As the owner of three rescue dogs this is always an issue that is near and dear to my heart. When you sit down to discuss having your estate plan and a Last Will and Testament put into place, make sure you take the opportunity to advise your attorney as to whether or not you have pets or other animals that will need to be cared for and placed into a good home in the event of your death. It only takes a few moments, but it's such an important thing to take into consideration. Our pets are so loyal and loving to us, it's only fair that we take the time to consider their well-being when we are gone. This article does a nice job of bringing that into perspective.