‘I remember getting the call from the Greyhound Adoption Program. I felt like it had been ages since I submitted my adoption application, I was stunned to actually be hearing from them. The next thing I knew, I was driving all the way to Shepparton to meet a dog I knew nothing about. I remember being so sure I was making a huge mistake, like a no-strings-attached puppy would be less stressful than this. I remember waiting, pacing. And then I saw him! This enormous, muscular, blonde greyhound bounding towards me. Smiling! As if he’d known me all his life!’
Evan didn’t so much pick Tommy, as much as Tommy chose Evan. Beaming from ear to ear, Evan explained that he did not go home alone that night.
And since then, they have been inseparable. Nobody was to know that 4 years later, that bond would be threatened. What would be standing in between these two best friends at 11pm one Thursday night was over $5000.00 in emergency veterinary surgery and critical care.
‘I called my sister, I called my mum. Then my sister again. I just didn’t know what to do. I felt so helpless when they told me that Tommy’s stomach had twisted and he needed emergency surgery. They said the longer that I waited to make a decision, the worse his chances were.’
The pressure to make high pressure choices in emergency situations is dreadful, in itself, let alone having those decisions dictated by cost. By reducing your out-of-pocket veterinary spend by 75%, Peace of Mind allows your to focus your decision making on what’s right for you and your pet, not what finances will allow for.
‘That night would have been a lot easier with Peace of Mind’.