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PetFirst sending 15,000 treats to shelter dogs

Gift celebrates 15 years in the business of improving pets’ lives

(September 11, 2019) Jeffersonville, IN – PetFirst Pet Insurance is celebrating 15 years in business by providing dog treats to sheltered animals in 15 cities.

At an anniversary celebration on Tuesday afternoon, PetFirst employees packaged up the 15,000 treats to be shipped to dogs searching for homes around the country.

“Our company has always been about the welfare of pets,” said CEO Katie Blakeley. “We were founded 15 years ago with a simple goal: We wanted families to be able to make the best medical choices they could for their four-legged family members, without worrying about the cost. So, it’s only fitting that we celebrate our anniversary by bringing some treats to dogs as they wait for their new homes.”

The shelters include:

  • Atlanta Humane Society

  • Humane Society of Pikes Peak Region

  • Animal Humane Society

  • Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

  • San Diego Humane Society

  • Kentucky Humane Society

  • Michigan Humane Society

  • Woods Humane Society

  • Humane Society of Oldham County

  • Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (FL)

  • Bideawee

  • Lexington Humane Society

  • New Albany Floyd County Animal Control & Shelter

  • Humane Society of Utah

  • Dumb Friends League

“We were very low on treats for our shelter dogs, so this donation from PetFirst Pet Insurance came at the perfect time!" said Karen Koenig, Vice President of Animal Welfare at the Kentucky Humane Society. “We are happy to help our dogs celebrate PetFirst's anniversary with these treats.”

With more than 60 employees, PetFirst Pet Insurance is a fast-growing company in a fast-growing industry. The concept of pet insurance is new to many Americans, though it is more widely used in the United Kingdom. It is growing rapidly in the U.S. though, having recently become a $1 billion a year industry, and growing by double-digit percentages most years.

About PetFirst

Founded in 2004, PetFirst is dedicated to removing personal financial considerations from pet care. By providing affordable pet health insurance to families, PetFirst provides them “peace of mind” that their pet is covered in the event of an accident or illness. PetFirst is the most recommended pet insurance to new pet families. To learn more about PetFirst, please go to

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