About AKC Pet Insurance

As one of the first pet insurance providers in the United States, AKC Pet Insurance, administered by PetPartners, Inc., has been providing comprehensive, affordable pet health insurance to dogs and cats in all 50 states since 2002.

Based out of the American Kennel Club corporate headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, AKC Pet Insurance has proudly served as the exclusive pet insurance provider of the American Kennel Club since 2003. They work closely with the AKC to help further their mission to “advance canine health and well-being of all dogs.”

Our History

PetPartners' history dates back to the 1980s in Great Britain when Sir. John D. Spurling, a leading innovator in pet insurance, created a pet health insurance company exclusively for the Kennel Club. PetPartners provided pet health insurance to dogs and puppies in the United Kingdom for nearly two decades before its arrival in the United States in 2002. In 2003, PetPartners became the exclusive pet insurance provider for the American Kennel Club.

In March of 2017, PetPartners was acquired by The IHC Group as a part of their growing pet health division. IHC has over three decades of experience in the human health insurance field providing health, life, disability, dental and vision to individuals and groups. IHC has a history of growing strong, successful insurance organizations. They boast a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best, Company, Inc., a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their financial strength and ability to meet their obligation to their insureds.

PetPartners continues to improve the health and well-being of all pets through quality pet healthcare coverage.

John Wycoff president of Petpartners, Inc and Chance the dog
We know that pets are family and we are honored to be able to help pet owners meet the healthcare needs of their pets, and in turn, live long, happy, healthy lives. Our goal is providing our customers with the same unsurpassed care, compassion and coverage that we would desire for our own pets and family.
John Wycoff, President

AKC Pet Insurance Facts

  • Founded:
    2003 (AKC Pet Insurance Brand)
  • Administered by:
    PetPartners, Inc.
  • Underwritten by:
    American Pet Insurance Company & Independent American Insurance Company
  • Headquartered: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • President:
    John Wycoff