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Torrey’s diary September 2008

Posted on: September 26th, 2008 by

By: Dr. Jack Stephens

Hello All! Oh it’s an excellent month to be a dog! The weather is changing and it is finally getting cooler in my office, I no longer have to lie around all day in the scorching heat! For a while now I thought I might have been gaining a few more ounces, since I haven’t been able to make my daily treat trips around the building which help me keep my slim figure!

For all of you who weren’t able to wish me a Happy Birthday, I celebrated my glorious 6th year of life last week! It was fabulous! I was able to catch up on my beauty rest, had one or two treats here and there…… Ok, ok, I may have fibbed just a little, I had a few more than that, but it was my birthday, I deserved something special! Later that afternoon I had a few pictures taken for my portfolio. I was enjoying myself until they attempted to put a birthday bow on my head. Yeah right, like I was going to let that happen. I look fantastic just the way I am.

Some other current events that are going in my life… My dad enrolled me in these Positive Pet Parenting courses. So far I haven’t notice a difference. I am not surprised because, in my opinion there is nothing wrong with me. I may be a little bit more vocal than some of my fellow canine friends, but hey, I am pint sized and have to speak up or no one would be able to hear me. I also don’t think that “asking” politely and putting on my “cute face” really translates to “begging.”

So have you all seen the previews for this upcoming movie “Beverly Hills Chihuahua?”

Well I did, and I am appalled that my dad didn’t get any offers for me to be one of the main stars! I am cute, full of spunk and have a great talent for acting. I mean half of the people that work for Pets Best who give me treats, really think I like them. Now that’s “real” acting. I should get an Oscar for that….hmm maybe they should start calling them the “Torrey” awards, that has a nice ring to it. Anyway, not to babble on about how I am not in the movie, I am just thankful I am insured, because I bet most of the Chihuahuas in that movie aren’t. What happens if they were to get hurt on the job? Like break a nail or something? At least they would be protected by Pets Best Insurance. Hmm maybe we should give their parents a call!

Well my paw is getting awfully tired of writing, so until next time everyone!

P.S. For anyone who may have forgotten to send me a belated birthday gift, you know where I work!

Be good! I know I will try, just for my dad’s sake!

And The Winners Are . . . !

Posted on: September 26th, 2008 by

Posted by Angela Klein on 9/26/2008 in Articles from Newsletters

What a wonderful group of pets we are able to insure! When we asked you for your photos, we had no idea that we’d get such an overwhelming and amazing response. Your pets are BEAUTIFUL!!

We want to thank each person who took the time to send in a photo or two of your cherished dog or cat. We know that behind each beautiful face is a story of love and friendship that goes deeper than words.

It was unbelievably hard to choose a winner, harder because of the hundreds of photos we had to choose from. We debated, we laughed, we smiled and – in the end – we decided we had taken on a much bigger task than we had originally envisioned. Everyone was so good looking!

So, along with the winners, we had to choose several Honorable Mentions, even though we think that all the pets deserve recognition. In order to showcase all the photos, we’ve also put together a photo gallery that you can view by clicking here.

Thank you for joining in our summer fun and for the kind words that many of you sent. Knowing we are able to help so many pets and that we are making a difference is what keeps us going. We’re glad we’ve been able to help.

We hope you enjoy the pictures and thanks again to everyone who took the time to send a photo!

Pets Best Adds Features to Online Account Access

Posted on: September 17th, 2008 by

Posted by Angela Klein on 9/17/2008 in Articles from Newsletters

Have you had a chance to log in to your account online yet? If you haven’t, this is a great time to because we’ve been adding features that make it even easier for you to view your claims and change account information.

New features include:

Add/change your credit card information
Change your address
Change your phone number
See when claims have been received

You’re also still able to:

View chosen coverage for your pets
See when claims have been processed
Change your email address

Access your account anytime online. The set up process is easy and only takes about 3 minutes.

Your time is precious. Use your online access to take care of changes and view the status of your claims when it’s most convenient for you!

