by Peggy R. Hoyt, J.D., M.B.A.
How to leave a legacy for your pet. Animal companions… your pets… “your children.” Whatever you call them, they are dearly loved family members. Our pets come to us from rescue shelters, from pet stores, from breeders, and from friends and family. Our pets come in all shapes and sizes — from horses to hamsters, from ferrets to felines — they inhabit our hearts with their own unique personalities. They share day-to-day struggles, adventures, special moments and play times with us. We share our homes, our beds and our hearts with our pets. We worry about our pets, too, just like our children, when they are not with us. They leave us with a legacy of happy memories after they’re gone. Our pets love us unconditionally, help reduce stress and even enhance longevity. For all these reasons and so many more, you should explore all the alternatives for planning for your pet’s future without you and for your future without your pet. This book is for anyone who has ever loved a pet and wondered what he or she would do if their pet were no longer with them or what their pet would do if they were no longer there.