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Old 02-22-2015, 09:46 AM
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I hope everyone has a plan and lets a neighbor or loved one know what to do with their pets if they (the owner) dies. Some people don't have a family member to give the pet to and some family members don't want to inherit a pet. Don't let your pet end up being sent to a kill shelter. When you are gone, someone may not have any idea what to do with the pet and may take it to the shelter thinking they are doing the right thing. But if it is a kill shelter and they don't get adopted within a few days....well, you know where I am going with this. Do some research if you don't have someone who wants your pet. Find a good rescue organization or a non-kill shelter. Let someone know that is your wish. Even have it in writing and give it to your neighbor or friend.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:09 PM
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I hope everyone has a plan and lets a neighbor or loved one know what to do with their pets if they (the owner) dies. Some people don't have a family member to give the pet to and some family members don't want to inherit a pet. Don't let your pet end up being sent to a kill shelter. When you are gone, someone may not have any idea what to do with the pet and may take it to the shelter thinking they are doing the right thing. But if it is a kill shelter and they don't get adopted within a few days....well, you know where I am going with this. Do some research if you don't have someone who wants your pet. Find a good rescue organization or a non-kill shelter. Let someone know that is your wish. Even have it in writing and give it to your neighbor or friend.
When we did our Trust, arrangements were made for any current or future dog/animal - yes it is vital to make sure this family member is taken care of as well.
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Old 02-22-2015, 01:21 PM
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Don't let your pet end up being sent to a kill shelter. When you are gone, someone may not have any idea what to do with the pet and may take it to the shelter thinking they are doing the right thing. But if it is a kill shelter and they don't get adopted within a few days....well, you know where I am going with this. Do some research if you don't have someone who wants your pet. Find a good rescue organization or a non-kill shelter. Let someone know that is your wish. Even have it in writing and give it to your neighbor or friend.
To make matters worse, when a dog is brought to a kill facility as "owner surrender" there is no required hold period. We see it all the time at Poodle and Pooch Rescue when we rush to pick up a Bichon, Poodle, Shih Tzu or many other breeds most would never guess would be put down.

Please have a plan IN WRITING and leave it with a trusted friend. In times of stress and panic, the dogs are the ones who suffer. This is also true when a pet owner is moved to a living facility or long term care facility.

As a side note, Poodle and Pooch Rescue will be the presenters next Wed. March 4th at the RDOG3 meeting, 7pm Eisenhower Rec Center. Come out and discuss your concerns with us personally, & we'll be happy to suggest a plan.

Thanks GeoGeo for bringing this subjet up....
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As we grow older ourselves, it seems to make more sense to adopt a mature pet from a rescue facility than to adopt a new puppy.
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Old 02-22-2015, 03:41 PM
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As we grow older ourselves, it seems to make more sense to adopt a mature pet from a rescue facility than to adopt a new puppy.
Yes, this is the responsible way to rescue. So many dear babies are left behind when those of us up in age insist on a puppy. "Seniors for Seniors" is the way to go....
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Bare and Susan -- how right you are.

Without knowing how old they really are, we adopted two adult dogs and
have never regretted doing that!
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I spoke with my vet concerning this situation. She said be certain family knows who our vet is and my family members are aware. She said one solution is to leave a stipend in your will for the animals expenses. She also indicated if we don't designate a person, they can find some one will to care for them.
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I am the godfather, for a dog, that belongs to a couple that's 20 years + more than I. This has worked out great because this agreement is now with their 2nd dog. The 1st one was adopted older and lived a good life . They were not going to get a dog at all until this was worked out.
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i was hoping to have my kitties creamated with me - is that illegal??? No one will be as good to them as i am and i know they will be confused and sad if they are left behind...
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