SOURCE: Pets Best Insurance

July 18, 2007 18:30 ET

Pets Best Insurance Enters North Dakota Market -- Families Treat Their Furry Four-Legged Members as Deserving of the Best Veterinary Care

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Pet families are doing more to care for their pets, and according to a recent survey conducted by the American Animal Hospital Association, 39 percent of the 1,250 respondents give pets human names, the most popular being Max, Molly, Maggie, Bailey, Ginger, Jake and Abby.

Other findings revealed:

--  A whopping 73 percent would go into debt to provide for their pet's
--  The pet most often sleeps on the pet owner's bed in 47 percent of
--  Well over half (62 percent) of homes celebrate their pet's birthday
--  Sixty-seven percent of pet owners feel guilty when they leave their
    pet home alone
--  Fifty-two percent include news of their pet or a photo in a holiday
--  Twenty percent include the pet in their will

Also according to research, one of the hottest consumer services is pet insurance. Pets Best Insurance is leading efforts to provide families with the peace of mind that there is a financial safety net in place if their beloved pet needs care. Pet Best Insurance is excelling and growing because they provide pet health insurance that is less confusing for pets' families and veterinary care providers. The company is enjoying fast growth across the United States and is now available in North Dakota.

According to Pets Best Founder, Dr. Jack Stephens, "We are very happy to enter North Dakota! This is a very important market for Pets Best Insurance because it has been underserved historically. Pets Best Insurance provides peace of mind and pays 80% of veterinary care after the deductible. With just a few more states, Pets Best Insurance will be nationwide! We look forward to doing our part to increase pet health by funding needed veterinary care!"

Pets Best Insurance reimburses pet owners for services from the veterinarian they choose, with no schedules or fee restrictions, truly establishing it as "Pet insurance that really pays!" Pets Best Insurance was founded by Dr. Jack Stephens, the pioneer of the pet insurance with over 25 years in the pet insurance industry. Dr. Stephens is also an accomplished veterinarian and avid pet enthusiast. Pets Best includes a choice of three affordable coverage plans with a straightforward 80:20 claims reimbursement structure and NO benefit schedules. The Pets Best Insurance team is a highly skilled and professional group of pet lovers who have developed products based on innovation and insight into veterinary care. Visit Pets Best Insurance at or phone the integrated call center 877-PetsBest (738-7237). Pets Best, Simply the best pet insurance.

(Use of survey results was authorized by American Animal Hospital Association. Use of the survey and the American Animal Hospital Association name in this Pets Best Insurance press release is not intended as an endorsement or a recommendation of Pets Best Insurance).

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Loran Hickton
    Office Phone: 1-866-609-PETS
    Cellular Phone: 1-360-910-2636