Animal Welfare Organization Testimonials

 Your services filled gaps our previous insurance didn't cover. Your expertise is #1!

~ Anne Mason, Indian Rivers Human Society


You have been rapid when we have requested additional certificates of coverage for events and really helpful in dealing with problem people who wanted to assure coverage. In addition, you have always been pleasant and responsive in all our dealings.

~ Susan S. Finkenberg, Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue (SAGRR)


Your business knows our business like no other! Your support is unmatched!

~ Kat Spooner, Treasurer, Bully Paws - Pit Bull Patriots, Inc


We were so happy to learn about AWOIP while seeking D & O insurance for our animal rescue organization. We had applied for this coverage through another agency whose service was beyond abominable. Even though they eventually gave us a quote along with lame excuses for the delay, we turned it down. Working with our account representative at AWOIP has been a sharp contrast in not only the service provided but in the prompt, pleasant and caring attitude of the representative who helped us. We are 100% pleased!

~ N. Joan Booth, Secretary, Saddlebred Rescue, Inc. 

This was our first time looking for insurance, since before we were covered under a larger group and had now broken away into our own group. It was difficult to say the least.  We didn't know much about the process or what questions to ask and no one was very helpful.  Tons and Tons of paperwork, unusual questions, not contacting us back, et.  We struggled for weeks until I came across AWOIP in a search.  Harmony was fantastic! She gave me specific instructions as to what she needed, she kept on top of things and answered my questions quickly and in no time, we had insurance! AND great insurance at that! Great coverage, no deductibles, and no breed exclusions! Plus, the price was cheaper than other plans we had researched that had tons of exclusions! I could not be happier with my experience with AWOIP and would highly recommend to other animal rescue groups.

~ Catherine Coday, Making of Miracle Stories Animal Rescue of VA, Inc.

We searched forever for an insurance company to cover our 501(c)3 non-profit rescue organization. Most insurance companies didn't have a plan set up for the animal rescues and had no understanding of our needs.  Thank goodness for AWOIP! They are right on top of what our needs are and we really enjoy the mailings with current news and tips to help us to help homeless animals in our area.  We are very safety minded, but having this insurance in place really takes a weight off our shoulders in the event we were to ever need it. Great people and organization.

~ Patty Boren, Terrell Animal Alliance

As a new rescue in 2011, we had difficulty connecting with an insurance company that was familiar with what we did.  Most had no idea what were about or how to properly insure us. Your staff understood our business and what types of coverage we needed to cover the risks we face. We are an all-volunteer group and that seemed to cause confusion also as we did not fit into the standard business mold.  Working with an insurance group that "gets it" is a big relief to our leadership and one less thing to distract us from our mission of rescuing dogs.

~ Joyce Sanford, Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue

Your agency was superfast in providing coverage for Polly Rescue. Your agency covered volunteers for my facility at a reasonable rate compared to other Insurance agencies I contacted who didn't offer coverage or charged a much higher premium. I was offered premium services at a discounted price but with great quality.

~ Polly Robinson, Polly Rescue

Your help and understanding of the rescue world is of utmost importance to us. We are not a business with 'things' for sale. We deal in emotions and flesh and blood. You understand the work we do and you enable us to keep doing it. We appreciate your knowledge of rescues. Your kindness and hard work are benefitting so many. If we can help to promote your work by telling others who need this kind of insurance, we would be happy to let them know that you are a quality organization dedicated to the welfare of those we protect. AWOIP has helped us to keep doing our rescue work. Other insurance companies talk but they don't understand the difference between rescue and breeding. There is a world of difference. God bless you for your caring.

~ MARILYN FAUGHNER, Rescue Coordinator, Save a Yorkie Rescue

 "The board of our small, new organization has ZERO experience with buying insurance, but AWOIP helped us through the entire process, patiently answering all the questions that uninformed people ask, questions they likely have heard so many times, they can answer them in their sleep.  Should we ever have a claim, I am sure we can anticipate the same courteous treatment.

~ Donna Chamber, Animal Alliance of Greater Syracuse        

  "I quickly realized how much AWOIP cares about animals after browsing their website and know they could specifically cater to our needs as an animal welfare organization! We were paying thousands more to a company that provides much less protection. We now feel we are in good hands with AWOIP."

~ Kimberly, Middleburg Humane Foundation

 When I was elected as a volunteer Board Member of our local, non-profit, no-kill animal rescue shelter, I reviewed the liability policy that was currently in place.  In my review, I felt the shelter was not adequately insured, and it was certainly under-insured, which left the shelter in a vulnerable position.  I shopped for a month, researching various insurance companies and found that AWOIP was the best fit for our shelter's insurance needs.  For the past 3 years, our shelter has been an AWOIP customer, and our agent Harmony, has been extremely helpful in answering questions as they arise, always attending to our needs in a very timely manner.  Our general liability policy has actual decreased over the last 3 years, when other companies have increased premiums!  I am extremely happy with AWOIP.

~ Cheryl Murphy, Humane Society of the Ouachitas

Harmony has been very helpful in the insurance quoting process and providing all we needed in a swift and effective manner.  Our animal rescue organization has spent a great deal of time collecting quotes from other insurance providers, but found AWOIP to be the most affordable and efficient, with no breed restrictions.  We are happy to be working with this carrier and have had a great start with communication and professionalism.  The pricing of our policy seems very reasonable and fair and we are very satisfied with the process of coverage thus far.  We look forward to a continued business relationship with AWOIP.

~ Jamie Geesaman, Buddy Up Animal Society

AWOIP has been extremely helpful in negotiating terms that meet our specific needs. When we did have a claim to settle, it was settled quickly to the satisfaction of all with no trouble or haggling.  We would recommend AWOIP to any shelter or rescue group that is seeking insurance.  Harmony Reina has been particularly pleasant to work with and responsive to our needs.  I will be recommending AWOIP to several rescue groups we work with. 

~ Frederica Szilagi, For Our Friends, Inc.

 We used to spend a lot of time getting quotes for our insurance needs and as an organization that is nearly all volunteer, it was very time consuming! Since we found AWOIP a few years ago, we know we are in great hands and no longer need to "chase our tails!"

~ Janece McClung, Humane Society of Uvalde


DHDR of AZ looked very carefully for the right insurance. Not only did AWOIP embrace our breed and insure us, they have been incredibly pleasant throughout the process.  We are excited for a great future together!

       -Christy Cole, Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue of Arizona


As an 8-year volunteer secretary of a NO-kill animal rescue shelter in Mena, Arkansas, I would like to give a “shout out” to AWOIP! This is the 3rd year AWOIP as provided insurance coverage for our company: General Liability, Property, and Directors and Officers Insurance, and we are extremely pleased with the product and the price, but also for the great customer service our agent has provided to us. Price is extremely important to a rurally-located, small-budget, non-profit organization such as ours, and we are appreciative that we were provided with the lowest price we have found for insurance, but I would like to stress that of equal importance is the quality of customer service that our agent has provided to us. For example, when I have a question about our coverage, our agent always replies in a timely manner, and is always available to ask questions. they have proven to be very thorough in her work. Also, AWOIP, offers a lot of helpful information on risk management. With this type of positive, pro-active assistance, we can relax and do our job of helping animals in a more confident and expedient way.

       -Cheryl Murphy, Secretary, Human Society of the Quachitas






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