SEATTLE, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Trupanion, Inc (NASDAQ: TRUP), a leading provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs, announced today a new partnership with DogVacay, the leading online home dog boarding and pet services community.
The partnership pairs two rapid-growth pet-centric companies with the ultimate goal of delivering excellent pet care. Since beginning in 2012, DogVacay has grown to more than 30,000 loving pet sitters across the US and Canada – a great range of locations for Trupanion's over 300,000 pets to choose from.
Trupanion and DogVacay will together focus on providing pets with the best care possible whether that be in the veterinary hospital or while pet owners are out on vacation. "Pets are part of our lives at Trupanion and on the rare occasion when we're not able to take them with us on vacation, we want to offer a reliable partner that leaves us confident in the care they receive when we're not home," said Trupanion CEO, Darryl Rawlings. "DogVacay was the obvious choice as our preferred pet-sitting provider we recommend to our employees and members. DogVacay's qualified pet-sitters are the best option for pet owners when a pet would be happier staying home because the trip or destination isn't right for their pet."
"We're thrilled to work alongside Trupanion to add value to their member experience," said DogVacay founder & CEO, Aaron Hirschhorn. "As much as we hate to think about it, pets will sometimes need a trip to the veterinarian. Trupanion can add extra peace of mind for any pet owner."
DogVacay also welcomes the opportunity to invite Trupanion's pet-passionate and experienced employees to their network of pet-sitters. They are highly qualified individuals from the animal health world with over 850 years of combined experience in animal health, veterinary hospitals and animal welfare organizations.
This partnership is another example of Trupanion's commitment to their members and providing them with a superior customer experience. Earlier this year, Trupanion introduced pet owners to a market-leading direct payment service that pays the veterinary bill directly to the veterinarian, ensuring pet owners aren't out of pocket waiting for their money to be reimbursed.
Trupanion is a leading provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs throughout the United States and Canada. For almost two decades, Trupanion has given pet owners peace of mind so they can focus on their pet's recovery, not financial stress. Trupanion is committed to providing pet owners with the highest value in pet medical insurance. Trupanion is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "TRUP". The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA. Trupanion policies are issued, in the United States, by its wholly-owned insurance entity American Pet Insurance Company and, in Canada, by Omega General Insurance Company. For more information please visit Trupanion.com.
DogVacay is an online community with more than 30,000 vetted and insured pet sitters across the US and Canada ready to care for your pet in their home or yours. It's a safe, convenient and affordable way to make sure your best friend is in good hands while you're gone. All reservations include 24/7 emergency support, vet insurance, daily photo updates of your pup, and a host who's been through our vetting process.
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