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Should the Trustee and Caregiver Be the Same Person?

1 minute read

The person who manages your trust and the person who cares for your pets can be the same person, and there are some advantages and disadvantages that you should consider before making your decision.

What are the Laws about Pet Adoption?

1 minute read

Pet adoption laws vary depending on where you live, and may also vary depending on the type of seller you get your pet from. Many states prohibit particular species or breeds, and some even have “lemon laws” similar to those that apply to car sales.

Pet Lemon Laws

7 minute read

If you have recently adopted a pet who suffers from injury, illness, or a hereditary condition that affects their quality of life, your state may have laws that allow you to reverse the sale, or even recovery your pet’s veterinary expenses.

Buying a Pet from a Private Seller

1 minute read

Adopting a pet from a private seller means that you lack several of the automatic legal protections you would have when adopting from a professional. However, there are ways to keep yourself safe.

When is a Pet Unfit For Sale?

2 minute read

When buying a pet from a professional, like a pet shelter or pet store, there are certain automatic protections that the adopter has.

Landlords and Assistance Animals

3 minute read

If a pet qualifies as an assistance animal, the Fair Housing Act provides protections to the tenant. A landlord must make reasonable accommodations for animals that perform a service for someone with a FHA-recognized disability.

Choosing a Pet Guardian or Permanent Caregiver

1 minute read

If you don’t choose a pet guardian for your pet, and make this choice clear in your estate planning documents, the law could give your pet to someone you don’t want, or may go to a shelter to await a new owner.

How Much Money Should I Put Into a Pet Trust?

less than 1 minute read

Leaving too little money for your pets may mean the money runs out while your pets are still alive, but leaving too much may also lead to a court invalidating your will. There are guidelines to follow to leave the right amount.

Giving a Pet to a Pet Care Organization

less than 1 minute read

If you do not believe a friend or family member would be a good guardian for your pet, you may also be considering letting a professional pet care organization adopt them. Though this can sometimes be a good decision, there are some things to watch out for.