Does Nationwide cover damage that my pet causes?

Will they cover the damage my dog caused to my furniture? My puppy has chewed up my sofa and the legs on my dining room table! I have had renters insurance with Nationwide for a while and part of the policy covers my property.

Answer
Nationwide does have quality renter’s insurance policies, but unfortunately, damage done by your pet is excluded from the policy.
That said, make sure to get in touch with Nationwide about your new pooch. Many pet owners don’t realize that the liability portion of their renter’s policy will provide protection in case of a lawsuit due to a dog bite.
Talk with your agent to see if you need to increase your liability limits.
This is a great time to shop for new renters insurance! Give the free Jerry app a try. Jerry shops with over 50 carriers and delivers the lowest rates they can find straight to your phone.”
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 26, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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