Pet Insurance Blog

Wednesday November 25, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Bailey


Bailey, nicknamed Moo Moo for her spots, was adopted from the shelter when she was a puppy, but her pet mom says Bailey is the one who picked them. Bailey loves cuddling, watching Animal Planet, and outsmarting her brother Duncan.

Wednesday November 11, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Amelia


Ever a bundle of energy, Amelia adores hiking and even traversed part of the Appalachian Trail with her pet mom last summer. A few of her other favorite things include cuddles, food, and talking.

Wednesday November 4, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Biggie


Biggie’s size may be intimidating, but he is the biggest sweetheart you may ever meet. He really likes to hang with chickens, but he is scared of toads. Biggie often sits on the couch like a human, his four-legged brother Karl is his idol, and his favorite toy is a glow ball, because it’s the only one he can find at night.

Wednesday October 28, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Mayonnaise


Mayonnaise, Mayo for short, was the cutest, fluffiest and cuddliest puppy there was, according to her pet dad. That is why he knew he had to rescue her. This Saint Bernard has gone from barely filling the passenger seat to taking up nearly the whole back end of the SUV when on road trips with her sister Melo, a Newfoundland. 

Wednesday October 21, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Bruce


Bruce loves to take long naps cuddled up right next to his pet dad. His empty water bottles are his favorite toys, and he loves to play with his big brother Hank. Bruce LOVES coming to work and has been known to type a few emails when he accidentally falls asleep on the keyboard.  

Monday October 12, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Dakota


Dakota, a Pointer mix, is a uniquely vocal pup. He tends to growl at his reflection, and his snoring sounds as though there is a microphone nearby. His favorite pal is his dog sister Amelia, and his favorite place to sleep is on top of his people.

Wednesday October 7, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Fiona


Fiona is a fun loving girl who likes to greet her family by howling and grabbing hold of the ends of their shirts. From time to time, she will come up from behind and push her mom’s knees so that she can stand in between her legs. She loves to smile, and her nickname is Snaggletooth J. Fiona’s favorite toy is the laser light and her Nylabone. 

Wednesday September 30, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Reese


Duuun dun duuun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun... it's not a shark, it's just Reese delivering a kiss! Our little pal likes to chew on sticks, shoes and socks. She loves to sleep in late in the morning and looks great in pink. 

Wednesday September 23, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Nelly


Nelly's favorite foods include melon, cucumber and green peppers. She adores walks in the woods, and she prefers to turn right if there is a fork in the path. She only fetches if there is a swim involved and loves to get dirty.

Wednesday September 16, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Skeeter


Skeeter's full name, bestowed upon her by her 5-year-old former pet parent, is Dew–Wop Hot Dog! Skeeter makes funny little crying noises, and her body swings with her tail when she is excited.

Wednesday September 9, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Ciara


Ciara may be a Toy Poodle, but she barks loud and deep like a Bassett Hound! She loves squirrels and is determined to make them love her. She stands at the base of the tree in her play stance with her tail wagging, and sometimes she even tries to jump up into the tree. The squirrels have yet to show any interest, however. 

Wednesday September 2, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Midnight


Midnight is known to army crawl around the floor and chase his tail until he collapses. He will also play fetch with a ball until he passes out from exhaustion. When on walks, he tries to chase cars and make friends with every bird and squirrel he passes. 

Wednesday August 19, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Raven


Raven is the true definition of a Velcro dog, as she follows her pet parents everywhere. Her favorite game is keep away, and her favorite toy is anything she shouldn’t have. She’s bright and friendly and loves treats.

Wednesday August 12, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Ace


Ace has a great sense of location, especially on trips to grandma’s house. He’ll perform almost any trick for a treat, but if you don’t have one, you can forget about it. Ace loves to burrow under legs when people are sitting down, and he licks himself clean like a cat.

Wednesday August 5, 2015

How to ‘Work Like a Dog’


Work Like a Dog Day (8/5) exists to recognize the hardest work among us. For us, many of these individuals are literally dogs.

Lucy (Golden Retriever/Chow Chow) and Melo (Newfoundland) are two such ‘working dogs’ that put their snouts to the grindstone as members of our Department of Cuteness. Here is a typical day-in-the-life of these dedicated employees.

• 8 a.m.


Lucy always starts the day off right with a healthy breakfast.

• 9 a.m.


Melo gets a jumpstart on the morning by returning a few phone calls and emails.

• 10 a.m.


A mid-morning constitutional always helps to get the blood flowing!

• 11 a.m.


Time for a team meeting!

• 12 p.m.


A nutritious lunch gives Lucy the energy she needs to keep working hard.

• 1 p.m.


Melo finds an afternoon power nap helps restore her mental alertness.

• 2 p.m.


Lucy has put together a standout presentation for the higher-ups.

• 3 p.m.


A tasty snack helps Melo avoid the infamous 3 p.m. slump.

• 4 p.m.


Entertaining visitors is a top priority for the Department of Cuteness.

• 5 p.m.


It’s important always to be home in time for dinner with the family!

Wednesday August 5, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Miss Kitty


Miss Kitty’s very characteristic and adorable floppy ear is the result of an ear hematoma that she had to have surgery to correct. Ever the devoted sister, she taught her brothers how to scratch on the scratching post rather than the furniture, and she will often bring her gray, tattered mouse toy as a gift.

Wednesday July 8, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Odessa


Odessa, a.k.a. Dessi or Doodles, loves to wrestle with her older brother Trouser. Odessa won’t eat until Trouser has finished his dinner. And, she enjoys carrying her food bowl upstairs to her pet parents’ bed to eat her food, dropping a food trail the whole way up the stairs.

Wednesday July 1, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Tanner


Tanner is extremely loving. He hash a huge heart and is very cuddly with both his pet parents and his feline siblings. Tanner is a little uncoordinated and has extra long tufts coming out of his paws. It is quite entertaining to watch him try to run and slide around on the wood floors! 

Tanner also has a very strange interest in sneaking nuts. He, unfortunately, got on top of the fridge and ate almonds a few years ago which made him very sick. We have to continually make sure that all nuts and nut products are put away or he manages to always find them.

Wednesday June 24, 2015

Office Pet of the Week: Kirra


Kirra loves people as much as treats. She especially likes carrots and swimming, and she is the kind of best friend everyone dreams of--fun, loyal and smart.