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Since 2003, AKC Pet Insurance has served as the exclusive pet insurance provider for the American Kennel Club providing affordable, comprehensive pet health insurance to dogs and cats in all 50 states. Our customizable policy options allow you to create a plan that fits your individual needs and budget. Coverages include: accident coverage, illness coverage, coverage for inherited and congenital conditions and wellness
For the first few years, having a pet insurance is an expense that doesn’t pay off. But once your pet is over six years old, it’s well-worth it. We’ve had AKC Pet Insurance for about 18 years now. I've had it for our dog who’s 13 and a half and for another dog before. AKC's customer service team has always been very accommodating. When I've had disagreements about what’s covered and what’s not, they reasonably listen and they have a process that can work, and it has worked for me in the past. Sometimes I don’t win, but sometimes I do. So, I find them to be fair. I really have a pretty positive feeling with AKC and I have recommended it.
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When I got my dog, I was given a month of insurance through AKC for free. It was easy to sign up and get him all situated. When that one month expired, AKC offered the best deal and coverage for what I was going to pay. I have been a policyholder since August of last year. French Bulldogs have a lot of sensitivities and I have one, so it's an obvious choice for me to have a coverage and I know he's going to need the preventative care that they provide with one of their descender plus programs.
I had to put in a claim right around New Year for some extra reasons that my dog had. Normally, they were quick to turn it around. It was February and I hadn't seen the check come through, so I called them. They were really nice and very responsive. The rep said he would see if the check was issued and would give me a call in a couple of days. Then he gave me a call back in 20 minutes and said that he would get the check issued to me and that everything was good. Then I received it within three business days. It was very quick and efficient and there were no fights, which was nice. The claim was very easy to process and they had a good system installed.
After my dog, fractured his legs, having insurance became very valuable. We made a lot of visits to an orthopedic surgeon. And having the x-rays and the medications he was prescribed covered really helped a lot and gave peace of mind. Thank God I have pet insurance. I love it and it's definitely worth it and I recommend AKC.
When I brought my new puppy home, the breeder had given me a folder so that I could finish registering her. AKC Pet Insurance was in there because they give 30 days free so my breeder said to me to sign up for it, see what I think then decide on what I want to do. I’ve never had a pet insurance before for my pets but this puppy is pretty delicate and I thought the best thing to do would be to register her with AKC. She’s seven months old now but she’s less than six pounds. She’s just so little and the potential for her to have some issues are up there. This is also my first female and when I looked at the forms, it said that they cover spaying as well. Their coverage looked really extensive and I liked that.
I looked up AKC and saw a lot of good comments. Plus, AKC is so well-known. I called them and spoke with someone. I liked their answers so we set the plan up. I’ve been a policyholder for five months now and I’ve only used it when she had to go in for a vaccine. My vet does something where we pay a flat fee for either the tax or the doctor then her shots are covered for the rest of her life. I handed my claim form at the vet’s office and they said they would take care of it. So far, I’ve had good luck dealing with AKC.
A pet insurance is valuable and when I got my puppy, the breeder has told me about AKC Pet Insurance. I was a policyholder for a year, but finances dictated that I needed to drop it for right now.
I registered my little Min Pin with AKC Pet Insurance. I've been under their service for two and a half years and I haven't had any problems with it. I recommend AKC. They've been around for a long time and they're very reputable and dependable.
I have been with AKC Pet Insurance for two years now. It was referred by a breeder. In general, their service has been fine. But recently, my dog came down with a hereditary disease and AKC failed me on that end. But I didn't bother to bring that up with them because they told me that it was their stated policy that they didn't insure dogs with hereditary problems. Other than that, I was very pleased with them overall. But I would tell others to investigate if they have a policy that includes hereditary diseases.
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I signed up with AKC Pet Insurance when I adopted my pup. I've had the policy for two months, and I recently filed a claim and I'm waiting for them to answer because they asked for additional documentation from the vet. But so far, I've had a satisfactory experience.
When I got my dog on November 14th, I stopped by the desk and they recommended me to AKC Pet Insurance. I looked at a different provider but AKC gave me more stuff. I love my little rascal and I don't want anything to happen to him and by getting the insurance, I'm protecting him. AKC has been a good help and I'll recommend them.
I registered my puppy and found out about AKC. I have been a policyholder since December. The reps were informative and so far, my experience with AKC has been very good. AKC is good for a puppy and others should try it.
I had a German Shepherd who was seriously injured when he was four months old and I decided that I might try and defer some of my pet expenses in the future. Having a pet insurance is very valuable and I've been with AKC Pet Insurance for a couple of years now. Every time I've tried to contact them, their staff has been very helpful, polite, and assistive so, that's a pleasant surprise. My shepherd had some cysts which ended up having to be tested and removed. I thought the cysts were cancerous but they weren't. After I submitted the claim and all the medical records to AKC, they paid out and didn't give me any problems. They were great and provided very good service.
I bought a puppy and the kennel where we got her gave us a 30-day free AKC insurance. That was in September and then we continued it after the 30 days. But I thought that when I registered her, it covered back to the date that we actually assumed ownership from the kennel. I got her some shots and when I submitted that particular bill, AKC declined it because she wasn't covered, which I didn't really understand. So there was a little gap in coverage there. Maybe the kennel should've made it more clear to me.
As an employee benefit before I retired, my dogs had pet insurance through Nationwide although they used to be VPI. I wanted to do something different and I've always had AKC-registered dogs so I knew AKC. I looked at a couple of others, compared them, and decided to stay with AKC. The customer service has been excellent and the turnaround has been good. However, with Nationwide, I was used to having a portal where I could get in to check on the status of claims. Everything was there. That’s the only problem I’ve got. But I can scan and attach things and they get the payment done. Plus their reps are nice and friendly.
I am a big advocate of insurance but I’m not used to using insurance too much until my pets get older. I also know to avoid pre-existing and we have always started when they’re puppies. But this dog has had a few more issues although as a puppy, she came out of the same kennel where we got our last two labradors. I have had to use the insurance more and it's been good.
I registered my Yorkshire terrier online at AKC. I liked the references that I read about them. I’ve been a policyholder since December. They were quick to get me my money for my claim. That didn't take them 30 days like some companies. I'm satisfied with it. I had a great experience with AKC Pet Insurance.
One girl that I worked with had a dog that needed a $7,000 neck surgery. I can take care of my dog's wellness, but I don't want to get hit with a bill like that. With that in mind, I decided to have pet insurance and although I didn't take the best policy, I took a decent one. I got my dog in November and the first month with AKC was free then I got my new policy on December 28. I had looked around at some other ones but I decided to stay with AKC. I'm satisfied with them so far. I sent one claim for my dog's eye and filing it was easy. He got an infection after he got his rabies shot. I have a five day waiting period on my policy and now, they're determining whether that's going to be covered or not.
We've been with AKC Pet Insurance since I got my service dog three years ago and my recent experience has been frustrating. I submit my claims and they give back whatever, minus my deductibles. There are times when I think something is covered but it's not. There are reasons why and I get that. But it’s just like any other insurance policy. It hasn't been much of a benefit but it's good to know that the insurance policy is there in case of an accident.
I bought an AKC Shepherd in late November. When I first signed up for AKC, they gave me the free pet insurance and I have used it. I bought a new crate and my pet punctured a hole through her nose. The insurance honestly only covered $11 of $240 that's why I didn't continue with it. I know that they have a monthly plan but it was a free pet insurance. $11 is $11 in my pocket. I didn't continue with the plan because if I were to pay monthly for it and were to have another emergency that was $600, getting $50 back would not be very substantial for putting out a monthly fee. Even so, I'm still very pleased with AKC. I love receiving the emails of all the different things that you can do with the AKC registration. My pet has gone to three different veterinary clinics. They all said she's in excellent shape which I don't know if that's because of AKC or just good breeding. I'm very happy with AKC and already told several people about it.
