2013 List of Most Popular States for Pet Insurance

California, Florida and New York are three of the most popular states for pet insurance for dogs and cats.

BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, today released its list of the 10 most popular states for pet insurance. The list was compiled based on the number of dogs and cats enrolled with the pet insurance agency in 2013.

Although the U.S. pet insurance industry continues to grow, some countries have significantly higher rates of enrollment. An estimated 3 percent of dog owners and 1 percent of cat owners in the U.S. have pet insurance, according to the American Pet Products Association 2009-2010 National Pet Owners Survey.1 However, 54 percent of dogs and 34 percent of cats in the United Kingdom had pet insurance in 2012, according to recent data from Timetric, an independent economic and business research firm.2

“While pet insurance is more popular in some other parts of the world, a growing number of American pet owners are recognizing the financial and emotional benefits of insuring their four-legged family members,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best. “As an organization, we have noticed that our coverage options are extremely popular in certain states, with California topping the lists for both dogs and cats.”

In addition to California, six other states ranked in the top 10 lists for both dog and cat enrollment through Pets Best. Pets Best offers pet insurance in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Top 10 States for Dog Insurance

1.            California

2.            Texas

3.            New York

4.            Florida

5.            New Jersey

6.            Colorado

7.            Nevada

8.            Pennsylvania

9.            Arizona

10.          Virginia

Top 10 States for Cat InsuranceRead More…

Alaska Veterinarian Named Best in the Nation by Pets Best

Dr. Sarah Coburn, center, receives $1,000 for the treatment of animals in need from Dr. Jack Stephens,  left, president and founder of Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, and Chris Middleton, chief operating officer of Pets Best. Pets Best named Dr. Coburn the grand prize winner of its 2013 My Vet’s the Best contest on Feb. 18 at the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas.

2013 My Vet’s the Best grand prize winner Dr. Sarah Coburn to aid pets in need with prize money

LAS VEGAS – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, has named Dr. Sarah Coburn the 2013 grand prize winner of its nationwide My Vet’s the Best contest. Dr. Coburn practices at North Slope Borough Veterinary Clinic in Barrow, Alaska, which is the sole source of veterinary care within an 89,000-square-mile area.

Pets Best created the My Vet’s the Best contest in 2010 to recognize outstanding veterinarians and provide funding for the treatment of animals in need. The agency awards several seasonal winners each year and announces one annual grand prize winner during the Western Veterinary Conference in Las Vegas. Nearly 1,000 veterinarians received nominations from grateful pet owners during the 2013 contest.

Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best Insurance, announced Dr. Coburn as the grand prize winner today at the Western Veterinary Conference. Dr. Coburn, who was selected from a group of 24 grand prize finalists across the U.S., received a check for $1,000 to support her ongoing efforts to address animal health issues in her region. Dr. Coburn said she plans to use the prize money to provide shelter and insulation for outdoor dogs that otherwise would not have protection from the frigid arctic weather.Read More…

Pets Best Featured in Living the Country Life

Pets Best featured in the Living the Country Life discussing the most popular dog breeds.Top 10 most insured dog breeds
Published: January 29, 2014
By: Betsy Freese

“Pets Best Insurance Services, a U.S. pet insurance agency, released its list of the most popular dog breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013. You might be surprised at what is Number 1! Click through to see the most insured dogs.”

Read about the most popular breeds here: http://www.petsbest.com/press-releases/pets-best-releases-2013-list-of-most-popular-pet-breeds/

See the full article at: http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/animals/pets/top-10-most-insured-dog-breeds/

Pets Best Releases 2013 List of Most Popular Pet Breeds

Lola, a mixed breed dog insured with Pets Best sits in the grass, smiling.BOISE, Idaho – Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC (Pets Best), a leading U.S. pet insurance agency, today released its list of the top 10 most popular dog and cat breeds enrolled with the agency in 2013.

In the company’s eight years of insuring dogs and cats, the top 10 most popular breeds have remained relatively consistent. However, the agency has noticed definite trends during the years, with certain breeds gaining popularity and others falling in the rankings.

While a number of breeds have gained popularity in recent years, the French bulldog has seen the most dramatic rise. In 2006, the French bulldog was the 55th most popular dog breed enrolled with Pets Best. By 2013, the small, muscular pooch soared up the list to become the 19th most popular breed.

“Several years ago, French bulldogs started popping up in television commercials and print ads,” said Dr. Jack Stephens, president and founder of Pets Best. “When a relatively unknown dog breed begins to enter the mainstream, it creates a buzz among prospective pet owners and begins to affect ownership trends.”

Compared to the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) 2012 dog registration statistics, the Pets Best top 10 list offers several surprising findings. First, the No. 1 most popular dog breed enrolled with Pets Best not only in 2013 but throughout the agency’s history is a mixed or designer breed. This is of note because the AKC only recognizes purebred dogs, without highlighting the popularity of mixed breeds. Pets Best found mixed-breed dogs solidly hold the No. 1 spot. In 2013, mixed breeds made up nearly 30 percent of all canines enrolled with the agency.

While the AKC list does not include pit bulls, the Pets Best rankings show pit bulls as the seventh most popular dog of 2013. Based on data from Pets Best, this category includes the American pit bull terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier. The category climbed from 10th place in 2007.

In addition to these rankings, the ever-popular Labrador retriever held second place for most popular dog breeds. Among the top cat breeds, the domestic shorthair ranked first, followed by mixed-breed cats and the American shorthair.

Top 10 Dog Breeds of 2013

1. Mixed breed
2. Labrador retriever
3. Yorkshire terrier
4. Golden retriever
5. Chihuahua
6. Shih Tzu
7. Pit bullRead More…

Pets Best Featured in Idaho Business Review

Idaho Business Review article featuring the Pets Best Santa Photo event to benefit the Meridian Valley Humane Society.

Good Works: Pets Best holds pet photo event for MVHS
Published: January 21,2014
By: IBR Staff

“Pets Best Insurance Services hosted a pet photo event, benefiting the Meridian Valley Humane Society, on Dec. 18 at H3 Pet Foods in Meridian.

Pets were invited to pose for holiday photos with Santa Claus for a minimum $10 donation. Additionally, H3 Pet Foods donated 30 bags of pet food to MVHS.

The event raised $700, including a matching donation from Pets Best.

Twenty-five families brought 35 dogs to the event, including several dogs that had been adopted from the Meridian Valley Humane Society.”

See the full article at: http://idahobusinessreview.com/2014/01/21/good-works-pets-best-holds-pet-photo-event-for-mvhs

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