[su_spoiler title=”What should I do if i can’t find a Pet Guardian?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq1″ class=”faqa”]
If you are unable to find a Pet Guardian we suggest that you check out rescue organizations and shelters. An animal rescue group or animal rescue organization is dedicated to pet adoption. These groups take pets and attempt to find suitable homes for them. Many rescue groups are created by and run by volunteers, who take the animals into their homes and care for them — including training, playing, handling medical issues, and solving behavior problems — until a suitable permanent home can be found.
Rescue groups exist for most pet types (reptile rescue, rabbit rescue, bird rescue etc.), but are most common for dogs and cats. For animals with many breeds, rescue groups may specialize in specific breeds or groups of breeds. For example, there might be local Labrador Retriever rescue groups, hunting dog rescue groups, large-dog rescue groups, as well as general dog rescue groups.
Local animal shelters are also an option. An animal shelter is a place where stray, lost, abandoned or surrendered animals, mostly dogs and cats, and sometimes sick or wounded wildlife are brought.
These organizations often require a bequest or donation to cover their costs.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”I’ve registered my pet, now what?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq1″ class=”faqa”]
Once you’ve registered your pet(s) and designed your Pet Guardian(s),
- Complete the PetFile™
- Monitor Pet Guardian acceptance and reach out to them if you haven’t received confirmation in a reasonable amount of time
- Review your plan with each Pet Guardian and introduce your pet to them as appropriate
- Print your PetFile™ and give to your vet to keep in your pet’s veterinary record
- Spread the word – share this service with family, friends, and neighbors who own pets[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How do I ensure my designated Pet Guardian is willing and able to provide ongoing care for my pet should something happen to me?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq2″ class=”faqa”]
Once you have designated a Pet Guardian, we will make contact on your behalf via email requesting them to be your pet’s Guardian. We will notify you via email as soon as your prospective Pet Guardian accepts or rejects your request. At any time, you can modify, add, or delete Pet Guardians in your PetFile.™[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How can I designate funds for my Pet Guardian to care for my pet?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq3″ class=”faqa”]
If you’d like to designate specific funds to support the ongoing care for your pet, we recommend you work with an attorney to take the appropriate legal action such as a will or trust. You should ensure this information is also well documented within your PetFile.™[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Where can I store information about my Pet’s background, preferences, health history, diet, etc.?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq4″ class=”faqa”]
Our proprietary and secure PetFile™ is designed to store all information related to your pet. This is to not only make it fast and easy to store and reference important information about your pet, but also to make it easy for your designated guardian(s) to do the same – ensuring they have a full understanding of your pet’s needs and your wishes.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”How can I share my PetFile™ with somebody else?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq5″ class=”faqa”]
We have designed web and social media tools that make it easy to copy and share your Petfile™ with your guardian(s), your family, your friends, your vet and anybody you would like to have access to this information.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”After designating a Guardian, what else can I do to protect my pet if something happens to me?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq6″ class=”faqa”]
There are a variety of things you can do to help ensure an easy transition for your pet if needed. These include having guardians “pet sit” your pet when you are away or having a pet “sleep over” at your guardian’s house.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What is the Million Pet Challenge?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq8″ class=”faqa”]
The Million Pet Challenge™ is designed to significantly reduce the more than 500,000 pets needlessly euthanized each year in the United States (that’s over 1,370 pets every day!) because their owners become unable to care for their pets.
It’s fast, easy and free to enter. Just go to the Million Pet Challenge website, register your pet and designate a guardian – that’s it. [/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”What are the other ways I can help?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq10″ class=”faqa”]
There are lots of things you can do to help improve the lives of pets in your community. We recommend you start by ensuring all your pets have an emergency response plan (Pet File ™ ) with designated Pet Guardians.
First, review the instructions directly with each Pet Guardian to ensure a smooth transition should something happen to you.
Second, help us spread the word. Talk to your family and friends about the importance of having an emergency response plan for your pets and encourage them to register their pets. We continue to seek ways to make it easy for you to be an advocate for responsible pet ownership. Please visit our website, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter pages to learn more.
Finally, there are many opportunities to contribute to the overall welfare of pets in your community. These opportunities include emergency pet rescue/transport, foster care, volunteering with local organizations, etc.[/su_spoiler]
[su_spoiler title=”Are there any hidden costs?” open=”no” style=”default” icon=”plus” anchor=”pgfaq11″ class=”faqa”]
No – You are not asked for any financial information or credit card information. The pet registration, access to your own PetFile™ and the designation of one or more guardians are entirely free services.[/su_spoiler]