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Petsecure Protects Guelph Police Service Dogs

by Petsecure Pet Health Insurance | Sep 20, 2012

WINNIPEG – September 19, 2012 – Guelph’s canine unit doesn’t have to worry about incurring an unmanageable vet bill thanks to Petsecure pet health insurance. Petsecure has entered into a long-term partnership with Guelph Police Service to provide pet health insurance for its three police service dogs, General, Nitro and Charger.

As a donation to the Guelph community, Petsecure is pleased to provide the canine unit with complimentary coverage for the first year of the partnership. Pet health insurance helps reduce the risks and costs associated with the canine unit.

“These dogs literally save lives,” said Bill Skubovius, Vice President of Business Development at Petsecure. “And we want to do all we can to keep them healthy and at peak performance. We hope they don’t suffer any injuries or illnesses, but if they do need to go to the vet, no one will have to think twice about providing them with the best veterinary care because Petsecure will be there to provide peace of mind.”


Comprehensive health care coverage

The three German shepherd service dogs are covered under Petsecure’s Secure 4 plan. It includes unlimited coverage for accidents and illnesses along with dental, and alternative and behavioural therapy.

“Police Service Dogs play an integral role in police operations while enhancing community safety,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police with the Guelph Police Service. “They provide keen abilities to assist with searching, tracking and detection while promoting positive community relations. Police canines are a significant investment and it is important to ensure their long-term health. Our partnership with Petsecure ensures Nitro, Charger and General receive the best quality health care for a long, healthy and happy policing career.”



About the Guelph Police Service Canine Unit:

The major responsibility of the canine unit is locating missing or wanted people or items. The Waterloo and Guelph canine units work together to enable 24-hour canine team coverage in Waterloo and Guelph, seven days a week. The Guelph Police Service Canine Unit is funded by community partners throughout the community. Their generosity is what keeps the unit up and running.


The canine unit participates in community presentations/demonstrations, youth education through schools, and community education through community partners. They also participate in police week and other community events such as the Torch Run for the Special Olympics.

About Petsecure pet health insurance:

Petsecure pet insurance, the core brand of Western Financial Insurance Company, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Financial Group. Petsecure is Canada’s oldest and largest pet insurance provider with over 20 years of offering innovative pet insurance to Canadian pet parents. Petsecure has unique pet insurance options to choose from that offer the most comprehensive coverage in Canada. Petsecure also offers dental coverage and special coverage including alternative treatments and behavioural therapy. Petsecure is the only pet health insurance provider in Canada to offer their exclusive Secure For Life™ guarantee.  Underwritten by Western Financial Insurance Company. Petsecure and logo are registered trademarks of Western Financial Insurance Company.

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For more information, please contact:


Erin Baxter
Marketing and Communications Specialist

Western Financial Insurance Company

T: (204) 942-2999 ext. 7631


Scott W. Green

Inspector - Neighbourhood Support Services

Guelph Police Service

15 Wyndham Street, South,

Guelph, Ontario.

519-824-1212 ext 208