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Puppy insurance

Get protection and peace of mind for your pet pup. Provided by Pinnacle Insurance plc.

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Puppy protection from the get-go

Bringing a new puppy into your life is an exciting time filled with lots of love and laughter. And like all new puppy parents, you don’t want to think about your little bundle of joy ever being injured or ill.

But if the worst should ever happen, we’ll have your back. With pet insurance for puppies available from just eight weeks old, we’ll give you the peace of mind you need.

Why choose our pet insurance for your puppy?

  • Choose from time limited, maximum benefit or four levels of lifetime cover
  • Get 24/7 Vet Assistance, whenever, wherever you need it
  • Make claims and some changes to your details quickly and simply
  • Get your hand on an extra discount when you are a Nectar member*
  • Insure more than one pet on one policy and save £1 per pet per month†

What your puppy is covered for

If your new puppy gets injured or falls ill, an unexpected trip to the vet can be super stressful – and could set you back a lot of money.

Please don’t take the risk. With all our pet insurance products, we’ll help cover the cost of your vet fees, including dental treatment (excludes routine dental treatment, terms and conditions apply) and physiotherapy. The limits shown below and in your certificate of insurance.

We'll also reimburse you if your new puppy is stolen or goes missing (provided your puppy is mircrochipped), or if your pup accidentally injures someone or damages their property.
Benefit Time limited
Covers each condition for up to 12 months or up to max amount below
Maximum benefit
Covers up to the max amount per condition
Covers up to max amount each year
Treatment period 12 months unlimited unlimited
Treatment basis per condition per condition per year
Veterinary fees
Veterinary helpline
Additional benefits
Holiday cover

Veterinary fees can include:

Benefit Time limited £3,000 Maximum benefit £6,000 Lifetime £10,000
Dental cover (excludes routine dental treatment, terms and conditions apply) up to £3,000 up to £6,000 up to £10,000
Complementary Treatment £500 up to £1,500 up to £1,500
Physiotherapy £500 up to £1,500 up to £1,500
Behavioural illnesses (excludes the cost of any damage to your home) up to £3,000 up to £6,000 up to £10,000
Overseas veterinary treatment up to £3,000 up to £6,000 up to £10,000

Additional benefits and limits:

Benefit Time limited £3,000 Maximum benefit £6,000 Lifetime £10,000
Death from accident/injury up to £1,000 up to £1,500 up to £2,000
Death from illness up to £1,000 up to £1,500 up to £2,000
Cremation up to £200 up to £200 up to £200
Advertising & reward (local advertising only. Your dog must be microchipped) up to £1,000 up to £1,500 up to £2,000
Theft or straying (your dog must be microchipped) up to £1,000 up to £1,500 up to £2,000
Emergency boarding kennel fees up to £1,000 up to £1,500 up to £1,500
Third Party Liability £2 million £2 million £2 million

Holiday travel cover:

Benefit Time limited £3,000 Maximum benefit £6,000 Lifetime £10,000
Holiday cancellation up to £1,000 up to £1,500 up to £3,000
Quarantine costs up to £1,000 up to £1,500 up to £1,500
Loss of healthcare cert up to £250 up to £250 up to £250
Emergency expenses abroad up to £1,000 up to £1,500 up to £1,500

There are some breeds that we won’t cover under our £10,000 limit which you can find details of in our FAQ section. Please note that we won't cover any pre-existing conditions and that terms, conditions, excesses, exclusions and limitations apply. You can find out more about the terms of our cover in our policy documents.

What cover’s right for your puppy?

Time limited, lifetime or maximum benefit? The pet insurance product and level of cover you choose is completely up to you – it all depends on your circumstances and puppy’s needs.

Lifetime cover

With our most comprehensive pet insurance, your puppy is covered up to the maximum benefit shown in the table above each year. You can claim up to that amount, for any condition, every year of their life.

Time limited cover

With time limited cover, each condition is covered for 12 months or until the maximum benefit is paid for that condition – whichever comes first.

Maximum benefit cover

With max benefit insurance, you can claim vet fees per condition during the lifetime of your policy, up to the policy limit.

From what age can I insure my puppy?

You can take out a pet insurance policy with us as soon as your puppy is eight weeks old.

You can then cover your puppy up to any age, as long as you keep renewing your policy every year without a break.

Helpful guides for your puppy

Get a little help welcoming your puppy into your world with our handy guides and information.

Prepping for your pup

Make sure you’re ready for your new puppy with our go-to guide

Get a pet-friendly home

Hints and tips to help create the perfect pad for your puppy

Pets reunited

New puppy gone missing? Our handy guide can help you get it back

Need more help?

Can't decide which pet is right for you or your family? We've got lots more information to help you decide.

Ready to protect your puppy?

If you’d like to get a quote for your pet insurance, you can get started right away. If you’re ready, we’re ready.

Got more than one pet?

If you’re adding your puppy to a growing pet pack, you can save at £1 per pet per month with our multi-pet insurance✝. You can insure an unlimited number of pets on one policy. Protect more. Save more.

Any questions?

If you’ve got a question about protecting your puppy, or pet insurance in general, we have the answer for you.

Need to talk to us?

Call 0344 543 1032.

Other contact details.

We’re here Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm and Saturday, 9am-1pm. Calls are charged at local rates from landlines and mobiles and may be monitored and recorded.

Terms and conditions

*Guaranteed discount for Nectar card holders: The discount is based on information related to you and the transactions you've made with Sainsbury's supermarkets and Sainsbury's Bank using your Nectar card. For more information go to

†Multi-pet discount is a minimum of £24 when insuring more than one pet as this is worked out at £1 per pet per month for each pet on a policy. Pets can have different cover levels. Discount deducted separately from any other offer.

Important information
Sainsbury's Bank plc, Registered Office, 33 Holborn, London EC1N 2HT (registered in England and Wales, no. 3279730) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (register no. 184514). Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd is an appointed representative of Sainsbury's Bank plc.
Sainsbury's Bank plc acts as an introducer to Pinnacle Insurance plc who is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (register number 110866). Registered Office: Pinnacle House, A1 Barnet Way, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 2XX. Sainsbury’s Bank plc and Pinnacle Insurance plc are not part of the same corporate group.