What would happen to your animal companions if you are no longer able to care for them? The answer is to create a pet trust. A pet trust is a contract that can provide for life-long continuing-care and well being of your animals in the event you die or become incapacitated. A pet trust becomes part of your comprehensive estate plan and provides you with the peace of mind that you have included instructions and funds to care for your pet. Washington is one of several states which legally recognizes and enforces pet trusts.