AKC | Pet Insurance Review


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Updated: November 13, 2023

AKC Pet Insurance, administered by PetPartners, Inc., provides comprehensive, affordable pet insurance across all 50 states, and has served as the exclusive pet insurance provider for the American Kennel Club since 2003. Learn more about AKC’s pet insurance plan options, read thousands of customer reviews and get a quote so you can make an informed choice about your pet insurance provider.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Gail

happy with insurance

I've had the AKC plan for 2 years. I have one of the more expensive policies that covers some office visits and medication, dental cleanings, heartworm meds as well as accidents and other illness. I did read the fine print and know that hereditary and congenital conditions are excluded but so far I have not had any problems getting claim forms or being paid for my claims. Payment sometimes takes longer than the 2 week period they mention, but I have never been denied a claim and I would say that overall I have gotten back about half of what my yearly premiums are just for routine care and vaccinations. I have never had an accident claim. The first year I had the neutering plan for and the next year I chose a plan that did not include neutering since it wouldn't be needed again. I did have to call them to change the plan but it was as simple as that. I have no complaints and plan to continue with the insurance.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Louise Campbell-Laing

No customer service

I had the Wellness Plus Plan for my puppy. The only difference between the Wellness Plus and Wellness Plan is that the Wellness Plus Plan includes the cost of neutering. My puppy was neutered in the first year of cover and the vet's invoice was sent to AKC and was duly settled by them.The next year I received my renewal documents and paid the premium quoted. What I didn't realize, until the subsequent renewal, was that AKC had not downgraded my policy to the Wellness Plan since my puppy had now been neutered, they were still charging me for the Wellness Plus Plan which was no longer appropriate. When I queried this with AKC they said I had to notify them in writing that my dog had been neutered. I told them that not only did they have written confirmation from the vet, but that they had also settled the claim and were therefore well aware my dog had been neutered. AKC refused to refund the additional premium and suffice to say I immediately cancelled my policy. AKC is an arrogant and inflexible company, offering no customer service. I am now with a company who value and respect their customers. Also AKC constantly paid only a portion of my claim, as they considered the bills to be 'unreasonable'. I can't help that I live in an expensive area and in fact when you get a quote you have to enter your zip code and I'm sure your premium is adjusted accordingly. They should pay me back the full cost of my dog's care, as that is how much it costs me to provide care for him in my area.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Jan Hopman

paid numerous knee surgeries

I took out this plan when my AKC registered puppy was 4 months old.They have paid for 4 knee surgeries, one tooth extraction and eye cyst removal.They have been polite on the phone as well as timely in their payments.Better than VPI I used to have with my other dog.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: MargieJ McGee

They wouldn`t pay for hip surgery

I know have Petplan Insurance for my new dog, with the AKC pet insurance plan, I had to euthanize my 8 month old Rottweiler because they said they wouldn`t pay for his hip surgeries because it was hereditary. Petplan is one of the few insurances that covers hip dysplasia operations and my little guy would have been alive, now.

out of 5

POSTED: | BY: Max's Mom

Try VPI - Not PP

VPI - Veterinary Pet Insurance is much easier to deal with in terms of claim forms. They are slightly less expensive than what the other companies quoted me. I left Pet Partners for VPI and I am happy I did.

Monthly Cost

$5 – $90 depending on coverage options chosen.


You have a co-pay of 20% after your annual deductible. The pay-out amount is based on your actual vet bill.

Payout Limits

Per incident limit of $1,500 – $8,000 and annual limits of $3,000 – $16,000 depending on your chosen plan.


Choose from $100 – $1,000 annual deductible.

Age Limits

Pets must be at least 8 weeks old to enroll with no upper age limit. Coverage options available for senior pets.

Waiting Period

Coverage goes into effect one day after enrollment. There is a 5-day wait period for accident claims and 14-day wait period for illness claims. AKC Pet Insurance provides 30 days of accident and illness insurance coverage included with AKC registration for newly registered puppies.


Pre-existing conditions are not covered. Customizable plans allow you to add-on coverage for inherited and congenital conditions, exam fees and wellness care. Cancer coverage included in base accident and illness plan.
As one of the first pet insurance providers in the United States, AKC Pet Insurance, administered by PetPartners, Inc., provides comprehensive, affordable pet insurance across all 50 states. Since 2003, AKC Pet Insurance has served as the exclusive pet insurance provider for the American Kennel Club, and helps dog and puppy owners keep their pets safe and healthy. AKC Pet Insurance’s customizable plans allow pet owners to choose their coverage, deductible and coverage limits to create a plan that meets their individual needs and budget.

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