If I Should Die Before My Dog Book Review
dogs life in the event they can no longer care for them to help ensure your pets are taken care of.
We here at Two Little Cavaliers feel very strongly that EVERY. SINGLE. DOG OWNER. needs a copy of If I Should Die Before My Dog and SHOULD fill it out so that if something happens to you and you can no longer care for your dog or dogs people in your family know what you decided should be done. PLUS this book will help someone whether a close family member that already knows your dog (but doesn’t know all their little quirks) or a complete stranger that is fostering your dog until you get better or a new home is found can help your dog feel more comfortable using the instructions you left for your dog(s) care. Even if you put your dog in your WILL it could take weeks or months for it to be read and any legal matters handled during which time your dog is in limbo if no one knows what was supposed to be done. I truly believe that every single one of our friends and readers should be entering to win this Giveaway. Even if your whole family knows what is supposed to happen with your dog(s) if you can no longer care for them If I Should Die Before My Dog helps you remember to write down the details. Maybe your dog has a weird habit and will only eat off of a flat dish or is petrified of the vacuum cleaner but you have devised a system that you have a special bed at the back of your closet that the dog is allowed to sleep when you are vacuuming. Enter to win for your parents, or your neighbor, or your assistant at work. We never consider what would happen if we can no longer care for our dogs because we always assume they will go to the rainbow bridge and be waiting for us when we get there but life doesn’t always work like that.
If there is one resource that you as a dog owner should have it is this book. It makes you think about the hard questions in life. The what if’s the would never happen to you’s and create a plan of action for what will happen to your dog if you can no longer take care of them or die before they do. It helps you help their next caregiver detailed instructions about the things your dog needs and wants on a daily basis. It helps ease the horrible transition for your dog if something happens to you so that your dog’s basic routine is followed as much as possible at least in the beginning until everyone can settle into their new reality. It helps you to remember to leave information about your dog’s vet, medications, or special care they receive, and things to avoid so they don’t get sick.
The one thing this book does not say is that if you are sending along some money for your dogs care to either keep a small amount good for at least a few months of your dog’s care with the book or in a bank account that the person who will be caring for your dog if you are gone has access to. It could take weeks or months for a will to be read or even longer if there are people contesting your will. Do not leave instructions for your dog’s care in your will alone. Make sure those who are to care for him /her /them are aware of the situation where to find the book and if there is any money you are leaving for their care. One of the the things this book urges is to discuss your plan with all relevant parties so they know and no one is left to wait around for your will to be read at which point it may be too late for your instructions to be carried out as your dog(s) may have been sent to a shelter.
Davinia and Indiana’s chain of custody is very clear. It was written into my divorce settlement the chain of custody is straight forward and includes as a last option that they go back to their breeder (not that I think it is a terrible choice on the contrary I think they would love living there) as per my contract with them. What wasn’t written into the settlement was their day to day care. So even though the big decision has been made and all parties are well aware of that they don’t all know the specifics which is why I think this book is so amazing and something every single dog owner should have.
Enter to win, share on Facebook so your dog owning friends can enter, tweet about the Giveaway, email your brother, tell your friend at the dog park about this book. Are you a blogger? Tell your readers about this Giveaway. If I Should Die Before My Dog is that important of a resource! Actually if you are a blogger especially if you regular blog about your family dog(s) please consider signing up to review If I Should Die Before My Dog on your blog and possibly hosting a giveaway!
|Authors Joe and Cathy Connolly|
I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books, all the opinions above are 100% my own.