Pets Best Launches Informative Guide for New Dog Owners

Pets Best Pet Health Insurance launches a New Dog Owner Guide.

Boise, Idaho Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency, has launched a comprehensive New Dog Owner’s Guide providing a quick, easy-to-navigate, educational resource for dog owners on a variety of key topics pertaining to their pet’s overall care.

Covering a wide range of issues like “bringing a new puppy home”, “raising your dog”, “ongoing health care” and “traveling with your dog”, this new guide reinforces the company’s commitment to providing pet owners with information, general tips and ideas to help them provide the very best care to pets.

“At Pets Best, we constantly look for new ways to provide the best information, services and value to our customers,” said Chris L. Middleton, president of Pets Best. “We know this new guide will serve as an excellent online resource for new and existing dog owners, looking for general tips and advice on key pet topics.”

The new Pets Best New Dog Owner’s Guide can be found online at www.petsbest.com/dog-owners-guide/Read More…

Pets Best Promotes VP of Claims to General Counsel

Jared Hight, newly appointed General Counsel of Pets Best.

Boise, IdahoPets Best Insurance Services, LLC, (Pets Best) a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jared Hight to General Counsel from Vice President of Claims.

Mr. Hight attended the University of Idaho College of Law while continuing to work full-time for Pets Best. After graduating in December and being admitted to the Idaho State Bar this spring, Mr. Hight was immediately promoted to overseeing the company’s legal function. Mr. Hight has been with Pets Best since the company’s inception in 2005, shortly after his graduation from Boise State University with his undergraduate degree in English Literature. Originally hired to create and staff the company’s underwriting department, his role was quickly expanded to oversee the claims department and eventually corporate compliance.

“Pets Best has always been an opportunity to be involved in creating something from the ground up, plus the people I work with are excellent and the employees are fantastic,” Hight said. “Being able to stay at Pets Best while utilizing my law degree is really the best of both worlds, giving me an opportunity to remain with the company that has been my home while further expanding my responsibilities into new and challenging areas.”Read More…

Pets Best Awards New York Veterinarian with National Award

A dog sits.The first My Vet’s the Best contest of 2016 honors veterinarian Dr. Stacey Hershman.

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, is pleased to announce veterinarian Dr. Stacey Hershman as the most recent winner of the agency’s My Vet’s the Best contest. The nationwide contest honors veterinarians for their outstanding service.

The latest round of the contest brought in 3,429 total votes cast by pet owners across the U.S. through the Pets Best Facebook page.

“This contest acknowledges exceptional veterinarians around the nation, and Dr. Hershman is no exception,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, founder of Pets Best. “She is known and appreciated throughout her community for her unwavering service, compassionate service, and willingness to give back.”

Photo Above: Dr. Hershman, winner of the nationwide My Vet’s the Best contest. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Hershman.) Read More…

Pets Best Adds Pet Bereavement Leave to Employee Benefits

A dog sits.Boise, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, (Pets Best) a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency, has added a unique new employee perk to their benefits package, “Pet Bereavement Leave.”

With this new benefit, the company’s 60+ employees will receive one day of paid bereavement leave each year if they lose a member of their furry family. And, this leave will be in addition to the employee’s PTO bank.

“In keeping with Pets Best’s commitment to our employees and our understanding of the bond between people and their pets, we are proud to be instituting this new pet bereavement policy,” said Chris L. Middleton, president of Pets Best. “Pets are family around here, it’s why we as a company exist, and it’s why each of us work here. While we know nothing can take the pain away of losing a pet, we wanted to provide some extra time to honor their pet.”Read More…

New York Therapy Dog Wins Nationwide Books & Barks Contest

A therapy dog named Sydney, is the winner of the 2016 Pets Best annual Books & Barks Contest. The Contest recognizes and brings awareness to the inspirational work of therapy dogs in classrooms and libraries across the nation.,

Pets Best hosts 3rd annual contest to recognize therapy dogs in classrooms and libraries across the United States.

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet health insurance company, announced today a Poughkeepsie, New York therapy dog has been selected as the winner of their third annual Books & Barks Contest. Sydney, a therapy dog that regularly visits students at St. Martin de Porres School, won the national contest. Created in 2014, the Books & Barks Contest recognizes and brings awareness to the inspirational work of therapy dogs in classrooms and libraries across the nation.

Photo Above: Sydney, 2016 Books & Barks winner with Chris Grimaldi, owner/handler; Kim Papineau, second grade teacher; Mrs. Kathy Leahy, Principal and students of St. Martin de Porres School. Photo by Anthony DeMarco.

In its third year, the Books & Barks Contest brought in a total of 8,185 votes. Individuals voted in support of the eight finalists from across the U.S., casting their votes on the Pets Best Facebook page. Sydney won the contest with 2,866 votes. Runner-up Maggie, an 11-year-old therapy dog from Ohio, came in a close second with 2,834 votes.Read More…

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