In Missouri Pets are considered property. They do not have title to them that one can simply transfer to another person at the time of your death. At The Haggerty Law Firm we can assist individuals who figuring out what is the best tactic to consider when leaving money or property to your pets. I am sure that you have heard of pet trusts. This is certainly one option. However, there are many other options available to individuals who would like to leave their pets items of property. One must also consider who is going to be the caretaker for the animal (s) once you have departed. What kind of restricions do you want placed on that person? These are all things that The Haggerty Law Firm is happy to discuss with you should you decide to include your animal (s) in your estate plans.