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When the unexpended happens we work to see your pets are cared for.
Plan your estate to provide a lifetime care plan for your pets.
A Pet Care Plan or Backup Plan, when the unexpected happens.
Pets are your children and part of your family. They look to you as their caregiver. They love you and bring life into yours.
When you leave the house your pets wait for your return. You could get into a car wreck, have a medical emergency or find yourself in a position of not being able to ever return home. These events can happen at any age but become more likely the older you get. Many thousands of pets a year get brought to shelters and veterinarian offices by relatives who don’t want the pet. Pet owners believe family will find a new forever home for their loved pet. It’s a happy thought.
The PET can step in when the the unexpected happens to see your pets are given care. A pet planning guide spells out who will do what or who to call. It only takes 5 minutes to print and fill the planning guide out.
OR for an assisted plan; donate and become part of the PET family; we're there if you need us.
If you don't have a plan in place you might never have this chance again. You could get busy or forget; it happens. Surely your pets are worth 5 minutes of your time? Do it right NOW!
Take a selfie with you and your pet. Send it to us here at the PET along with who you are and say, I Did IT!
Every picture gives us here a little push to continue helping other pet owner like you.
The PET depends on donations to rehome and rescue pets left behind by owners who never dreamed of not being able to return to their pet. 100% of any and all funds taken in by the PET is used for non-profit work helping pet owners, other pet groups and left behind animals.
Taking Care of Your Pets if You Can't
Estate Planning for Pet Owners by Alli Thomas
Many Americans consider their pets to be part of their family, but have you included your pet in your estate plan?
You should not assume that a friend or relative will volunteer to adopt your pet and if you consider your furry friend part of your family, the last thing you want is for your pet to wind up in a shelter.
Here are some estate planning tips for pet owners to consider that will help avoid that outcome:
Decide who you want to assume ownership of your pet.
You can’t bequeath money to your pet. But you CAN leave money to whoever will take care of them! Have you identified who that might be? Make sure the person you choose understands what they are signing up for!
Revise your will to leave money to your pet’s new caretaker.
Make sure you can trust whoever you decide to appoint to that role. You want to feel confident that, after you die and your pet’s new owner receives his or her money, it will actually be spent on your pet.
Investigate the possibility of setting up a trust for your pet.
If you do, you could choose one person to be your pet’s new owner, and another person to be your pet’s guardian. Worried that the new owner won’t follow your wishes? Not to worry. The appointed guardian could sue him or her. If this piques your interest, you should seek advice from an attorney.
Identify an animal rescue group that can help if you can’t find someone to take your pet.
Some groups will take care of your pet forever if you make a large enough donation. Others may be willing to keep your pet temporarily until a forever home becomes available. Just don’t assume that a donation guarantees permanent care for your pet. Most organizations can’t accommodate that over the long term.
If you’re not sure how to include your pet in your estate plan, we can help:
Get the Pet Endowment Trust's "Pet Estate Planning Directive"