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Pet Guardianship Program

Have you ever asked, “Who would be there for my pet after I’m gone?” Up until recently, pet owners had few alternatives in providing for their companion animal, should they – the owner – pass away. Not everyone has a friend or family member who is able to assume responsibility for the care of their pet.

Recognizing that companion animals are a vital part of our family, the Yavapai Humane Society established a Pet Guardianship program to give you piece of mind. Under this program, members leave instructions in their Wills that their pets will be bequeathed to the Yavapai Humane Society. We will provide for the pet’s unique needs, including medical care, and will find the animal a loving lifetime home. 

All we ask is that you maintain an annual donation of any amount to the Yavapai Humane Society, and include YHS in your will. In return, we’ll do everything in our power to ensure your beloved pet finds the perfect new home.

It's easy to enroll in our Pet Guardianship program!

Simply do the following:

  1. Complete the Pet Guardianship enrollment documents (links at the bottom of the page.)
  2. Designate a friend, relative or neighbor to bring your pet to Yavapai Humane Society if necessary.
  3. Include Yavapai Humane Society and state your wishes in your will using our legal name: Yavapai Humane Society, Tax ID # 86-0327745.
  4. Let someone you trust, besides your attorney, know your wishes.
  5. Maintain an annual donation to the Yavapai Humane Society.

The language below is a suggestion to use in your will to designate the Yavapai Humane Society as the beneficiary of your pet(s).


At the time of my death I give my pet(s) ________________________________ [name of pet, type & breed] owned by me to the Yavapai Humane Society, Prescott, Arizona to be placed in a loving home(s) pursuant to the Society’s pet guardianship program.

Enrollment Forms

Click on the following links to download Pet Guardianship forms in pdf form. One completed, please mail or bring them to 1625 Sundog Ranch Rd, Prescott, AZ  86301. Questions? Give us a call at (928) 445-2666 ext. 105.

Pet Guardianship Brochure

Pet Guardianship Enrollment Agreement

Canine Enrollment Form

Feline Enrollment Form


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