One of the standard questions I ask new clients is whether they have companion animals. While pets are such an integral part of our daily lives, it’s not uncommon to overlook making special arrangements for their care in the event that we ourselves become ill or pass. There are a number of simple, straightforward options available for all of us to gain peace of mind in this area, both for ourselves and our furry companions, including pet trusts, setting up savings or life insurance plans, planning with local animal foundations, making provisions in our wills for care and guardianship, and more. Be sure to ask your planner or estate attorney for some specific guidance in your particular situation. And please also consider either using or supporting the Pet Peace of Mind program with a local hospice organization if you or someone you know needs assistance keeping that wonderful bond between human and companion together.
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