About Us

Insuring cats and dogs for over 37 years

Our experience

Guardcover is a leading brand of specialist leisure insurance, focused on fulfilling the insurance needs of cyclists, musicians, photographers, golfers, property owners and pet owners since 1998.

We have built our reputation on understanding the needs of our customers to support the development of our product range whilst delivering great service to provide customers with the support they need through the insurance journey. Our in-depth knowledge of cycling, music, photography, property and pet care spans over 20 years of serving the insurance requirements of thousands of keen amateurs, professionals and pet owners. So whatever you are serious about, we'll help protect it.

Our products

In an increasingly connected world there are more opportunities to share, engage and indulge in our interests. Whether it’s entering sportives, playing gigs or going on a golf or photography holiday – there's a world of choice. But the more fulfilling and rewarding our interests become, the more expensive it is to keep them up. If you have accumulated equipment and assets worth thousands of pounds, through doing what matters to you, standard policies just don’t match up. You need insurance that goes beyond a regular household contents policy - specialist insurance from a provider who understands how much these things mean to you. The Guardcover range from Thistle Insurance Services is here to provide the cover you need for the things you’re serious about. Our policies aim to meet your complex needs, so you can rest assured that when buying a Guardcover product, you have access to seriously good insurance.

Our partners

It’s not just over 20 years of experience that we offer, our partnerships with leading organisations, associations and events are testament to the high regard in which we are held in the markets in which we operate and we're proud to partner with each and every one. Find out more about our partners below. 

Why choose petGuard?

Unfortunately, thousands of cats and dogs are beset by serious illness or are hampered by injury every year. Up and down the country, some of our closest companions suffer from debilitating afflictions and the cost of treatment can often be as much of a shock to the owner. Operations and other emergency treatments can sometimes run into the thousands of pounds, so it makes sense to consider getting your pet insured. We’re serious about providing your pet with the protection their loyalty deserves. Our policies cover house pets as well as working dogs, so if your dog assists you with your day-to-day activities, we can make sure that they’re back on their feet as soon as possible.

Over 20 years of Guardcover

Guardcover, from Thistle Insurance, is a leading brand of specialist leisure insurance focused on fulfilling the varied insurance needs of our customers. Since 1998, we've built up a reputation for excellence and a unique understanding of what you value. In that time, we’ve been there to protect:

As a specialist insurer, we know that standard insurance policies may not offer the peace of mind you need. That’s where Guardcover can help protect the things that matter to you. Whatever you’re serious about, we can help protect it.

Recent posts

Your pets mean the world to you. So if you can’t get enough of your faithful old dog or crafty cat, our articles section might be just what you’re looking for. Here, you can settle into your favourite chair and enjoy our tips, guides and shared experiences of being a pet owner. One thing’s for sure, they’re bound to give you paws for thought!