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Caring for Pets

After the death of their human

Wags, Whiskers and Wills

What happens to your dog or cat after your death?  Once dogs and cats are enrolled in the Wags, Whiskers and Wills program, families have the peace of mind knowing that the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando will accept the animals after their human’s death or incapacitation, and provide shelter, enrichment, and veterinary care for dogs and cats until new homes are found with another loving family.  Our adoption team takes the time and effort to match a pet’s temperament and requirements with the right adoptive family.

How to Enroll

Complete the pet bequest agreement as well as a Wags, Whiskers and Wills care pet profile.  Please fill out a separate form for each pet that you are enrolling.  Continue to update your pet’s profiles as their behaviors and needs change.   We suggest a minimum planned gift of $5,000 for each pet bequeathed to the Pet Alliance.  A planned gift can be a bequest in your will or living trust, naming the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando as a beneficiary of your life insurance or qualified retirement plan.

Caring for Your Pets

elderly woman with cat 2 smallerAnimals who must leave their homes because of a family member’s death often experience stress and anxiety.  Our staff and volunteers will ease that stress through personal attention, grooming, exercise, and socialization.  We will provide the pet with basic veterinary care including tests, exams, vaccinations, microchipping, spay or neuter surgeries, heartworm and flea protection, and more through our veterinary clinics.  Once a Wags, Whiskers and Wills animal is adopted, our staff and volunteers continue to regularly connect with the family to ensure the health and well-being of the pet.   For more information about Wags, Whiskers and Wills, please contact our Philanthropy Department at (407) 418-0904.