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I live alone. I travel alone.

These things mean I really should have a contingency plan if some sort of disaster happens (such as taking ill at work.. and not getting home to care for dogs etc.). Car accident is another concern.. if you get incapacitated you surely don't want Law Enforcement to take you intact working dog to the local shelter only to have them neuter the dog and adopting him out.

I know of one person who had a big long list of instructions on the console of her truck. Not sure that will even be looked at in an accident (she also has family who can come get the dogs and can handle the dogs).

Just wondering what other people have in place (if anyone does) and if other people live alone.

Last.. what plans do you have if you die (sorry.. it is morbid but a reality). Some people I know have it written that their dogs all get euthanized. THAT is unrealistic if the dog is healthy as most vets won't euthanize a healthy animal. In my case, one of my dogs would go back to his breeder. The other one.. I am not sure.. probably go to my sister.

Does anyone have planning in their will for money to take care of the dogs if they die and if so, how did you work it?
 

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With the exception of RonE's Sister, everyone here has someone in the house (it seems). I do not. I could (I suppose) rent out the spare room but then someone else would be in the house.. and I LIKE not having anyone living there. I did have my Mom living with me but she passed away (she was 91 and had a great life).

For instance: I am going away for a weekend (dog event) and I am boarding one dog and taking the other one with me. My brother will take care of the cats (he is not much on dogs). Later in the fall I am having some surgery and will be out of commission for a bit.. and am planning on a combination of boarding and paying a neighbor to help once I get home. I am in a rural setting.

I think that if something happened to me no one would notice my absence (or by the time they did it would be far too late). At work it would suddenly dawn on them that nothing was getting done and they might check! Ha!

I will have to figure this out. It seems it is more unique than I thought.
 
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