Changing the face of an industry. 


Our story truly began decades ago when a young, future Trupanion founder Darryl Rawlings lost his beloved dog Mitzy—all because his parents couldn’t afford the care she needed. The heartbreak, stress, and embarrassment his family faced because of their inability to pay veterinary costs stayed with him.

This terrible experience sparked his vision to provide a high-quality solution that would allow pet owners to do the right thing for their pets and for veterinarians to treat pets to the best of their ability. No more “Plan B” treatment plans, no more “wait and see what happens,” and ultimately, no more complex, time-consuming claim experiences.

We’ve made it our business to solve the ultimate pet owner problem of how to budget for unexpected veterinary care.

We’re fortunate that technology has enabled hospitals to provide more sophisticated treatments for our furry family such as ultrasound, radiation therapy, and MRIs. Unfortunately, the cost of these services may be an unwelcome surprise for many folks simply trying to help their pet stay healthy. And costs can fluctuate throughout a pet’s lifetime if they have a chronic condition such as allergies, making it difficult to determine when extra funds will be needed. In 45% of the average veterinarian’s case load, care is limited by the willingness or ability to pay for treatment.*

Trupanion is here to help pets stay healthy, no matter the cost or number of claims. We give veterinarians the freedom to practice best medicine and be the most effective advocate for their patients.

Deeply devoted to helping pets receive the best care.

All we offer is medical insurance for pets. We don’t have a portfolio of different insurance products to take away focus. Our dedication and professionalism permeate our culture, where the first thing you’ll notice is the pitter-patter of four-legged friends. Over 400 dogs (and several courageous cats) come to the Trupanion office daily. Learn more about Trupanion and our pet-passionate experts.

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Let's talk about blazing a trail in the thriving medical insurance for pets industry. 

*DVM Newsmagazine 2015


**American Pet Products Association, March 2019

†“Future trend? Millennials could be the boost pet insurance needs,” DVM 360, Dec 17, 2018