Estate planning: Who will care for your pet?

9 Aug

A pet trust is an agreement that specifies how an owner wants a pet to be cared for, including details on who will be responsible for the animal and how the care will be paid for.

via Home & Garden | Estate planning: Who will care for your pet? | Seattle Times Newspaper.

2 Responses to “Estate planning: Who will care for your pet?”

  1. thinkcaroline August 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this article! I work at an estate planning law firm and (although not with our clients) I am beginning to see many more cases and articles regarding people and their pets. Being a dog owner myself, I’ve definitely thought about the options for my pup in case anything happens to me. He just turned one and I’m 24, so hopefully we still have many more years together!

    Love your WP handle by the way! Very clever! (;

    • animalartist August 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

      Caroline, thanks for reading! This comes up more and more often in the rescue communities as well–on The Creative Cat I posted an article about a woman who died unexpectedly leaving two 13-year-old cats, and I took in two 15-year-olds years ago after their owner died. It’s definitely a topic whose time has come!

      Happy birthday to Tibbers! Your photos with him are lovely, as well as his puppy photos.

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