If you’ve set up your simple legally-binding Will, you likely have information in it, to ensure pets are looked after, in case you die or became unable to look after them, for any reason. But usually the law says you can’t just ‘leave money to pets’, but you can leave money to provide for them. It’s also important to talk things through with others that you’ve assumed will take over looking after your loved furry friends, so you have the safe knowledge that they will be okay, if you have to (temporarily) be separated.
Also when you make a Will or Pet Trust, include a Codicil with likes/dislikes, medical info etc so that whoever is the new guardian, knows all the things you do. Also read Power of Attorney so you can allow an appointed person to make decisions for you, if need be. Barker Evans has a post on how to set up a pet trust.
But what if you have no family or friends to help? Get a free Dog’s Trust Canine Card (that finds homes for pets, after you die). If you are not in good health, Cinnamon Trust can often find homes after you die, if you contact them in advance.
Estate Planning For When You Have Pets is written by an American lawyer, but the information is good elsewhere. It covers simple re-homing decisions, setting aside funds and choosing the right people to take care of your pet. Along with how to find people to look after exotic pets.