While most of us see our dogs as valued members of the family, the sad reality is that they can also be a huge liability. Without warning, even the friendliest dogs can be pushed too far and snap. A playful nip can be read as aggression by those unfamiliar with your four-legged friend. Not to mention the risk of property damage that can come from dogs who love to dig or who suffer from separation anxiety. This is where animal liability insurance can help.
Dogs are one of the leading causes for homeowners’ insurance claims and you can’t always train away your dog’s bad habits. If you have a dog but do not have animal liability coverage, you are opening yourself up to the potential for a difficult lawsuit. XINSURANCE provides a wide range of animal liability solutions including canine liability insurance options you won’t find with most other insurance companies.
We offer dog bite insurance coverage for everything from an overactive Chihuahua to “dangerous breeds” like pit bulls that most companies won’t touch. We also insure service dogs, therapy dogs, working dogs (bomb sniffers, narcotic sniffers, etc.), guard dogs, and more. Whether your dog has a bite history or is a breed commonly excluded from homeowner’s coverage, if you are a dog owner and would like some extra peace of mind, turn to XINSURANCE to prevent the risk of personal liability for your pet’s actions.
Animal liability coverage protects you in the event of damages or injuries caused by your dog or other pet that you own. Liability insurance is a form of third-party coverage, meaning that it compensates others — not you or members of your household. In addition to compensating victims for medical bills or the cost to repair or replace their property, “dangerous dog” insurance protects you if an injured party decides to sue you. Without it, you could be on the hook for thousands of dollars in damages.
Suppose you’re walking your dog and he decides to greet a passerby with a friendly jump. The startled individual then stumbles backward over a lawn ornament and breaks his tailbone. Your animal liability insurance will take care of the medical bills so you won’t have to pay for them out of your pocket. In another scenario, imagine your dog engages in a major excavation project in your neighbor’s yard. Your policy will cover the cost of repairing the damage.
Taking it a step further, if the injured party files a lawsuit, your insurance will cover your legal expenses and any amount awarded by a judge or jury, up to the limits of your policy.
If you’ve tried to take out liability insurance for your dog e in the past, you may have been turned down for the following reasons:
At XINSURANCE, we want everyone to have the ability to protect themselves. We’ve built up decades of experience that allows us to provide coverage solutions for clients and circumstances that other insurers avoid. We employ a unique “all-in-one” approach, where we closely assess the owner’s operations and experience levels and use the information to create comprehensive and customized coverage solutions unique to the customer’s requirements. Our dog owner liability insurance solutions provide coverage for all dog breeds, even if your dog has been labeled as “dangerous” and even if other insurers have refused to insure it. From Labradors to Pit Bulls, Chihuahuas to Rottweilers, all breeds are welcome. Even if your dog already has a history of biting, XINSURANCE may still be able to provide dog owner liability insurance solutions.
Our comprehensive coverage includes:
We also provide animal liability insurance coverage solutions for the following types of dogs:
Pet liability insurance does not cover damages your dog causes on your property or injuries to you or members of your household. It will not provide coverage for commercial animals, such as breeding, farm or show dogs. If law enforcement orders the impoundment of your animal, your policy won’t cover the related expenses such as boarding and the updating of vaccinations.
Many dog owners believe that their homeowners’ insurance policy will provide adequate coverage for injuries or damages their pet causes. In many situations, the liability limits for pet claims are much less than the general policy limits. For instance, if you have a $300,000 liability ceiling, the threshold for animal damage may only be $25,000. Some policies provide no animal liability coverage at all — something that policyholders aren’t aware of until it’s too late.
In addition, homeowners’ insurance typically excludes coverage for dogs with a previous bite history, as well as for “dangerous” breeds with a reputation for aggressiveness or the ability to produce large bites. Examples include:
The right pet liability insurance policy will fill the gaps in your homeowners’ coverage and provide the protection you need.
Please note, our animal liability policy covers bodily injury and property damage to 3rd parties. It excludes bites to the insured or insured’s family and it excludes property damage that the insured owns/rents.
