Leave a gift in your will

Bequest Animal Program

Peace of mind; caring for your pet after you’re gone

It’s a question that plays on many pet owners’ minds: if something should happen to me, what will happen to my dog or cat? If this is something that sometimes crosses your mind, you might like to update your will to ensure your pet or pets will be cared for by The Lost Dogs’ Home.

The safety and well-being of your pet would be assured, whatever the future holds. Great care would be taken to find that special person to adopt them and provide them with the best possible home in which they can continue their lives.

Brody; a bequeathed pet

Brody was entrusted to the Home by her devoted owner Janet. Brody was very lonely when Janet sadly passed away and The Lost Dogs’ Home team worked tirelessly to find her a new family. Everyone was overjoyed when Sean and Bettina fell in love with Brody and decided to adopt her. Brody now has a loving home and a new best friend – a fellow Basset Hound named Harry.

Suggested wording for including your pet in your will

Your Peace of Mind: Providing for the future care of your pet

I DIRECT my Trustees to place my pets (insert name /microchip number/ details of pet’s) in the care of The Lost Dogs’ Home Ltd, (ABN 84 004 789 726) of 2 Gracie Street, North Melbourne 3051 for the purpose of providing care for the benefit and well-being of my pets and to prepare them for adoption into a permanent home with a suitable family or person according to each pet’s individual needs.

“We have adopted two dogs recently and two in the past from the Home and we have had so much joy, love and affection from them that if anything was to happen to us we know that they will be looked after.
The Home does such a good job!”
Pam Browne,
Confirmed Bequestor

If you would like to discuss a charitable gift in your Will, leaving your pet to the Home or have any questions at all please call the fundraising team on (03) 8379 4496 or email bequests@dogshome.com.

As a registered charity that receives minimal government funding, we largely rely on support from the public to fund our proactive programs within our shelters. Your bequest however big or small is greatly valued and is a significant help in our future planning.

Inform us of your gift

If you intend to leave a bequest gift to The Lost Dogs’ Home, or if you have already included us, please let us know. We would like to be able to thank you personally and invite you to attend a special supporter luncheon and tour of our newest facilities which have been made possible through legacies.

Your information will be held in strict confidence and not shared with anyone outside the organisation. You can let us know by calling the fundraising team on (03) 8379 4496 or email bequests@dogshome.com.

Whether you inform us of your gift or not, we are very grateful to you for remembering The Lost Dogs’ Home in your Will.