Designate a caregiver for your pet. Just in case.

Create a legally binding plan so your pet is not forgotten if something happens to you.

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Why it matters

  • Make sure your pet is not forgotten
  • Have a say in who will care for your pet if you’re no longer here

What you can do

  • Nominate primary and backup caregivers
  • Earmark a fixed sum of money for your chosen caregiver

Plan for the unexpected.
No attorney needed.

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    Start your plan

    Make a new plan from scratch, or import yours from an existing legal will.

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    Share with family

    Invite your family and share the roles and arrangements you want them to see.

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    Make it legal

    Sign the documents we'll mail you to turn your plan into a legally binding will.

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Planning for pets

While we might consider ourselves responsible pet owners and caretakers, what a surprising number of us don’t account for is how our pets will be taken care of in the event that something happens to us.

Like many parts of a planning for the unexpected, the circumstances that drive such a plan needing to be in place are not fun to think about. Nonetheless, having these details accounted for ensures that your pet will get the protection they need and the comfort they deserve.

What are my options?

Nominate a pet caregiver

When you choose a caregiver, you’re designating that person as the new legal owner of your pet. It can literally be anyone you want. Beyond this, there are no legal requirements to follow, and the responsibilities that are yours today will be transferred to your caregiver when the time comes.

If you have multiple pets, you can make separate arrangements for each one of them if necessary.

Optionally, you can choose to earmark a specific sum of money to ensure your pet’s expenses are paid for as well.

If you’re not comfortable making this decision today, you can make plans to let your legal representative handle it. While it’s not mandatory, leaving specific instructions to follow can be quite helpful in ensuring that all of the specifics only you know about your pet are taken into account. For example, if they have allergies, or if they’re kid-friendly.

How does it work?

Legally, a pet is considered property.

When you nominate a caregiver, you are legally transferring ownership of your pet to that person after your death.

Ensure your dog (or cat) has its day.

With Posterity, you can make a plan for your pet in minutes.

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