Dog Insurance in New Zealand

With Petplan being a pet insurance specialist, we’ve made it easy to find the right dog insurance policy for you. Our two types of cover – Covered For Life® option and 12 month Essential option, come with a copious amount of benefits. Read on to find out more.
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Invest in the Best Dog Insurance in New Zealand

 There’s no doubt that we love our doggies in New Zealand. It’s said that 31% of Kiwis own one or more. And we’re not surprised. Dogs give you loyalty, unconditional love and a reason to get off the sofa and out into the fresh air. All over the world, not just in NZ, dog owners spend their hard-earned cash on everything from premium quality food, grooming and luxuries such as toys, doggy day-spas and clothing, not to mention the money spent on routine vaccinations and vet’s fees.

However, while most of us can and are happy to afford the yearly costs involved in looking after our pooches, many of us dread the thought of having to pay out for costly emergency or long-term veterinary treatment. Some of us just leave it to chance with the mindset that we’ll worry about it if and when it happens, while others never even give it a thought. And then there are the responsible pet owners that put a contingency plan in place by taking out pet insurance for dogs.

The Best Pet Dog Insurance is the Insurance that Meets Your Needs

We’re often asked why we feel that we offer the best pet dog insurance. Of course, there are many reasons, not least:

  • We specialise in dog insurance. We don’t sell car, house, life, health or any other types of insurance.
  • Petplan has been around since 1976, and we’ve been providing dog insurance NZ wide since 2004.
  • We provide ongoing cover for the lifetime of your dog, as long as you don’t take a break in cover.
  • We offer a range of policies so you can choose the one that best suits your dog and your pocket.
  • We guaranteed low excesses and fast payouts to ensure that you can comfortably pay for treatments quickly.

But we feel that our service goes beyond some of the other pet insurance companies. We genuinely care about giving you the cover you need for your pet dog, whether you’ve just bought a new puppy, you have multiple dogs, or your precious canine companion is getting on in years.

A Choice of Dog Insurance Policies

Many pet owners put off buying cover due to the cost of pet insurance for dogs. And we can understand that. After all, we buy insurance to cover us for situations we hope will never happen. At Petplan, we keep our policies as affordable as possible and offer a variety of different options, so you can choose the plan that suits you best.

  • 12 Months Essential, as the name suggests this is basic pet insurance for dogs to cover accidents, illness cover and emergencies.
  • Covered For Life® Classic 1 and Classic 2 which gives you comprehensive insurance for your dog for its whole life as long as you keep continuous cover.
  • Covered For 4 Life® Ultimate, our premium policy which gives you cover for all situations.

So, as you can see, you choose the level of cover that you can afford and feel comfortable with.

Request A Free Quote for Your Dog Insurance

Find out how much it will cost to insure your dog or puppy by requesting a no-obligation quotation. You can do this using our easy-to-use online tool or by calling us on 0800 255 426.

Doesn’t your precious pooch deserve to be part of the Petplan family?
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Our policies:


For a low cost option that provides the peace of mind of a premium product, the Essential plan could be the one right for you. This policy provides 12 month cover for accidents and illnesses.


Petplan’s most popular policy allows for comprehensive cover for the lifetime of the pet, allowing you to continually claim for treatment of ongoing illnesses and injuries.


Our Ultimate plan is Petplan’s most comprehensive policy that offers overall protection for you and your dog, leaving you with peace of mind.

 
Up to $7,000
 
Veterinary Fee cover
for the treatment of Injury, Accident or Illness
  • Not Covered For Life

  • Third Party Liability
  • Complementary Treatment & Alternative Therapy

  • Optional Extra Benefit
    Death from Illness

  • Optional Extra Benefit
    Death from Injury

  •  
    Boarding Fees

  •  
    Advertising & Reward

  •  
    Loss by Theft or Straying

  •  
    Holiday Cancellation

  •  
    Quarantine Expenses & Loss of Documents

  •  
    Emergency Repatriation
  • Excesses - Standard breeds (for dogs)
  • Excesses - Select breeds (for dog only)
  • Excesses - Standard breeds (for cats)
  • Multi Pet Discount
    (3 or more pets)

    Multi Pet Discount

$10,000 for Dogs
$9,000 for Cats
Veterinary Fee cover
for the treatment of Injury, Accident or Illness
  • Yes Covered For Life

  • Third Party Liability
  • Complementary Treatment & Alternative Therapy
  • Death from Illness
  • Death from Injury
  • Boarding Fees

  •  
    Advertising & Reward
  • Loss by Theft or Straying
     
  • Holiday Cancellation

  •  
    Quarantine Expenses & Loss of Documents

  •  
    Emergency Repatriation
  • Excesses - Standard breeds (for dogs)
  • Excesses - Select breeds (for dog only)
  • Excesses - Standard breeds (for cats)
  • Multi Pet Discount
    (3 or more pets)

    Multi Pet Discount

$15,000 for Dogs
$10,000 for Cats
Veterinary Fee cover
for the treatment of Injury, Accident or Illness
  • Multi Pet Discount

  • Third Party Liability
  • Complementary Treatment & Alternative Therapy
  • Death from Illness
  • Death from Injury
  • Boarding Fees

  •  
    Advertising & Reward
  • Loss by Theft or Straying
  • Holiday Cancellation

  •  
    Quarantine Expenses & Loss of Documents

  •  
    Emergency Repatriation
  • Excesses - Standard breeds (for dogs)
  • Excesses - Select breeds (for dog only)
  • Excesses - Standard breeds (for cats)
  • Multi Pet Discount
    (3 or more pets)

    Yes Covered For Life

$20,000 for Dogs
$15,000 for Cats
Veterinary Fee cover
for the treatment of Injury, Accident or Illness
  • Yes Covered For Life

  • Third Party Liability
  • Complementary Treatment & Alternative Therapy

  •  
    Death from Illness

  •  
    Death from Injury

  •  
    Boarding Fees

  •  
    Advertising & Reward

  •  
    Loss by Theft or Straying
     

  •  
    Holiday Cancellation

  •  
    Quarantine Expenses & Loss of Documents

  •  
    Emergency Repatriation
  • Excesses - Standard breeds (for dogs)
  • Excesses - Select breeds (for dog only)
  • Excesses - Standard breeds (for cats)
  • Multi Pet Discount
    (3 or more pets)

    Multi Pet Discount

 

Petplan Dog Policy

Please Note

The policy will be in English.

Waiting Periods

Cover for injury starts as soon as we accept your application.

We cannot provide cover for conditions showing clinical signs before taking out your policy or any illness showing clinical signs in the first 21 days of your insurance.

Combined Financial Services Guide (FSG) and Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

Essential Plan (12 months cover)

Classic/Ultimate (Covered For Life®)

Excesses of $150 apply to all policies up until the age of 8 years or 4 years for selected breeds. After this time an age excess is applied to policies. For different excess amounts please call 0800 255 426 Please see Combined FSG & PDS for more details.

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