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Massachusetts Homeowners Insurance -"bad breed list"

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Rilie D.- Maverick- *12/26/07*

Keep it clean or- keep it out of- here!
 
 
Barked: Sat Feb 4, '06 11:25am PST 
Hi dogster doggies, I live in MA, and am a 6 y/o female spayed Chow-Shar pei mix. Mommy can only get Homeowners insurance thru a special state plan that is very very expensive, just because the breed (s) I am. There is an unwritten Bad List that Insurance companies use to deny dog owners of certain breeds coverage! There is a Bill in the State Legislature has been "working on" but it has gone no where in over a year. This Bill would require insurance companies to cover dog owners, with no breed discrimination! We e-mailed a member of the committie that it is with, but he hasn't responded, mommy is going to write a paper letter this week.

Any other MA dogster dogs victims of this as well? If you aren't yet, don't tell your insurance company you have a specific type breed of dog!!! BSL is the worst, we need this insurance bill to help prevent any BSL from coming! (I believe there are some MA towns/cities with BSL by-laws and such, but nothing widespread yet)

Oh, and I am a very good girl! Never a problem, I have been around kids, cats and puppies!
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Rocky

Anything is- edible if you- try.
 
 
Barked: Sat Feb 4, '06 1:31pm PST 
Thanks for your post on this. If you find any more info on this bill (I live in MA), please pup-mail me or post it!
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Bodha Lei- (Rainbow- Bridge)

i blame the- cat...
 
 
Barked: Sat Feb 4, '06 8:40pm PST 
that's good to know.thanks. i don't think my breed is on the list( but we all know how that goes- safe today- banned tommorrow) and my mom doesn't even own a house, but she plans to . i'll have to look this up. thanks!
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Lily CGC

Enjoying- Retirement
 
 
Barked: Sat Feb 4, '06 8:51pm PST 
What breeds are on this list? We are planning on adding a Great Dane puppy to our family this spring. He hasn't been born yet so it is still a while off.
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Lily CGC

Enjoying- Retirement
 
 
Barked: Sat Feb 4, '06 9:22pm PST 
I just found a list of 11 breeds that can effect your insurance. So does that mean if my mommy were to get a GSD as a service dog she or the family member owning the home we live at would be at a big disadvantage? She's considering in the future getting a bigger breed than I am to start training before she retires me.
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Rilie D.- Maverick- *12/26/07*

Keep it clean or- keep it out of- here!
 
 
Barked: Sun Feb 5, '06 7:11am PST 
Here are some links I found to diffrent bills proposed.

http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/st00/st00654.htm

http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/ht01/ht01565.htm

http:/ /www.massfeddogs.org/Bills2005/MassFedHD4390%20(Gobi).pdf

If you have beed denied insurance due to breed, this is the company that can provide it (for a price!)
http://www.mpiua.com/

And feel free to Join our Dogster Group :
Massachusetts Mutts and Mixes Against Breed Discrimination (purebreeds welcome too!)
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