I had a wonderful Mastiff called Major who died January 2012. He was insured from 6 months of age with VPI. During his life he had 3 knee surgeries costing thousands of dollars. VPI covered 50% of the charges and some of the medications as he was on Rimadyl for a while before and after surgery. Without the insurance I would never have been able to cover these costs. Now I have a rescue Mastiff called Bentley who I have covered with VPI because I did check other insurance companies but I know VPI will be there for me if I need them.