A Dog's Life? Pet Trust Funds Becoming Increasingly Popular

Boy with dog that could be protected with a pet trust fund
Boy with dog that could be protected with a pet trust fund

How much do you love your pet? What would happen to it should you die? More and more, people are solving that dilemma not by depending on the good will of a friend or a stipulation in a will. They are going with the gold standard to guarantee a good life for their pet if they should die first: the pet trust fund.

According to Rachel Hirschfeld of PetTrustLawyer.com, over half a million dogs and cats are euthanized each year because their owner dies or is forced to move to assisted-living housing where they are not permitted.