What would happen to your dog if something happened to you? Do you have written instructions with the name and contact info of the person that will care for your dog? Has the new guardian agreed in no uncertain terms to make your dog a part of their family if you can no longer care for him/her?
None of us likes to imagine what our life would be like without our dog, or worse, what our dog’s life would be like without us. It is important to pre-arrange for the future care of your dog in case you are no longer able to care for him due to accident, illness, or death. Once these arrangements are made, you can have peace of mind that your dog will not end up alone and frightened in an animal shelter.