. And they’ve got positive consumer reviews to back up their impressive scores.
“I’m most proud of our ongoing customer reviews,” Steve told us. “I’d rather have someone else talk about us than us talk about us. I’m not an insurance guy. These pets are our kids and we need to treat our customers, and their kids, with respect.”
Click here to get a quote from Healthy Paws pet insurance for your dog, and you’ll be helping homeless animals have a better tomorrow.