Pet Trusts: Protecting Fido at Your Death

Pets play an integral role on our daily lives. Some people have pets simply because they love animals. For others, pets offer companionship and unconditional love. Some people enjoy going for walks with their pets or playing fetch. Research has shown that pets offer significant impacts on our health by lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and depression, lowering the risk of heart disease, shortening the recovery time after a hospitalization, and improving concentration and mental attitude. See A Dog’s Life (or Cat’s) Could Benefit Your Own, San Antonio Express-News, May 18, 1998, at 1B (explaining how some insurance companies lower life insurance rates for older owners of pets). Continue reading Pet Trusts: Protecting Fido at Your Death