Sealed With a Kiss: Petplan Pet Insurance Finds Puppy (and Kitty!) Love Is in the Air This Valentine’s Day

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Survey conducted by Petplan pet insurance reveals 60% of pet parents would prefer to pucker up with pets over people

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The survey results reflect the love we have for our pets and the lengths we go to show them our thanks for the unconditional love they give us every day.

Valentine’s Day is a time to cuddle and canoodle with that special someone – whether they’re spouses, significant others or four-pawed best friends! According to an online survey conducted by No. 1-rated Petplan pet insurance of more than 6,000 American pet parents, 60% said they would rather receive Valentine’s Day kisses from their four-legged, furry friends than their two-legged sweethearts.

And the love doesn’t end there. Petplan’s survey reveals that 78% of pet parents are planning to shower their furry family members with tokens of love this Valentine’s Day, from traditional treats and toys to grand gestures like heated beds, car seats and special outings to the spa or the playground – one lucky dog will even get custom portraits!

According to the survey, 62% of pet parents estimate they will spend up to $10 on gifts for their pets; 27% will spend up to $25; and 11% will spend more than that – the sky’s the limit!

But kisses and pet-perfect presents are far from the only way pet parents include their four-legged family members in their Valentine’s celebrations, according to survey results:

  • Match Made in Heaven – 25% of pet parents who took the survey reported that their pets have their own Valentines. Objects of affection range from treasured toys to fellow furry friends.
  • Please Mr. Postman - 20% of respondents reported that their pets will be declaring their love by sending out valentines of their own!

“When it comes to our pets, we wear our hearts on our sleeves,” says Natasha Ashton, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Petplan. “The survey results reflect the love we have for our pets and the lengths we go to show them our thanks for the unconditional love they give us every day.”

For tips and information on showing your pet your love this Valentine’s Day and beyond, visit

Top-rated pet insurance provider, Petplan, is the only pet insurance company to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America. Petplan’s fully customizable policies provide coverage for all hereditary and congenital conditions for the life of the pet as standard, and meet the coverage requirements and budget for pets of all/any age. Petplan policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company, a member of the Allianz Group, rated A+ by A.M. Best (2010). For information, about Petplan pet insurance, visit or call 1-866-467-3875.


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