Pet Therapists

Are you running your own pet therapy business or are you an independent therapist contracted to work for others? PROfur knows the market and understands the needs of pet related businesses including the importance of having specific detailed policies in place to keep you and your pet clients safe.

Pet therapists need specialized insurance to protect against the professional liability of treating pets and the expenses resulting from the accidental injury or loss of the pets themselves while they’re in your care. We make it easy for you get a customized, cost-effective PROfur insurance policy that does a complete job of covering your business (including the pets!).

PROfur can cover a wide range of modalities for treating dogs and cats suffering from fear, anxiety, pain or discomfort.

Some of the therapies we cover include:

  • Acupressure
  • Colour Therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Vibrational Essence

Coverage Extensions Are Available for:

What You Need to Qualify

  • Prior training and experience as a pet therapist
  • Highly recommend using a pet health and behaviour intake form and a consent or waiver form

If you provide more than one service, visit the Multi-Service Pet Care page.

PROfur Masterplan Key Coverages

Liability

Care of Pets

Property

Professional Liability

Protects against lawsuits alleging your service or advice caused injury or loss to a pet.

General Liability

Protects against accidental injury to others, including pets, or accidental property damage. For example, this is designed to defend you if you are sued for negligence after a customer slips and falls in your therapy studio, or if something were to fall and injure a pet in your care.

Injury or Loss of Customers’ Pets

Including: Emergency Vet Expenses, Loss by Theft or Runaway, or Death

Allows you to make the best of a bad situation by being able to cover unexpected expenses incurred to care for pets injured or lost while in your care. This feature has the unique benefit of not requiring you to be sued in order to use the coverage.

Pets in Transit

The policy also insures pets while they are being transported in your care (i.e. If you have to take them to the vet; if you offer pickup or drop-off service).

Runaway Recovery Expenses

Covers reasonable expenses incurred to find or attempt to find a pet that has escaped or been stolen (i.e. advertising, travel, pet transport, veterinary services).

Reward for Return of Runaway

Allows you to post a reward for the safe return, or for information leading to the safe return of a customer’s pet that has escaped or been stolen from your care.

Emergency Removal of Pets

Covers reasonable expenses incurred to remove pets from your premises in the event of an emergency to protect them from further harm (i.e. Pet transport, another temporary daycare facility or boarding).

Contents

Includes replacement cost coverage for tools, equipment and stock owned by your business while it is on the premises of your business, plus any renovations or leasehold improvements you are responsible for. Broad, multi-peril coverage is provided – in other words, the policy protects you against a wide variety of things that could damage your property such as fire, theft, vandalism and sewer backup among others.

Contents Away from Premises

Covers tools and equipment while they are in transit, in storage, or in use at a location not specifically listed on your policy. For example, this would cover therapy equipment you have taken with you to appointments if you provide a mobile service. This is broad, multi-peril coverage.

PROfur Coverage Extension

This is a package of various coverages included on all PROfur Masterplan policies. It is designed to maximize your protection by covering gaps that often arise unpredictably after a claim.

Business Interruption

Covers lost profit and pays for necessary ongoing expenses if your business is interrupted or closed due to a property damage claim. For example, if your therapy studio suffers extensive water damage after a storm and you’re closed for 2 months while it’s repaired, the policy will reimburse you for the profit you’ve lost and it will pay for necessary operating expenses that continue even while you’re closed, such as your salary and loan payments.

Coverage is also included for extra expenses you incur to avoid or minimize the interruption of business after a claim. For example, if your therapy studio suffers extensive damage after a fire and you’re closed for 3 months, this coverage can be used to cover the costs of relocating your business and advertising to let your customers know where to find you.

Equipment Breakdown (optional)

Insures your electronic equipment (or your electrical panel, wiring, air conditioner) against damage from electrical disturbances (like power surges and brown outs) and mechanical breakdown, and more importantly, it covers the lost profit and necessary ongoing expenses (like your salary) if you’re closed due to the equipment breakdown. Many commercial leases require you to carry this coverage. You can find out more info about the coverage at www.profur.ca/equipment-breakdown-insurance/ to help determine if it’d be beneficial for you. Note that this coverage is automatically included on some policies.

Proof of Loss Preparation Costs and Professional Fees

These 2 benefits help to pay for expenses incurred for you to establish the amount of your loss after a claim and to prepare the Proof of Loss form that you’re required to submit before a claim can be paid. For example – your therapy studio is shut down for a month to clean up after the sewer backs up into your training facility after a storm. You will likely need to hire an accountant to establish how much profit was lost while you are closed before you can be reimbursed by the insurance company.

**All coverages are subject to the limits of insurance purchased and the usual Terms, Conditions, Exclusions and Warranties of the underwriter, Intact Insurance. Deductibles may apply to some of the listed coverages. More detailed coverage information will be provided with your quote.

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