At Battersea we are committed to giving the best possible care to every dog and cat that comes to us, which is why we promote pet insurance to all new owners. We work in partnership with Petplan who offer a range of cover options to suit every budget, giving new pet owners peace of mind.

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Be the best owner for your new pet – please make sure you consider insurance

Pet insurance is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. To get the best policy for you and your pet, it's a good idea to spend time researching different options.

Petplan's priority is to keep the nation's pets healthy and their owners happy. They offer a range of pet insurance policies and comprehensive customer service, helping millions of owners get their beloved pets back on their feet following illness and injury.

Rehoming an animal from Battersea

Lifetime pet insurance can give you peace of mind as it covers the costs of lifelong and chronic illnesses. Petplan kindly provides four weeks' free insurance to the dogs and cats rehomed from Battersea's three centres. This invaluable support gives families comfort by providing a new pet with insurance for their first few weeks in their new home.

There are a number of pet insurers on the market and we encourage new owners to research the right plan for them.

Terms and Conditions

Terms, conditions and excesses apply and may be varied on renewal. No cover is provided for pre-existing conditions. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (Registered Charity No. 206394), through its trading subsidiary, Battersea Dogs Home Limited, is an Appointed Representative of Pet Plan Limited. Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited (Registered in England No. 1282939) and Allianz Insurance plc (Registered in England No. 84638). Registered office: 57 Ladymead, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1DB. Pet Plan Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Financial Services Register No. 311969. Allianz Insurance plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Financial Services Register No. 121849. Pet Plan Limited is a subsidiary of Allianz Insurance plc. Petplan's trading address is: Great West House (GW2), Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9DX. Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is not part of the Allianz (UK) Group. Email: