Business Insurance for Pet Stores

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Why do pet stores need insurance?

The mix of critters and customers leads to a high risk of injuries at a pet store. Even if your focus is pet supplies, contaminated dog or cat food can lead to a hefty lawsuit. Pet store insurance can help pay for legal expenses, medical bills, theft, and accidents.

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With Insureon, pet store owners can get insurance coverage the same day they apply for quotes.

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What types of business insurance do pet stores need?

These insurance policies cover the most common risks faced by pet shops.

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Business owner's policy

A BOP bundles general liability coverage and commercial property insurance in one plan. It's often the most cost-effective type of commercial insurance for pet stores.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Stolen or damaged pet supplies
  • Business interruption incidents
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General liability insurance

This policy covers basic pet store risks, such as contaminated pet food that sickens an animal. Bundle it with commercial property insurance for savings in a BOP.

BEST FOR
  • Customer injuries
  • Damaged customer property
  • Product liability insurance
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Workers’ compensation insurance

Most states require workers' comp for pet stores that have employees. It also protects sole proprietors from work injury costs that health insurance might deny.

BEST FOR
  • Employee medical expenses
  • Disability benefits
  • Lawsuits over employee injuries
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Cyber liability insurance

This policy helps pet shops survive data breaches and cyberattacks. It's recommended for any small business that stores credit card numbers or other sensitive information.

BEST FOR
  • Customer notification expenses
  • Fraud monitoring services
  • Cyberextortion demands
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Commercial umbrella insurance

Once a pet store’s policy limit is reached, umbrella insurance (similar to excess liability insurance) boosts coverage on general liability, commercial auto, or employer’s liability policies.

BEST FOR
  • Bodily injury lawsuits
  • Property damage lawsuits
  • Auto accident lawsuits
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Commercial auto insurance

Most states require commercial auto insurance for business-owned vehicles. This policy covers accidents involving a pet shop's mobile grooming van or other vehicle.

BEST FOR
  • Damage to another vehicle
  • Injuries caused to another person
  • Vehicle theft and vandalism
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How much does insurance cost for retail stores?

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A small pet shop will pay less for insurance than a larger business.

Factors that affect premiums include:

  • Retail products and services offered
  • Business property and equipment
  • Business income
  • Types of insurance purchased
  • Deductibles and other coverage options
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How do I get pet shop insurance?

It's easy to get pet store insurance and pet grooming insurance if you have your company information on hand. Our application will ask for basic facts about your business, such as revenue and number of employees. You can buy a policy online and get a certificate of insurance with Insureon in three easy steps:

  1. Complete a free online application
  2. Compare insurance quotes and choose policies
  3. Pay for your policy and download a certificate

Insureon's licensed insurance agents work with top-rated U.S. providers to find the right insurance coverage for your pet shop, whether you work independently or hire employees.

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