But you can leave money for your pet. I made trust provisions for my dog. Many people do. Just as you would name a guardian for your child, so can you name a guardian for your pet. Just make sure that person wants the animal!
You may wish to think about leaving a sum of money your pet’s care. For example, I asked that money be set aside for veterinary charges, food, and grooming expenses. I won’t say how much money, because my mother would balk. The residual (if any) is to go to the Helen Woodward Foundation. If this is a concern, talk to your estate planning attorney. Your pet will be happy you did.