Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law new protections for animals. These new protections are explained in the link below from Angel Memorial/MSPCA. The best part of the news is: the state will no longer consider dogs dangerous simply based on the breed, but rather, by their deed. Keep in mind that this does not necessarily mean that homeowner's insurance companies will be welcoming pit bulls, cane corsos, American Staffordshire terriers, and other such breeds with open arms. Insurance companies have their own underwriting guidelines separate from state or town laws and ordinances, but perhaps some of the companies will look at this legislation and take a similar approach when it comes to our animal friends.
Any insurance questions about pets? Contact us, or visit us at www.agordon.com. Find out how much it really costs to own a dog here. Read another staff member's article on how dogs affect insurance here.