SEATTLE (June 21, 2013) – Trupanion, a leading pet insurance provider in the United States and Canada, today announced that it will launch its Pet-Friendly Workplace Seal of Approval contest in conjunction with national Take Your Dog to Work Day, June 21, 2013.
The contest will celebrate best practices in pet-friendly work environments and honor participating businesses that exhibit an exemplary pet-friendly environment, create and uphold pet-friendly work policies and that support pet causes. Five finalists will be selected to receive the Trupanion Pet-Friendly Workplace Seal of Approval along with goody bags including toys, treats and resources for each office pet. From the finalists, one company will be selected to win a grand prize of $5,000.
A recent survey by the American Pet Products Association offered that 73 percent of pet-friendly businesses said pets created a more productive work environment.
“As a workplace that has been pet-friendly since the very beginning, Trupanion has consistently seen increased employee morale and retention,” said Dr. Kerri Marshall, Chief Veterinary Officer at Seattle-based Trupanion. “We look forward to celebrating other pet-friendly companies around the country with our Pet-Friendly Workplace Seal of Approval and hope to encourage even more companies to follow suit.”
Contest rules and entry details are available at http://trupanion.com/pets-in-the-workplace. Entrants will also be able to upload photos that provide a visual representation of the workplace detailed in the entry form. Nominations will be accepted between June 21, 2013 – national Take Your Dog to Work Day – and Aug. 31, 2013. Winners will be announced Sept. 16, 2013.
“Trupanion is dedicated to building a strong pet community both inside and outside the office,” said Darryl Rawlings, Trupanion Founder and CEO. “We value the contribution pets make to the workplace and want to honor those businesses that not only allow but encourage pets.”
Trupanion, founded in 1998, is a leader in pet insurance with the mission of being “un-insurance like” and delivering the best value in the industry. Trupanion offers cat and dog insurance in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and was the first pet insurance provider to offer no payout limits, coverage for hereditary and congenital conditions, and a vet direct-pay option. Trupanion’s corporate culture includes an office with 250 employees and 90 dogs and cats (a 3:1 human to pet ratio); full-time dog walking service; 97.8% employee retention; and a 98.5% customer retention rate month over month. For more information call (800) 569-7913 or visit Trupanion.com. Follow Trupanion on Twitter or Facebook.