Planning for Your Pet's Future
Approximately 5 to 7 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide each year, and approximately 3 to 4 million are euthanized (60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats). As a responsible guardian, it is important to think about who would care for your pets in the event of your inability, illness, or even death, and to implement a plan to prevent your pets from ending up in a shelter where their future remains uncertain.
More About Planning for Your Pet’s Future
There are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your pets are always cared for, even after you’re gone.
Getting Started »
Informal vs. Formal Arrangements »
More About Pet Planning
Funding Dos and Don’ts
What you should know before leaving money for the care of your pets.
Planning for Equines and Exotics
Horses and exotic animals require extra care in estate planning. Learn why.
The ASPCA’s Pet Planning Resources
Pet Protection Agreement® with LegalZoom
The ASPCA has teamed up with LegalZoom.com for a convenient way to designate long-term care for pets.
Pet Trust Primer
An ASPCA expert explains the ins and outs of creating a pet trust.