The pet guardian should be a trusted individual to provide a level of love and care consistent with the care provided by the pet owner. It is important to have one to three alternate pet guardians in the event the first choice is unavailable or unwilling at the time care is needed. If an individual pet guardian is not available, select a willing rescue organization, perpetual care organization or veterinary school with a pet care program. Your Pet Guardian could also be financially responsible for your pet if you don't leave sufficient money for your pet's lifetime care.