Cesar Millan enters insurance

Florida-based Spot Pet Insurance has officially launched with the world’s famous dog trainer Cesar Millan as its chairman.

The company, currently a team of four, is led by Meredith Shirk and offers pet insurance quotes in 30 seconds with coverage provided by United States Fire Insurance Company which is associated with Crum & Forster. Policies have a wide range of coverage for covered conditions including but not limited to exams, medications, diagnostics, treatment, and even alternative therapies. For an additional cost, preventative care coverage like dental cleaning and vaccinations are covered.

According to the American Pet Products Association’s 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey, 183.9 million dogs and cats in the US belong to pet parents, only 2.43 million (1.3%) are insured by their pet owners. “Having Cesar Millan, a leading animal expert around the globe, as our partner is going to further our mission to help take care of every pet on the planet.” Meredith Shirk, president of Spot Pet Insurance.

“I’ve been vocal with my followers about my disappointment in the increasing euthanasia rates in the US. They are increasing at a rate of 10-12% every year in the US. My mission has been to teach pet owners to achieve the same balanced energy with their pets that I experienced with my animals growing up. There is nothing more valuable for a pet owner than to understand and Love their pet the way Mother Nature intended. Challenging a pet physically and mentally everyday will help promote longevity, and a healthier relationship between pet parents and their pets. Trust, respect, and love delivered properly can greatly reduce rising euthanasia rates. Pet health is number one, and pet parents must provide this opportunity. That’s why I’m excited about teaming up with Spot.” – Cesar Millan.