Someone asked me, how did I come about doing this kind of work? I told them the story about Soupbone and about how I fell in love with him and felt the need to protect him for the rest of his life. They said to me, don’t you need to teach this, so the next generation knows how to do this? So I thought back to my Lady Oliver Cheesecake recipe, and how we had people lining up at Zabars for hours just to get a taste. I never gave my secret recipe to anyone. But I realized that my other recipe, the one I used to cook up the Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust was one that I needed to share with the world. So now I want to pass down my legal expertise to the next generation. In fact, in my next book, You Love Your Pet? Keep the Good Life Going: The Tale of How One Dog Inspired a Safer World for our Animals, there will be a full tear-out form of the Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust." - Rachel Hirschfeld

PETRIARCH®: The Complete Guide to Financial and Legal Planning for a Pet's Continued Care

PETRIARCH®: The Complete Guide to Financial and Legal Planning for a Pet’s Continued Care, a book authored by Rachel Hirschfeld and published by the American Institute of Certified Accountants (AICPA), provides the information needed to protect the welfare and security of all animals, especially family pets. Its largest market has been to estates planners as well as trust lawyers but it is useful to a pro-active general public to bring to your lawyer and/or estate specialist.

  • Topics covered include:
  • Property Implications: Who Owns the Pet?
  • The Pet Trust and Pet Protection Agreement
  • Power of Attorney and Health Care Proxy
  • Wills: Gambling with a Pet’s Future
  • Tax Implications of Pet Trusts…and much more



The Tale Of How One Dog Inspired A Safer World For Our Animals, a book authored by Rachel Hirschfeld and published published by PETRIARCH®.

Certainly, you love and treasure your animals. That’s why you provide the basics and more. In return, they give you everything they’ve got, priceless companionship, and ordinary days are made extraordinary.

So, what happens when you are not able to be there for them? Their needs continue, but who will meet them? In her new book, noted attorney animal welfare attorney, Rachel Hirschfeld, defines the problem—and delivers the solution. She reveals the world of pet trusts, which can provide owned animals with lifelong security. Their lives, that is.

In this book, everything is explained in simple terms:

  • The advantages of properly drafted pet trusts.
  • Common mistakes.
  • The multiple advantages of the Pet Protection Agreement pet trust.
  • Tax advantages of establishing a pet trust.
  • A Tear-out of the full Pet Protection Agreement

You’ll have a step by step process of how to set up your own protection plan for your treasured animals.


The Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust for animal centers.

Animal centers, shelters, rescues, sanctuaries and zoos, etc., can make money with the Pet Protection Agreement® pet trust while ensuring animals have continued care. What’s not to like?

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