Insurance providers who do not discriminate by breed
Dog owners are encouraged to look for agents who represent these companies for renters and home owner policies. Know of others? Please share your favorite insurance resource.
State Farm highly recommended - Federation of Insured Dog Owners, Inc. - United Services Automobile Association for veterans and families of veterans - Chubb Group - Amica - Auto-Owners Insurance - Farmer's Insurance (Varies by state. See below)
NEWS: Farmers Insurance has announced that it is no longer writing new policies in California for dogs identified as pit bulls, Rottweilers or so-called 'wolf hybrids.' Farmer's clients in CA should check with their agents to learn when their policy is up for renewal and begin looking for a stand alone dog policy or - preferably - a new, non-discriminatory provider such as State Farm. Farmer's clients outside of CA are advised to stay alert in the event that their decision to block select dog breed(s) rolls into your home state.
Insurance Provider for Non-Profits - Now rescuers have options
Please Note: Insurance agents from independently run offices are not obligated to sell you a policy. If someone who represents one or more of the parent companies listed here refuses you, keep searching until you find an agent who will work with you. It goes without saying that a dog with a bite history will be much harder to insure, so work to keep your dog's record clean by being a responsible dog owner.
Listed below are names of agents and carriers who come recommended by our facebook friends. Thanks to all for sharing your favorites!
FEDERATION OF INSURED DOG OWNERS, INC.
The mission of F.I.D.O. (Federation of Insured Dog Owners, Inc.) is to provide education and multi-faceted support for animal-focused organizations as well as the general public, relating to the responsibilities of pet ownership. F.I.D.O. is committed to offering a Covered Canine Liability policy to dog owners of all breeds which will ensure the safety of canines, people and other animals. WEBSITE
CA INSURANCE AGENTS
Einhorn Insurance - Knowledgable brokers who can help you find a policy - Website
Linda Williams - SF CA - State Farm - Website
James Roberts - Concord CA - State Farm - Webpage
Wally Navrarette - Sacramento, CA - State Farm Website
Stephanie Canessa - Oakland CA - State Farm - Website
Matthew Hills - Hills Insurance Services - Website
Bob Little - Los Angeles CA - State Farm - Webpage
Linda Newell - Solano Beach CA - State Farm - Webpage
Julio Martinez - Pittsburg CA - State Farm - Webpage
OTHER WESTERN STATES
Michelle Terelak - All State - Sparks NV - Link
Country Financial - WA - Link
Lafayette Home and Auto Insurance - Lafayette CO - Link
PEMCO Insurance - OR - Contact Agent Rachelle Thayer via FullHart Insurance Link
IN THE MIDWEST
Mary Vail - State Farm - IL - Contact Info
Sherman Insurance - St. Paul MN - Facebook Page
Don Gura - State Farm - IN - Webpage
Beth DeLaForest - Independent Agent - WI - Facebook Page
Corey R Stich - Independent Agent - MN - Webpage "Encompass Insurance not discriminate based on breed, but rather on behavior."
IN THE SOUTH
Lori Hearn - State Farm - MS - Link
Lindsay Mullen - State Farm - Atlanta GA - Link
Fridrich, Pinson & Rothberg Insurance Agency - Nashville TN - Website
Privett Insurance Group - Knoxville TN - Website
Tim Shrum - State Farm Insurance Agent - Website
Jason Overall - Interactive Insurance Agency of America - Central FL (407) 732-4633 Ext. 110
Kristy Moffat - Brightway Insurance, The Moffat Agency - FL Website
Terri Wright - State Farm - Maine - Webpage
Ellen Alders - State Farm - Front Royal VA - Webpage
Obrey Insurance Agency - Londonderry NH - Website
North Carolina Farm Bureau Insurance Group - Website
Debbie Beach Agency - State Farm PA - Webpage