Whether your dog has a bite history or is a breed commonly excluded from homeowners coverage, XINSURANCE will provide you with the insurance solutions you need.
Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) we receive about our animal liability insurance solutions. To view, download, or print a PDF version of our FAQ, please click here.
Animal Liability Insurance, this coverage will protect you in case your animal injures a 3rd party or damages a 3rd party property.
No, we do not cover 1st party property damage to any location you own, use, rent, or occupy.
No, this policy is strictly for liability insurance in case of 3rd party bodily injury / 3rd party property damage.
Yes, we can cover any type of scheduled activity when an animal is used for commercial purposes.
This policy is meant to cover when your pet is in your care, custody, and control. With additional underwriting, we can consider.
Yes, although some states have certain guidelines that must be followed in order to offer terms.
Yes, we can offer insurance while doing therapy work including animal-assisted therapy.
We can cover any breed of dog.
Yes, when legal to own, we can provide an insurance solution.
You or your entity can be listed on your tenant’s policy as an additional insured, which would extend coverage to you if named in a lawsuit. We can provide this to your tenant for no charge. Also, we can offer you an excess animal liability policy on top of your tenant’s policy and/or even offer our true umbrella policy, for full protection.
Yes, we believe with the right partner and for the right premium, we can cover any situation.
Yes, we are happy to offer insurance for both ESA and service animals.
Yes, we can list the animal control entity as an additional insured to an insured policy for no charge. We will need the entity name and address to do so.
If online parameters are met, you will receive a quote instantly after completing the application. If the application is sent to an underwriter, you will hear from us within 48 hours to get the quote started.
Quotes and quote links are valid for 30 days.
Your application will need to be reviewed by an underwriter. You can expect a call or e-mail with 48 hours. If you need help before then, feel free to call or e-mail.
Simple, click the quote link that was previously sent when the quote was originally issued.
The only difference is the amount of insurance carried.
SIR stands for self-insured retention, this is similar to a deductible. You will be responsible to pay the first portion of a claim, aka the self-insured retention portion.
Yes, we can accept 25%, 30%, or 40% of the total due, balance will be split into 10 monthly payments that are automatically withdrawn from the same debit or credit card used to purchase the policy.
This is the premium charge only and does not include taxes and fees. To see final pricing, proceed to the payment screen of the quote.
Yes, however, the policy must be in the registered animal owner’s name.
No, payments are only accepted via debit or credit card online during the quote process.
Yes, only if your address is registered to the card.
Click “log in” from the main screen. Click “click here” to register.
From a copy of the policy.
Once your policy binds, and payment has been processed, stay logged in and scroll down on the screen. You will see a copy of the application, quote, credit card receipt, i.d. card if applicable, and policy. You can download, print, save or send any of those items. You will also be sent a copy of the policy within 24-48 working hours.
Yes, please sign and return the policy receipt form.
No, the policy does not auto-renew. The insured will be sent 3 reminder emails reminding them of policy expiration. The reminder email contains a link, click the link, start a new application and receive a quote within minutes.
Typically, policies are 100% minimum earned, meaning no refunds. However, we are open to hearing the reason for the cancellation and considering other options.
Yes, we like to make sure all information is kept up to date. Note: the application should only take a few minutes to complete and we are happy to assist with any questions.
Please call us at 877-585-2853 or e-mail email@example.com with all error code details.
Yes, call anytime at 877-585-2853.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and about 885,000 require medical attention for these injuries; about half of these are children. Senior citizens are the second most common dog bite victims.
In 2019, the average cost for a dog bite insurance claim was $44,760.
*Stats from Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) and State Farm®
Insurers paid out $797 million in liability claims related to dog bites and other dog-related injuries in 2019.
Getting an animal liability insurance quote from XINSURANCE is fast and easy. After receiving your application for coverage, we’ll set up a phone call with our underwriting team to discuss all aspects of the risk in further detail. We’ll then provide the quote for your consideration.
To get started, request your free quote for animal liability insurance today!
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