Veterinary Pet Insurance Celebrates 5th Annual Pet Parent’s Day(R) on April 29

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Dedicated Day for Pet Lovers Highlighted by Free E-Cards and Donation to One Dog Rescue

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For all the poop they’ve scooped and the treats they’ve given, Pet Parent’s Day on Sunday, April 29, celebrates those who lovingly consider their pets part of the family. Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, commemorates the occasion by offering free customizable Pet Parent's Day e-cards on its Facebook page, and donating up to $10,000 to One Dog Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing old, sick and forgotten pets who are looking for pet parents of their own.

Throughout the month of April, visitors to VPI's Facebook page can customize a free Pet Parent’s Day e-card to send to their pet loving friends. Visitors can select among creative and fun dog, cat, bird and exotic pet illustrations, or upload a photo of their favorite furry friend. Senders will also be able to compose a personalized message on each e-card to pet parent recipients. Both senders and recipients can share the finished Pet Parent’s Day e-card with family and friends on Facebook.

Additionally, VPI will donate $5 (up to $10,000) to One Dog Rescue for every pet insurance quote generated at PetParentsDay.com during the month of April. One Dog Rescue is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing old, sick, injured and forgotten pets, many of whom are on the short list to be euthanized.

"For many people, pets are part of the family," said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. "Over the years, pets have gone from the backyard, to the living room, to many times getting their own space in the bedroom with us. The human-animal bond has never been stronger, and we feel it is important to set aside a day to recognize the special commitment made by pet parents."

About Veterinary Pet Insurance
With more than 485,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency is the No. 1 veterinarian-recommended pet health insurance company and is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies. Providing pet owners with peace of mind since 1982, the company is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers and an advocate of pet health education. VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. Optional CareGuard® coverage is available for routine care. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. More than 2,700 companies nationwide offer VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and in all other states by National Casualty Company, an A+15 rated company in Madison, Wisconsin. Pet owners can find VPI Pet Insurance on Facebook or follow @VPI on Twitter. For more information about VPI Pet Insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit petinsurance.com.

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