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Who should I name as the Pet Guardian?

Since the Pet Guardian will adopt your pets and take care of them if you pass away or become unable to care for them, you should name someone you trust and believe will do a good job. The Pet Guardian must sign the Pet Protection Agreement® for it to be effective. Therefore, you will need to discuss the appointment with him or her and decide whether the proposed Pet Guardian has the time and resources.

Also, consider naming a shelter, sanctuary or other organization of "last resort" in case no one else is available to become the Pet Guardian.