VPI Pet Insurance - Better than Expected I enrolled my dog Buddy when he as 8 weeks old. It was a good investment to start early. My last two dogs didnt have pet insurance and both had to have Chemotherapy and it cost me over $24,000 between the two for the last year of their life but I would do it again if i had to. VPI has been good with coverage for our dog over the past 2 years. Would recommend anyone to have insurance.