Protecting the Protectors: Petplan Pet Insurance & National Police Dog Foundation Join Paws

Protecting the Protectors: Petplan Pet Insurance & National Police Dog Foundation Join Paws


Petplan to offer members & friends a 10% discount as the Foundation’s exclusive provider

Newtown Square, PA (November 1, 2016) – After a lifetime of sniffing bombs and snuffing bad guys, retired K9 police get to be ordinary dogs — which means they have a knack for racking up vet bills. To help give wet-nosed veterans access to the best vet care, Petplan announced on Tuesday that it has joined paws with the National Police Dog Foundation (NPDF) to be its exclusive pet insurance provider.

The relationship has two goals: to provide for retired police dogs’ health needs and to encourage pet insurance when active duty dogs begin service. It also kicks off the NPDF Veterinary Care and Pet Insurance Fund, which will help pay pet insurance premiums for police dogs upon retirement.

Veterinary treatment for everything from hereditary disease to on-the-job injuries can run into the thousands, and Petplan reimburses up to 90 percent of those bills. And because Petplan offers a fully customizable policy, each plan can be tailor-made for the individual police dog it protects.

“K9 officers provide protection, loyalty and unwavering support — and we think they deserve the same in turn”, says Chris Ashton, co-founder and co-CEO of Petplan. “As a former Captain in the British Royal Marines, I know the hard work it takes to live a life of service. For a dog to fulfill that duty is truly exceptional. The least we can do for these retired heroes is to help preserve their quality of life in their golden years.”

Petplan is offering a 10 percent discount to Foundation members, fans and friends who enroll online using the promo code NPDF10. For each policy booked, Petplan will make a donation to the Veterinary Care and Pet Insurance Fund. Visit for more information.

“Pet insurance provides peace of mind that our retired veterans will always get the best care, regardless of cost”, says Jim Reilly, NPDF President. “We established this fund with Petplan to offset the expense of pet insurance premiums for the dogs’ handlers. Our hope is that by making sure their health is taken care of, our dogs can go on to live full and happy lives when their days of service are done.”

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About National Police Dog Foundation

The National Police Dog Foundation is a volunteer organization that promotes education and awareness, and raises funds for the purchase, training and ongoing veterinary care for active and retired police K-9s.

In 1998 the Ventura Police Dog Foundation began as a local group helping to fund the K-9 program for the City of Ventura, CA, and in 2004 the National Police Dog Foundation expanded its support to law enforcement K-9 units throughout the United States.

Most law enforcement agencies simply cannot meet their ever-increasing costs related to their K-9 units. The Foundation has become a unique resource for these agencies, to get the assistance they need with the purchasing of the K-9s, their initial training, and the ongoing veterinary care for active and retired police K-9s. The Foundation’s network of veterinarians includes some of the country’s most valued specialists in many varying areas of health care.

The Foundation’s efforts are all done to support America’s selfless and courageous K-9 Heroes.

For more information about The National Police Dog Foundation, visit or call 1-888-459-7768.

About Petplan

Petplan has built the industry’s leading pet insurance for pet parents who demand a higher pedigree of care for their best friends. We’ve leveraged 40 years of global experience to create completely customizable coverage pet parents can feel confident in, and world-class claims service that operates 24 hours a day, every day.

Petplan’s innovative approach to pet insurance has been recognized by Forbes, Financial Times, Bloomberg, Inc. magazine, Smart CEO, the Communicator Awards, Ernst & Young and many others.

Petplan policies are underwritten in the U.S. by AGCS Marine Insurance Company, a member of the Allianz Group (rated A+ A.M. Best), and XL Specialty Insurance Company; and in Canada by XL Specialty Insurance Company-Canadian Branch. XL Specialty Insurance Company is rated A+ by S&P as of 2017. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions. For more information about Petplan pet insurance, visit or call 1-866-467-3875.