Companion Club

Everything you need to know about becoming a part of our Companion Club.

Companion Club - dog and owner

We’ve rebranded Membership! Our Membership product is now called Companion Club. Sign up today and play a key role in helping us give thousands of dogs a second chance at happiness every year!

Benefits for dog owners include:

Sign up to our Companion Club and take advantage of the great benefits designed specifically for dog owners just like you!

  • Third party public liability insurance for your dog(s) – up to £1,000,000 per claim (subject to legal liability being established against you) if your dog causes damage or injury to another person, their property or pets (an excess of £200 applies for the UK and £500 in the Republic of Ireland). This includes dogs banned under the Dangerous Dogs Act that have been exempted, including American Bully XLs.
  • Peace of mind with our Canine Care Card.
  • Unlimited access to VetfoneTM – a 24 hour emergency advice service from veterinary professionals*.
  • You’ll receive a 25% discount on our behaviour and training programmes.
  • You’ll have opportunities to raise questions for our CEO and leadership team at ‘Ask the Leaders’ sessions, as well as an exclusive invite to an annual Companions Event.

If you're keen to sniff out more of the detail, take a closer look at the benefits of joining our Companion Club.

Sign up to the Companion Club

For only £25 a year (or £12.50 if you're over 60) you can become a companion of the UK’s largest dog welfare charity!

Certificates of Exemption for XL Bully owners

It is a criminal offence to own or possess a banned breed in England and Wales without a Certificate of Exemption. The deadline to apply for a Certificate of Exemption for an American Bully XL dog in England and Wales has now passed. Find out what to do if you've missed the deadline on our support for XL Bully owners page. 

The Scottish government has announced that from 31 July 2024, it will be illegal to own an American Bully XL type dog without an exemption. Our advice for XL Bully owners page has all our most up to date information on the process and rules for owners in Scotland.

Support for XL Bully owners
Life at home
Support for XL Bully owners

Frequently asked questions

Who can sign up to Companion Club?

Anyone over the age of 16 can be a part of our Companion Club.

Can I sign up to Companion Club in joint names?

No, Companion Club is only available to individuals.

Can I sign up to Companion Club as an organisation?

We cannot insure any businesses, breeders, or people who are caring for dogs that are not their own pets. If you were …

How do I join Companion Club or talk to the team?

You can sign up to Companion Club online now. Once you have signed up online, your insurance will be valid once your …

What does the third party liability insurance cover?

Companion Club provides third party public liability insurance of up to £1,000,000 per incident if your dog causes …

When does my third party liability cover start?

Your third party public liability insurance cover starts as soon as we've take your first payment. 

Do I need to give you my dog’s details?

As our insurance extends to cover you as a private individual and any dogs that are your pets, we do not need the …

Do I need a certificate of insurance for my exempted dog?

We have confirmed with Defra that a Certificate of Insurance is not required. Instead, they will accept your Companion …

How many dogs are covered by the third party liability insurance?

When you sign up to Companion Club, our third party public liability insurance covers all of your pets from the date …

Support for XL Bully owners
Support for XL Bully owners
A lifetime of care with a Canine Care Card
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A lifetime of care with a Canine Care Card
Companion Club benefits