I was happy that I had bitten the bullet a few years back, and bought pet insurance for my Australian Shepherd, Nellie. I didn't have it when I had to come up with $4,000 for her ACL surgery. 80% of that would have been helpful. Nor did I have it on Bravo when he was diagnosed with Lymphoma. I never added up the costs of 15 months of chemo. Nellie required surgery recently, which came to $1,400. The reimbursement of 80% of the cost came very quickly and without question. I'm sold on pet insurance.