Your last Will and Testament is the document through which you may pass on your legacy to family, friends, and charitable organizations that you support. You may make a bequest to Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue by directing in your Will and/or your revocable living trust that certain assets be transferred to SGRR after your death. You can structure the bequest to be a specified sum of money, a percentage of your estate, or as a contingent bequest. During your lifetime, such assets will continue to remain in your control, and you may also modify the bequest to address changing circumstances during your lifetime.
We encourage you to discuss your estate plans with your attorney and/or tax advisor for suggested language to use as part of your testamentary plan as well as tax benefits in your state. If you would like more information, please contact Susan Love at email@example.com.
Thank you for your support of Sunshine Golden Retriever Rescue.
Making Plans for Your Best Friend
No one wants to think about the inevitable; however, proper planning may provide you with peace of mind regarding the future care of your dog(s). Many people fail to make plans for their dog in the event the dog outlives them. If you want SGRR to care for your dog(s) when the time comes, please make a record of this request in your Will or other testamentary documents, and/or with your family and counsel. SGRR requires that any dog we place must be returned to us in the event an adopter is no longer able to care for him/her, but if you would like us to re-home the other dog(s) in your household, please make this a part of your request record. We ask that you make a bequest of $5,000 to SGRR for each non-SGRR dog you wish to leave in our care. You may also want to express your wishes regarding the type of family with whom you want your dog(s) placed. and SGRR will make every effort to place a dog in accordance with your preference. Of course, SGRR reserves the right to make the final decision on the suitability of the home or other placement of all dogs surrendered to us. One of our volunteers would need to evaluate your dog before formal acceptance. You would also need to sign an Ownership Surrender form which transfers ownership to SGRR only in the event of your death or incapacitation. This will avoid any delay in the care of your dog due to any issues that may arise in the execution of your will.
Making a lifetime or testamentary gift to SGRR is a wonderful and beneficial way to let your Golden love live on. Please contact Susan Love at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information about charitable giving opportunities or any other questions you may have including our tax ID number.
In all cases, please consult a personal attorney or financial/tax advisor to determine the current or deferred income, gift, estate and tax and other consequences of your potential gift.