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Old 08-20-2012, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok- let's admit it. We're all pretty crazy dog people. I mean- we're hanging out on a dog forum for crying out loud! Our dogs are more than a hobby; they are our family- in a way that is very much like children.

...So what happens if you die? Do you have a plan for your animals like you do your children?

This is really hard for me because members of my family are either annoyed by Pimg's energy, or are very lazy. Both cases make them unsuitable places for Pimg to go if something were to happen to me. So what would you do? I'm really unsure that I know anyone (well enough) to place Pimg with if something were to happen to me. What a hard decision!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes. A friend will rehome Jax for me
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, my very good friends (you know them Willy) have offered to take Nikon or at least take him temporarily and find him a suitable home. They are really the only people I'd trust with him. My husband is also becoming more attached to him so of course I would be happy if he kept Nikon. I have no written contract for Nikon and am not under any contractual obligations as far as who can rehome him and to whom.

Coke is pretty much my husband's dog (well Coke responds to us equally, probably since I feed him and meet his needs while my husband does the fun stuff!) so my husband would for sure keep Coke.

If something happened to BOTH of us, then Nikon would go to my friends and Coke would go back to the rescue he came from so that he could be placed. I'm sure my parents or sibling would be willing to keep Coke but he's probably better suited in a different home and being the dog he is, would adjust well.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I actually have it explained in my will what will happen with all my animals if I die. I worked at a humane society for to long and saw what happened when people were not prepared and I never want my animals to go thru that. I have homes lined up for the rehomable. I also have clear cut instructions that Kya will go with me if it happened.

It is hard to think of what would happen with them. Even though I have places where they would go and be welcome I know that no one will ever treat them the way I did, nor love them as much as I did.
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, you are very lucky Lies! I wish I lived closer to you guys!
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Old 08-20-2012, 03:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wiva goes back to Charlie at Drache Feld and he will place her.
Whiskey goes back to Robin at HH and she will place him.
Puddi goes to my parents.

My next of kin are aware of this arrangement
Be prepared! Anything can happen.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'll be going the Leona Helmsley route, but with a whole lot less money.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'll be going the Leona Helmsley route, but with a whole lot less money.
Leona Helmsley??
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Yes, you are very lucky Lies! I wish I lived closer to you guys!
You'll be closer to my friends than I will be!
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I have spent many nights laying awake worrying about this exact thing. My parents are not dog folk, and I have no siblings. Until very recently there was no one in my life that would have been able to take my dogs. My worst fear was getting in an accident away from home and being unresponsive for whatever reason; how would anyone know that I had a house full of dogs, some in crates, that had limited access to water, no food, and no one to let them out in my absence? Terrifying!

I had my drivers license linked to contact information and I now have connections with people who can and will take excellent care of my dogs.

Great thread, I'm interested in what others say. This is seriously my number two fear in life.
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