If you would like help setting up your online account access, just let us know. We’d love to help. Contact us at 1-877-738-7237 (877-PETSBEST) or customerservice@petsbest.com.

Thank you for allowing us to insure your pets and for referring Pets Best to friends and family who love their pets. We look forward to serving you and your pets for years to come!

2ndChance4Pets Works to Ensure Lifetime Care

Posted on: September 16th, 2008 by

IF YOU FIND IT HARD TO THINK ABOUT LIFE WITHOUT YOUR PET, IMAGINE YOUR PET’S LIFE WITHOUT YOU

Amy Shever has had a passion for pets all her life. From 1985-2001, Amy volunteered at local animal shelters in Northern California because she wanted to help pets. What she didn’t realize was that she would witness large numbers of animals undergoing euthanization because there were no homes for them.

Many of these pets had been surrendered to animal shelters simply because they had outlived their pet owners, and these owners had made no plans for their continued care.

This experience led to a personal mission to help make a difference in the lives of pets and help prevent unnecessary euthanasia. Amy founded an organization, 2nd Chance 4 Pets (www.2ndchance4pets.org). This all-volunteer organization works across the U.S. with pet owners, veterinarians and animal care groups to ensure lifetime care for pets should pets outlive their owners.

In the United States, there are 4 to 5 million abandoned and orphaned pets euthanized each year. Thousands of animal companions are relinquished and euthanized in animal shelters and in veterinarian offices each year simply because their humans died or were too ill to care for them. Armed with these statistics and a deep desire to make a difference, Amy asks the tough question: “What will happen to your pets if they outlive you?” Pet owners are encouraged to plan for their pets and prevent them from becoming yet another statistic.

For more information about 2nd Chance 4 Pets and to locate resources and lifetime care information, visit them online at www.2ndchance4pets.org. The website content covers a range of topics on planning, including the importance of selecting potential caregivers for your pets, the basics of pet trusts and alternative lifetime care solutions.

By planning for your pets’ future now, you’ll be sure that your pets always have someone to care for them.

Pets Best Rolls Out New Web Pages for Veterinarians

Posted on: September 10th, 2008 by

Posted by Angela Klein on 9/10/2008 in Articles from Veterinary Newsletter

You Asked. We Listened!

These are exciting times at Pets Best! To keep up with our record growth, we have redesigned our web pages to better meet your needs.

See for yourself at www.petsbest.com/veterinarians

Specifically designed with you in mind, on the new web pages you can:

Request or Download an Information Kit
Order or Re-order Pets Best brochures
Sign up for the Pets Best Veterinary Newsletter
Learn More About Staff Trainings
Find Out How StaffBest Can Save You Money

Be sure to check out our new brochure that we’ve enclosed and order more online or by phone today!

You know that having pet insurance means that your clients are financially prepared and able to say yes to the best veterinary care and treatments available. Share the good news!

Go online to www.petsbest.com/vets and see how easy it is to share Pets Best with your clients.

Want to Learn More? We Make It Easy!

Join a Pets Best Webinar and get all your questions answered in a 30-minute interactive presentation. Learn more about pet insurance and why Pets Best truly is simply the best pet insurance available today.

Based on your feedback, we’ve expanded our Webinar offerings. Now you can pre-register for a Webinar at a time that’s most convenient for you and your staff.

All you need to join is a high-speed Internet connection and a speaker phone.

Choose the date and time that works best for you
Log in to your webinar online at gotowebinar.com 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled time
Call into the conference line (1-877-661-9832)
Enter your I.D. number (83301)
Enjoy your presentation!

Every Webinar has a question-and-answer session at the end to make sure your questions are covered. Register for your Webinar and you’ll even be sent a reminder the day and hour before to remind you.

Learn more and have fun at the same time!

If you’d like to talk with us about Pets Best webinars, give us a call at 1-888-349-2520. We’d love to hear from you! Or, Register Today — you’ll be glad you did!