WHAT IS A PET TRUST?

A Pet Trust is a legally sanctioned means of protecting your pet and securing their future. Pet trusts provide for the care and maintenance of your companion animals in the event of your disability or death.

 
 

Because it’s a legally enforceable arrangement, a pet trust ensures that your directions for the care of your pet will be carried out. You may describe the care that your pet should have, including details like how he likes to be walked, his favorite food and the veterinarian you prefer.

The person or organization you choose to take ownership of your animals, when you are unable to care for them, is called the pet guardian.

An attorney must create other pet trusts from scratch, but the Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust can be filled in without the help of a lawyer.