Thursday, November 10, 2016

Buying a pet for the Holidays?

Figo Pet Insurance Sheds Light on the Secret Life of Pets During the Holidays

Before rushing out to buy a pet for a loved one, hear what one of the most innovative pet brands on the market has to say about making this life-changing decision.

Figo Pet Insurance, the first web-based insurance company to offer flexible, comprehensive plans through a handy app, is adopting an attitude of advocacy for their four-legged friends this holiday season.

They’re here to teach prospective pet owners how they can make a choice that’s not just right for their family but also for the thousands of pets looking for their forever homes.

Each year, shelters across the nation see an increase in admissions and abandonments from owners who got in over their heads due to the holiday spirit. A pet can seem like such an exciting gift--especially when the kids have been begging all year--but pets come with an unknown price tag many aren’t willing to pay.

“Being adopted and then returned isn’t just hard on families, it’s especially traumatizing for the animal,” explains Figo CEO Rusty Sproat. “Adopting should never be a spur of the moment decision, but if you crunch the numbers and have the time and money to welcome a pet into your home, please do it and save a life!”

For all those who have already found their perfect fuzzy companion, Figo makes it even easier to keep them safe and happy during the holiday season. Owners have instant access to all their medical records through their phones and can find local vets quickly and easily when away from home.
For all the rest of the year, owners can use the Figo Pet Cloud app to manage their pets’ lives. It’s easy to file insurance claims; find pet hotels, daycares, and parks; and upload important documents and emails including medical records, vet bills, and pictures all through their smart phones. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.

Born out of 1871, the Chicago-based entrepreneurial hub for digital startups, Figo is the first lifestyle and technology brand to meet the demands of the 21st-century pet owner. Their innovative insurance system melds cutting-edge cloud technology with affordable coverage in a handy new app. They’ve been featured in Crain’s Chicago Business, Bloomberg, the Chicago Tribune, and on NBC. They also earned the SMA Innovation in Action Award in 2016.