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Animal Friends pet insurance

Learn more about Animal Friends pet insurance

Animal Friends offers a range of policies for your pets, as well as offering great customer service and donating to animal welfare charities across the world. Find cover for your dog, cat or horse today

By Mehdi Punjwani

Published: 18 October 2020

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Animal Friends

No.1 The Crescent 

Sun Rise Way 



United Kingdom 


What animals does Animal Friends cover?

The insurance policies offered by Animal Friends includes dog insurancecat insurance and horse insurance as well as lifetime pet insurance and insurance for older pets.

Animal Friends aims to cover any pet as long as they’re over four weeks old, and if you have a dog over eight years of age or a cat over ten years old Animal Friends has a variety of insurance policies to cover your more mature pets.

Why choose Animal Friends?

Animal Friends have four types of policies available, with varied ranges of cover giving you peace of mind when it comes to vet fees with some policies covering an annual condition limit of up to £6,000.

Animal Friends was set up in 1998 by a core team that believes in building an exceptional business model with a focus on customers’ needs and using the business to help raise funds for animal welfare. 

Animal Friends has a wide range of comprehensive insurance products for cats, dogs, horses and riders and the company supports animal welfare charities worldwide to help improve the lives of animals and combat animal cruelty.

But their passion for animal welfare doesn’t stop there. Animal Friends dog and cat policyholders also receive free vet video consultations with their cover, available 24/7 365 days of the year. They have partnered with video calling app Joii to provide customers with face-to-face consultations with a qualified vet or nurse that will allow pet owners to ask questions and share concerns – providing a more reliable alternative to searching the internet for a diagnosis.

Facts About Animal Friends

  • Animal Friends offers an online claims system for vets that allows them to claim on behalf of their customers, making claims fast and easy
  • Won Best Pet Insurance from the Personal Finance Awards 2019/20 as voted for by the public
  • Over £4 million donated to more than 400 charities that improve the welfare of animals and combat animal cruelty worldwide

Animal Friends Credentials

The Animal Friends Company is underwritten by the Red Sands Insurance Company (Europe) Limited (RSE), which is an independent European insurance company operating in different market sectors. RSE is regulated and authorised by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and operates under the European legislation's concerning provision of insurance services. RSE is also a member of the Association of British Insurers, Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman Service.

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