AKC was very helpful. My credit card keeps on getting compromised so I called them up to give them my new credit card number. I could scan stuff in and they send me a notice that they got it, and then I get paid quickly. Their servicing end has been very good. I’ve been a policy holder for 15 years with my last dog and nine years with my current dog. The insurance was very valuable with my last dog because he got cancer but not as valuable with my current dog. And they are expensive. The prices really skyrocketed from the last dog to my current dog. With the next dog, I will probably research rates again.
I have a purebred German Shepherd that's registered to AKA. Usually, when you register a pet, they send you papers of different pet insurance that you might be interested in. AKC was one of them and they had a good recommendation from AKA. I was going over things that I might need for my dog and AKC had a good policy and rates. The premium was pretty much in my budget. I started with them this month.
I got my pup too young, four weeks old, and he had issues because the breeder that had the momma which I got it from didn't take all that great care with the pup. My dog had worms from the momma’s milk. I was at work and my mom called me and told me my pup was throwing up. I took him to the animal hospital and it cost me $541. I had to pay because they had to keep him overnight, he had to be on hydration fluids and his electrolytes were low. They had to check him for parvo too.
I didn’t know about the insurance and I didn’t know if I would be able to get one seeing that I just had him for four weeks and that happened. But seeing the fact that he was purebred and was registered to AKA, it was best for me to have insurance in case anything like that happens again. I’ve had dogs but I never got insurance because they were a mixed breed.
I find the insurance valuable with the policies and with what I have, I could choose what I wanted to put on my pet's insurance. I told them what I needed and what I didn't need. This morning, I called and they told me that if the vet decides that my puppy is in pain, they can let him sleep away to get him out of the pain. If they break a tooth, it comes with it. I was okay with it. The only thing I was concerned about was that they don’t charge me anything more than what the insurance catered to and they told me no. Those conditions were built in the policy but the other stuff, I could pick and choose what I wanted. That worked pretty great for me.
Also, I spoke to a guy and I spoke to a young lady. Both of them were very nice and I had a good experience. They let me feel comfortable in the freedom I had to pick and choose and they provided an explanation of what came with it and what didn't. They weren’t pushing me to get a type of insurance. They told me, "Whatever works out best for you and your pup.” I liked that.
Over the past years when I've had pets, it had cost me a lot of money so, my breeder advised me that it might not be a bad idea to get a pet insurance for the future. I was with a different insurance company before and when I talked with the breeder, she told me to get rid of that one and go with AKC. Now, all my dogs have been registered to AKC. I'm very happy as far as registering and the whole AKC experience. I've been a policy holder for about three years now. And when I called them to see if I could still turn claims in, they said that I could, which was good. The pet insurance is valuable in the long haul because I know what I've had to put out in the past for my older dogs.
I talked to an AKC rep one day because my credit card got all screwed up with them. She seemed really forgiving and said they understood. They didn’t have an issue with it and they gave me time to get it all straightened out. Then once I got it straightened out, it was great. It was quite an experience with AKC and they just seemed professional. Having a pet insurance is like having health insurance and I would tell friends to get AKC.
AKC was recommended to me by the vet and PuppySpot where I bought my German shepherd. AKC provided a month free and I signed up with them in December. I've had no problems with them.
I bought my first Golden Retriever about seven and a half years ago and when I registered my dog, they sent back some PetPartners insurance. I chose AKC Pet Insurance due to recommendations from my ShareWorld friends. My bitch got into a bunch of fire ants and they really ate her up pretty bad. So, I had to take her to the vet and they had to sedate and clean her up. Then, I filed the claim and they paid two-thirds of it. It's nice knowing that I wouldn't have to pay all of that. I’d recommend pet insurance to everybody. AKC Pet Insurance is easy to use but I wish it was easier to file a claim. In this day of automated everything, this company needs to come into the 21st century and go into electronic filing.
