When I adopted my first dog (Shamos)as a puppy, I asked my friends for some solid pet owners advice. What would they do over if they could do it again from the start as a pet owner? One friend told me - get pet insurance! Sure enough this has paid off, not only when poor Shamos ate rat poison from my building in NYC, but also when my second puppy, Belle, fractured her elbow joint. ASPCA has quickly and efficiently managed every claim and covered basic puppy exams and maintenance checkups as well as injury claims. They have a variety of plans based on your coverage needs and have a great online management system so you can easily submit and track your claims. You also get a discount for multiple pet coverage. Not to mention, this is an animal organization, not an insurance organization. They have a sincere interest in helping our pet community. I could not have afforded the vet costs to maintain my pups' health without them. Don't be fooled, you can't afford not to invest in pet insurance. Just do it! You'll thank me like I thank my friend every day!