Category: Pets


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    The Dog Days of Summer

    Summer is the season for fun in the sun! Make sure that your pup is having fun, too, by following these summer safety tips: Hotter? More water. As temperatures rise and we find ourselves being more active throughout the day, it can be easy to wind up dehydrated. The same goes for our pets, but […]

    June 18, 2019

  • Insuring “Dangerous” Dog Breeds

    You’ve probably heard that owning certain dog breeds can make it nearly impossible to find insurance. How true is this, really? Well, it depends on your insurance company. Potential insurers vary widely in their stances on insuring dogs that would be considered “breeds of concern.” While some will refuse to insure homeowners with certain dog […]

    March 11, 2019

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    Keep Pets Happy and Safe on Vacation

    You’re not just imagining it—a lot of people are traveling with their pets these days. According to a TripAdvisor survey of more than 1,000 travelers, 53% of those responding said they take their pets on vacation, and 52% stay only at places that welcome pets. (For some people, the “welcome” part doesn’t matter: 20% admitted […]

    November 8, 2018

  • Why Renter’s Insurance is a No-Brainer

    If you’re someone who rents – as over a third of the population nationwide does – it’s important to consider what safety measures you have in place if something goes wrong. Say, for example, that a fire severely damages your apartment building. The owner of the building has insurance on the building and will be […]

    June 18, 2018

  • Coverage for Your Furriest Family Member

    It’s no secret that Safe Harbor Insurance is an office full of animal lovers. It’s also no secret that life sometimes comes at you unexpectedly. We’ve had our fair share of unfortunate surprises with our pets – from swallowed tennis balls and torn knee ligaments to diabetes and hyperthyroidism – and vet bills can add […]

    March 21, 2018

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    Do I Need to Tell My Insurance Company If My Dog Bites Someone?

    You probably don’t think your dog would ever bite someone, let alone cause a serious injury. But dog bites are more common than you might realize—4.5 million occur every year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And most victims are young children. Those injuries also have a bigger impact […]

    March 8, 2018

  • Sharing Thanksgiving With Your Pup (Literally)

    The holidays put everyone in a giving spirit – but some things shouldn’t be shared with your dog! We’ve put together a list of healthy bites to sneak Fido while you’re cooking, and foods to avoid if you want to stay away from the vet. Foods to Share Turkey: Turkey is a wonderful, protein-packed treat for your dog, as long as it is boneless, skinless, and unseasoned. Pumpkin: Modest servings of plain canned pumpkin actually aid your dog’s digestion. Keep it handy year-round! Potatoes/yams: Cooked potatoes and yams are fine for pets to consume, as long as they aren’t full of dairy or spices. Apples: Before you sweeten and spice the apples for your pie, share a slice or two with your pup for a crunchy treat. Carrots: Satisfying and full of beta-carotene, vitamins, and fiber, raw (or cooked) carrots are a favorite for many dogs. Foods to […]

    November 22, 2017

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    Think Renter’s Insurance is Only for Your Stuff? Think Again!

    Clients often think they don’t need renters insurance — “Nothing I have is worth that much,” they’ll say, or “I don’t have a lot of stuff.” That’s how most people think of renter’s coverage: protection for stuff, and nothing more. After all, it’s inexpensive and it doesn’t even cover the structure itself. So how important […]

    June 29, 2017

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    Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

    Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably won’t have your own yard for him to play in, and your inside space may be somewhat compact. However, with enough exercise, stimulation […]

    September 28, 2016