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What I Learned by Adopting a Dog

The Tale of Benny & Banjo

Every business needs insurance, and ERIE knows that every business is different. We want your insurance to be as reliable as your must trusted friend, including your four-legged-friends. Trust us to deliver what’s best for your business - as Benny helps Banjo in his time of need. 

Christmas came early this past year when four furry legs and a tail bounded through our front door. This made my fiancé and me two things: 1. Overjoyed; and 2. Brand-new puppy parents.

We were quick to shower her with love, toys and tutus, but we also knew our level of responsibility was now much higher. There were things we knew to do: schedule a trip to the vet for vaccinations and spaying, stock up on flea and tick medicine and map different walk routes. And, yet, as our lovable rescue learned how to sit and stay, we learned that we were just scratching the surface of really taking care of her.

For instance, what if we were to get into a car accident on the way to the vet and she was injured? Or what if we got the vet safely, but she got nervous and knocked something over in the waiting room? Or worse, knocked over the vet technician?

Just like with any relationship, you want the best (behavior) for those you love. The story of Benny and Banjo has taught us a lot about how to be there for each other.

For those things we still weren’t sure of, we asked our local Erie Insurance agent. It gives us peace of mind to know our pooch is healthy, happy, and protected.

These helpful infographics, lists of tips and quizzes is also a fun way to test and solidify your knowledge:

Keeping Your Furry Friend Safe Throughout the Year

When You Take Your Pup Out and About

On Protecting Others

ERIE® insurance products and services are provided by one or more of the following insurers: Erie Insurance Exchange, Erie Insurance Company, Erie Insurance Property & Casualty Company, Flagship City Insurance Company and Erie Family Life Insurance Company (home offices: Erie, Pennsylvania) or Erie Insurance Company of New York (home office: Rochester, New York).  The companies within the Erie Insurance Group are not licensed to operate in all states. Refer to the company licensure and states of operation information.

The insurance products and rates, if applicable, described in this blog are in effect as of July 2022 and may be changed at any time. 

Insurance products are subject to terms, conditions and exclusions not described in this blog. The policy contains the specific details of the coverages, terms, conditions and exclusions. 

The insurance products and services described in this blog are not offered in all states.  ERIE life insurance and annuity products are not available in New York.  ERIE Medicare supplement products are not available in the District of Columbia or New York.  ERIE long term care products are not available in the District of Columbia and New York. 

Eligibility will be determined at the time of application based upon applicable underwriting guidelines and rules in effect at that time.

Your ERIE agent can offer you practical guidance and answer questions you may have before you buy.