(Closed) Who would you leave your pet to if you were to die?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

A pet is considered property by all legal standards so yes, you should list your pet in your will just as you would any other type of property.

Post # 4
1307 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m no help–because I don’t know for sure, but i’m assuming you would at least mention it to whomever you’d leave your pet to.


eeeek, I can’t even imagine though. You have every right to be picky. I am as well. I don’t feel as any other person could love and take care of my dogs the way I do. They are my heart.

Post # 6
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Morbid!  In the case both Fiance and I were gone, my rabbit would definitely go to my mom who is his biggest fan.


Post # 7
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

We’ve already had people ask us for our dog when we die, my mother, his mother, some of our friends and my ex bf that I originally got the dog with.  I’m sure he’d have no problems finding a good home.

Post # 9
4439 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@sienna76:  Seeing as it is a living “thing” instead of other property, yes!  I would definitely ask before listing someone in your will.  Also, consider if you will compensate that person for the care of your pet or set up a trust to do so (yes, they exist).

My cat would go to my brother, he’s the only one in the family that doesn’t have a cat and we all tell him he needs one!  Plus, my brother would most likely move into our house after our death, so kitty is already comfortable there 🙂

Post # 10
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Oh wow I’d never really thought about this. For our 1st dog, a fight would probably break out on who gets her – everyone seems to adore her. Our old roommate and his girlfriend would probably take her because she lived with their dogs for 2 years and gets along great with them. Our newest dog is more of a challenge…my parents would probably take her if only because she wears out their dog when they’re together! Maybe I should ask around…hmmm.

Post # 11
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

My mom, most likely. But I’ve also got a good group of dog friends, and if she was unable, I’m pretty sure one of them would be willing to step up.

Post # 12
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

Our cats would probably go to my brother.  He likes cats and would keep them indoors.  My dad wouldn’t mind cats but my mom is allergic and they would have to stay outside which won’t happen since my cats are indoor only.

Post # 13
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For sure my mom (and dad).  She already acts like she’s his human mom, she even calls herself “DaMama.”  She loves that dogs and has driven over an hour each way multiple times just to pick him up when we’re in a bind, or have him come stay with her for days.  My mom’s a saint. Innocent

Post # 14
2783 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Luckily Darling Husband has a family member who adores our furbaby, and watches him for us if we go away for the weekend, etc. She is his substitute mommy. He would 100% go to her.

Post # 15
2638 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

Sad to think about! My parents consider our dog their four-legged grandchild so it would be them. If not them, my friend who has a small dog that my dog loves (and vice versa). We dogsit for one another all the time and I know she would love him and spoil him the same way we do.

Post # 16
649 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My mom. She loves animals, and I know my babies would be in great hands. 

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