Change a Pet’s Life Day
January 24th is a special day set aside to encourage adoptions…
(Oct. 10, 2019,) Jeffersonville, IN – Rescue organizations around the country will be redoubling their efforts this month to find loving homes for the 3.3 million dogs that end up in shelters every year. That means thousands of families will be adopting dogs this month and begin adjusting to life with a new pet. Experts say many will have a rocky transition.
“We find that the first weeks following an adoption can be challenging for new pet parents,” said Katie Blakeley, CEO of PetFirst Pet Insurance, who adopted her dog, Franklin, from a shelter in Louisville, KY.
“It’s a wonderful, happy experience for most families, but they need to be prepared for some potential setbacks, especially if the pet gets sick or injured soon after coming into the home,” Blakeley added. “We’re glad to be able to ease that transition.”
“Even though most health problems that come up after a rescue are minor, a vet bill in the first few weeks can be concerning to many families,” said Blakeley. “Pet insurance for newly rescued animals can significantly increase the chances of a successful adoption.”
To support families rescuing dogs and cats, PetFirst Pet Insurance offers coverage that caters to newly adopted pets. To learn more about coverage or get a quote, new adopters can visit Petfirst.com
Pet insurance is becoming more common as the medical costs for pets continue to rise. According to a recent New York Times story, the primary driver of rising expenses is that pet owners are more willing to seek higher levels of health care for pets, who are increasingly treated as one of the family. The cost of pet insurance varies by age and type of animal, but the average cost is around $30 a month.