Oh yes its that time of year again. You know the one, where your inlaws buy you that "delightful" jumper that you think will make a great lining to your dogs bed. Everyone starts yelling at you for ideas on what to buy you this year and all your thinking is "please dont get me such and such" and wishing for a holiday somewhere away from the madness.
Well this year I am actually going to plug something as a must have for ALL dog owners out there. Its inexpensive, great value for money and alongside potentially saving you thousands of pounds it will bring you great peace of mind. This magical thing I refer to is Dog's Trust Membership .
Now this isnt a straightforward plug to back your local rescue or anything like this. Dog's Trust membership comes at a mere £20 for a year or £500 lifetime membership. If aged over 60 the membership is only £10 yearly. The gem with becoming a DT member is each person who joins up is covered by third party liability insurance for up to ten dogs in their household to a value of £1,000,000 per claim. This covers you against any damage to any person, their property or their pets by your dog.
Many people will find their health insurance includes third party liability cover but some health insurance doesnt cover it and those of you who for whatever reason do not have any cover, this is a must have this year. You can have the most well behaved dog in the world but accidents happen and having to speak to owners who have found that accident happen to them we are very aware the stress and worry of not having cover is huge.
The insurance covers all dogs, pure or cross provided the dogs are pet dogs and not working animals. At present the insurance is not avaliable for dogs registered on the Index of Exempted dogs. I also contacted DT directly to check that certain breeds such as American Bulldogs are covered and they are.
Alongside the Insurance cover DT membership also gives you 24 hour, 365 days of the year access to VetfoneTM, which provides 24 hour emergency advice from qualified veterinary nurses.
Peace of mind with their Canine Care Card. The guarantee that Dogs Trust will take care of your dog should anything happen to you.
FREE copies of Wag! magazine three times a year – containing full details of all our activities and the latest doggy news.
Voting rights on all the important issues that affect Dogs Trust.
So when the rellies start asking if you like pink send them the following link and get covered this Xmas http://www.dogstrust.org.uk/howtohelp/membership/memfaq/#269968