Post # 1
I was filling out a will and living will and I was really stupmed on who to will my pet to if my spouse and I both die while she is still alive. I wasn’t able to complete the will._I mentioned this to my mom and she said she’d take my dog. I said no thank you. You don’t believe in indoor pets and my dog would not be an outdoor pet. She said she’d bring her indoors. I said no thank you, I want her to go to a home that loves dogs and I know you don’t love dogs. Ha! Yes, I’m picky._My sisters would not be good candidates._Maybe my H’s parents would take her._Do you formally ask people before listing them in your will I’m assuming? THere is no question, she’s going into the will (or any dog we have at the time), but WHO to give her to is the hard part!
Post # 3
- 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
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 # 5
@beachbride1216: Yes, she will be in there, but it says I have to leave her to someone – the someone is who I don’t know! I can also leave a X amount of money too.
Post # 6
- 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
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 # 8
@elysion: I find it practical actually not morbid, but I can see how it does feel that way to some. I think the best way to feel at ease is to just have all this stuff lined up and done.
Post # 9
- 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
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
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
- 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
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.
Post # 14
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
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
My mom. She loves animals, and I know my babies would be in great hands.