Buffy, our shih tzu, was about three when we adopted her from her foster home. Within two months she required surgery to remove bladder stones and a corroded quarter swallowed sometime in her youth. We immediately decided we needed pet insurance! and are so thankful we chose to get it from ASPCA Pet Insurance. She has since needed life-saving surgery for a "telescoping intestine" and later treatment at Pet Emergency for a severe ear infection. We received fair and speedy reimbursement on each occasion after submitting our claim form. It's a relief to know that help is there if and when we need it for our beloved pet.