I registered my dog with AKC and they sent me a whole bunch of literature and the information for the insurance was in there. I figured that if this was supported by the AKC, they vetted it. I trust the AKC to do the best for dogs and I would imagine they wouldn’t suggest insurance for dogs unless they had vetted it and knew it was good. I had an experience with my other dog that didn’t have insurance. I didn’t want anything to happen to him that I didn’t have the money for right away and I don't want to go out and borrow. It's easier for me to pay every month a little bit than to come up with $5,000 for an operation on a dog because I’m a retiree. I may never use it and I hope I never do but if I ever have to, I at least have it.
The only thing I have against it is it's a little overpriced. They offered different plans and when I started I had their most expensive plan and the deductibles were good. After about a year I decided to get the cheap plan. Then after a year I thought about that and figured it all out. So, I went back to the other plan because it was more than worth the money. It was only about $10 a month more but I got only $500 in deductibles, instead of about $1,000 deductibles. If I’m going to do it, I might as well do it right. So, I did.
I've talked to these couple of gals down in AKC and they're wonderful. They were humming up the insurance place. They answered my questions and they didn't argue with me. They knew exactly what I wanted and they took care of it. When I made the change from the top line to the next one down there was no problem. They didn’t try talking me out of it. Then when I wanted to change it back, they did the same thing and they explained everything to me. Every experience I've had with them was really positive. I’m now an AKC Pet Insurance policyholder for three years and a pet insurance plan is pretty valuable. I could definitely live without it but I feel better having it. If I was still working and making good money, I would probably not do it. But since I'm retired and I'm on a fixed income, I would rather do it. If you think you can use the AKC Pet Insurance and you need it, they're the best.
I went online to register my dog and found AKC. I gave them a try as it seemed like the wise thing to do. When you get a new puppy, you have no idea how it's going to turn out. I thought AKC was pretty reliable and I trusted them. I've been with them for about four years now and they've answered my questions. Whenever I didn't understand something, they helped me understand it so things are good. Having a pet insurance is as important as medical insurance on your kids, and I'd do it with AKS again in a heartbeat. I'm happy and I would recommend them.
AKC Pet Insurance's customer service guy was extremely helpful. We got a puppy and through the document that we received, I got that information and I wanted to get more information about it and see if that was something that I would consider for my puppy, which we did. This is the first time I got a pet insurance and the guy was able to explain it to me in different ways that it was clear to me, how it works and what I wanted for my dog. Also, the information that I've received on a monthly basis or every other week regarding my puppy's development and behaviors has been extremely helpful.
It has been a good feeling to have the insurance. We have another pet which is 5 years old and is a toy poodle. She's been extremely healthy and we never considered getting insurance until this moment. I have peace of mind because our new puppy is a bigger breed and that if anything ever happens it will be taken care of. We first got a donation pet insurance and it didn't work out. Their rates were higher than AKC's and their coverage was even less. Those also made me look into the AKC Pet Insurance. However, I have submitted a claim two weeks ago and I haven't heard anything from it, but I'm hoping that that will be taken care of. I normally don't know how long it takes but it would be nice to at least have heard something by now. I only got emails saying that they're processing it, but I haven't heard anything after that.
Our dog is registered with AKC and I wanted to see if they had insurance and they did, so I had the dog insured. I have one claim in the works right now and their representatives were pretty responsive. For the most part, they were great and everybody was very friendly and professional. I'm very satisfied so far.
I went in to buy a puppy at Petland and although I have never purchased a puppy that expensive, it would be therapeutic for my son who's very special. I bought the package with it and spent $3095 dollars for a Yorkie. That included 30 days AKC insurance and the next pet visit. It already had four shots, a cage and some of the dog food as well. About two and a half weeks later, the puppy started jerking. I had no idea what it was until it foamed at the mouth. That scared me and this was close to midnight on a Saturday. He spent three nights in the pet hospital and pet clinic with IVs. We had to wait a couple of days before he could get an MRI followed by a spinal tap.
