Monday, December 12, 2011
My Pit Bull is Family
I love getting fun pit bull-related mail!
Just got these great bumper stickers from My Pit Bull is Family to post all over the place! The goal of the organization is to end breed-specific housing and insurance discrimination. An issue near and dear to my heart, as some people might remember from posts I made last year when I was planning our move to Florida. Since so few (and quite possibly, no) national companies are writing new policies for homeowners insurance in this state, it's notoriously difficult to find an insurance company here that will write you a homeowners or renters policy if you have pit bulls, Rottweilers or other breeds that are often blacklisted by insurers.
You can get policies from smaller companies that will exclude your dogs, and I've heard tell of a few people managing to get coverage through some companies I'd never heard of (or through companies that insure you if you fall into a specific category – veterans orgs or insurance through AARP), but the choices down here are exceedingly spare – moreso than in places where you can get State Farm or Farmers or Nationwide or so forth. (Though recently, I'd heard through the grapevine that some State Farm reps are giving people some difficulty about their dogs ... sigh).
If this is an issue that concerns you (and if you own a pit bull, Rottweiler, German shepherd, Doberman pinscher, Alaskan malamute, Great Dane, chow chow or any of the other breeds that seem to be increasingly blacklisted by insurers), you should go check out mypitbullisfamily.com.