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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb What is best for YOUR beloved pets?

I wonder what you think the best for your beloved pet would be in the event of your inability to take care of them? This could be because of a death, or a tragic tornado, any unexpected event that changes your circumstances.
If you should die, for instance, what plans do you have for the pets you have now? We have all seen and heard about wealthy people leaving their fortunes to pets and having a guardian look after them. But really now, what would become of your pets if something happened to you? Is there another person (DH) who will care for them? Will your adult children take them? Would you want your children to take them? What plans do you have?
It bothers me. At one point I had it all arranged, but that is no more as circumstances change...sometimes family does not feel comfortable with agreeing to take your pets...but is there a friend you could work with now to prevent problems later? Is there someone you could trust to place your beloved pet in the right situation, if that person could not care for them permanently?
You need an immediate plan, we all do. A short term and long term plan.
And this goes for the younger group as well as the older group...
Not a pleasant subject, but a very timely one now that we see all the world wide devestation...something to think about.

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great topic. This is very important to think about. Like having a will. Molly would go back to her breeder. That was always part of the deal.

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Right now, my parents have agreed they'd take care of him should anything happen to me. I actually asked them before I even got a puppy. My breeder does actually have right of first refusal if I need to re-home him.

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I understand about contracts and first refusals, but suppose you have another mixed breed dog...or cats...or birds...??? What if your breeder is not around/ who knows how to reach them? I see the will as being the important thing Dave..but you need something with your vet...or next of kin...sometimes a will must be probated..things have to happen quickly with pets, otherwise animal control can have them before anything is decided....playing devil's advocate here...sorry!!

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my situation is not that complicated, just Molly. My daughter knows that she's to give Molly to the breeder.

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If something happened to me, there's no question, DH would Keep him... In a puppy cut. If something were to happen to both of us, Kodi's contract says he is to go back to the Kings. That said, I have a very close friend that loves Kodi, that the Kings know, and who would take Kodi in a heartbeat. Kodi often stays with her when I go away, so I know he's happy there with her other dogs. I'm pretty sure we could work it out that Kodi went to her, rather than having to go back to NC to be Reno Ed with people he didn't know.

As far as my other animals are concerned, my horse would go to another friend, (Actually, where he's living now) and the belongs to my son, so would stay with him. The fish... Well, I don't think they care that much who they live with!


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This is a great topic and food for thought, if something happened to me, i know my DH would take her too (puppy cut as well!) and if something happened to both of us, I'd guess my daughter,but she wouldbn't be home enough for Gucci, so that might not be best.

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Such an important topic and one that is hard to face! I really don't think any of my children would be the BEST choice for my dogs, although they love them. They have their families and their own pets and my DD who would love to take them works 8 hour days and is not home much.
I almost think that HRI would be a good choice. We'd give them a significant donation if that happened.
Of course I have contracts with 2 breeders that say the dogs would have to go back to them, but they have shown NO interest in the dogs, so I'd be hesitant in giving them back. Knowing what I do about HRI, I think they'd have a better chance of finding a "perfect" home.
Hope we outlive the dogs!

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I worked this out when I first got Tucker. My brother would keep him, (also in a puppy cut!) They usually have someone home, and they have Tucker's "cousin," a yorkie-poo.

When I lived in another state, I had two neighbors that absolutely loved Tucker, and they agreed to keep him until my brother could arrive to pick him up.

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Well, the only advantage of having so many children and grandchildren is that I have lots of options. (Okay that is going a little far with the children jokes.) Sherron or my DIL would take Rosie, probably the DIL. That is if DH is dead also. He wouldn't let her go anywhere. The cat would probably stay at the neighbors house where it has taken up lately and the chickens don't care much.
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