I’ve had the puppy for three and a half weeks and during that timeframe, I had contacted the insurance company and we were all in one accord. He was diagnosed with primary seizures. I had a $4000 medical bill and I stayed in touch with Petland and I read their policy. I sent the information to the AKC thinking I would be at least reimbursed the $500 dollars. I got out in the snow, went to the doctors, made all these trips and sent in the documents. Getting a response was supposed to take a few weeks but in the meantime, I got notifications that the insurance was due.
Before the 12th of January, which was when the insurance expired, I called AKC and the young lady was somewhat nice but she was ready to send me to the website. I asked her to just explain to me what I needed to do in order to get the insurance. I was aware there were three or four levels because I looked it up, but she said there were no levels. She said I just had to choose how much I wanted to pay per month. But that didn't really help me out and I began to explain everything that had transpired and she pretty much told me that they didn't cover that.
I had $7500 dollars invested in a puppy and we've fallen in love with it. But what good is having the insurance if they are not going to cover the one essential problem that the puppy's going to have for the rest of his life? I dealt with so much during that timeframe and in my own frustration, I said to the lady, “Thanks, but no thanks.” I was not very happy with AKC and we’ll just have to get another insurance at a later date. People should make sure to get a copy of the AKC policy and to read it thoroughly. They shouldn't let anyone talk them into it until they have a full understanding of what it is about.
I was registering a dog that I had purchased and AKC Pet Insurance came up through the AKC website. They were doing a promo for a month of free insurance so we decided it wouldn't hurt to try them. We got to liking it as during the time our trial period worked, we had an accident with our pup. They were able to tell me what my policy covered. The gal I called on the phone was very helpful, told me everything I needed, and by the next day I had my claim filed. Since then, I've been waiting for a response from them. This all happened between Christmas and New Year. They said it could be 7 to 10 business days. And then, when I called again one more time, the rep said to give them a little bit more time. We've now considered to continue having a pet insurance into the future, and I've recommended AKC Pet Insurance to four people. I've told them it's been great and three have already joined.
My dog is very active as he's in the puppy phase and he is like a family member. When I purchased my dog, I registered him with AKC and since my dog is AKC registered, I went with them for insurance. I’ve been a policy holder for a year now this month. The most recent claim was when I took my dog in because he was vomiting. The vet said he is going to get an x-ray because we thought he had swallowed something and that it might have been stuck in his esophagus but the x-ray didn't show anything. I wanted to make sure exactly what steps and documentation I needed to take in order to file a claim with AKC Pet Insurance, so I called and the lady I spoke to was very helpful and nice. She explained the steps and emailed me the forms that I will need in the future. I wish there was a way that I can do things online instead of having to call, though.
I've been using AKC Pet Insurance for the past seven and a half years and I'm very pleased with their service. I've submitted two claims recently as my dog has a recurring UTI and I've had to take her in quite a bit. For the first several years of her life, she hardly ever went to the vet, but now that she's over seven years old, we're going more frequently. It's a good experience and I would encourage others to use the service.
Originally, we had a huge dog that was injured and I researched on AKC at that time. We've had AKC for ten years and used it on various pets. Having a pet insurance is very valuable and it's been a positive experience with AKC. I would recommend them to a friend. If their pets ever have one serious accident or illness, it makes every dime worth it and may not even have it for months and months.
When I got my dog, I got in a free 30-day insurance with AKC. I heard a lot of horror stories about people who have pets and don't have insurance. So I figured I'll try to avoid that and if I'm going to have insurance through someone, it might as well be through AKC Pet Insurance. It is a notable and well-known company so I decided to keep the policy. I do not know much about insurance but the lady that I spoke to was very nice and helpful, and she walked me through everything. Dealing with people in that type of environment where you call and you don't really know too much, sometimes people tend to get irritated because they get asked the same thing all day. But I had a very pleasant experience with AKC Pet Insurance and it's a good company to get pet insurance from.