Saskatoon SPCA and Regina Humane Society Join Paws with Petplan

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Leading shelters offer 30 days of free pet insurance with every adoption

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Saskatchewan’s two largest animal shelters, the Saskatoon SPCA and the Regina Humane Society announced that every pet adopted from their organizations will now go home with 30 days of free pet insurance from Petplan, North America’s best-loved pet insurance provider.

When Petplan pet insurance set paw in Canada last year, the shelter pet experience got a big boost – the kind that not only finds cats and dogs new homes, but helps keep them there for life. Thanks to Petplan, new pet parents can have both the peace of mind and financial protection to give their new furry family member the very best veterinary care, regardless of cost.

“Pet parents have a lot to consider when they bring a new furry member into the family,” says Petplan Vice President of Canadian Markets, William Skubovius. “But they shouldn’t have to worry about how they’ll pay unexpected vet bills.”

The protection of Petplan’s 30-day trial policy starts within 24 hours and gets pets on the road to good health for life during the crucial four weeks after adoption. This in turn helps reduce return to shelter rates and eliminates any financial health exposures that occur post adoption for the shelter.

“We’re extremely proud to serve the animals – and communities – of the Saskatoon SPCA and Regina Humane Society and add them to our growing list of shelter organizations across Canada,” says Skubovius.

“Adopting a pet is a lifetime commitment, and that commitment includes ensuring a lifetime of regular veterinary care,” says Saskatoon SPCA Executive Director, Patricia Cameron. She notes that many families find pet insurance a great value in covering unexpected health care costs for their pets.

"After careful comparison of a number of pet insurance providers, Petplan was selected because of the coverage provided to our animal adopters,” says Regina Humane Society Executive Director, Lisa Koch. “For our adopters, their dogs and cats are beloved family members. Thanks to Petplan, every cat and dog adopted at the Regina Humane Society not only gets a new family, but also assurance that they will have the resources available to help them should unexpected illnesses or injuries occur.”

For shelters and rescue groups, partnering with Petplan helps ensure that fewer pets are returned due to the cost of unanticipated medical bills. By giving pet owners financial security for when illnesses and injuries happen, Petplan helps keep adopted pets healthy and frees up the shelters for more pets in need.


Petplan is more than a pet insurance company. We're dedicated to providing pet parents with the support, resources and tools they need to keep their pets not just surviving—but thriving—into their old age. Simply put, we aim to be the kind of company that will make our pets proud. For the second consecutive year, Petplan was listed among the top 50 companies on Forbes' annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies – a list of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. 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 cat and dog insurance policies provide comprehensive coverage for all hereditary and chronic conditions for the life of the pet as standard. Petplan policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company in the U.S. and by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company in Canada. The Allianz Group was rated A+ by A.M. Best in 2012. For more information about Petplan pet insurance, visit or call 1-866-467-3875.

The Saskatoon SPCA has been providing a safe shelter and finding happy homes for companion animals in Saskatoon and the surrounding area since 1968. As a registered charitable organization, the Saskatoon SPCA relies on the generosity of individual and corporate donors to raise necessary funds to provide shelter, care, nutrition and love to an annual average of 4,000 abandoned, lost and homeless animals.

For more information please contact:
Patricia Cameron, Executive Director
Phone: 306-374-7387 (Ext. 109)
E-mail: ED(at)saskatoonspca(dot)com

The Regina Humane Society is a non-profit registered charity which respectfully serves animals and the community. Since 1964, the Society has passionately encouraged responsible pet ownership and humane policies, legislation and progressive animal welfare programs. We provide clean, healthy and safe facilities to unwanted, lost, abused and neglected animals. We offer compassionate, professional and caring adoption, cremation and animal protection services, and educational and public safety programs.

For more information please contact:
Lisa Koch, Executive Director
Phone: 306-543-6363 (Ext. 223)
E-mail: lkoch(at)reginahumane(dot)ca

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