Planning for Your Future? Don’t Forget About Your Pets

| April 14, 2023

In 2022, 8.5 million cats and 7.9 million dogs were considered household pets in Canada. These furry companions are like children, and that’s why it’s important to plan for their future by including them in your will.   

Willful, Canada’s largest online will writing company, works with pet parents to break down the estate planning process into simple steps. They provide an extra layer of security that will allow you to name a pet guardian and create a pet trust so you can have peace of mind knowing your furry friend will be cared for if something happens to you.  

In addition to planning for your pet’s future, you can also leave a legacy gift to Toronto Humane Society. Your gift will support our mission of Improving the Lives of Animals, provide care for animals in need, and help many more pets find their forever homes. Animals like Max and Luna* who experienced the unexpected passing of their guardian.  

Their lives were instantly turned upside down. After many years of snacks and naps under one roof, the two senior cats were suddenly left without a home. While their guardian did leave behind a will, Max and Luna weren’t included in it.

They were surrendered to Toronto Humane Society, and after being in our care for a few months, Max and Luna were adopted by a family who already deeply love them. “We adopted Max and Luna two weeks ago and they are settling in very well! Their favourite activities are watching the birds and squirrels on the back deck, flopping out together in the sun, or coming into the home office for lots of pets, brushings, and back scratches,” they commented. “Here is a photo of the armchair that they have full taken over – it’s okay because look how cute and comfy they look!” 

Plan Your Will with Willful

Planning your will with Willful will only take you 20 minutes, a notary or lawyer is not required to create your will, and once you pay you can update your will for free forever. You can create your legal will for as low as $99, and with the code THS20 you can save $20 on any Willful plans.  

*Names have been changed for confidentiality.