Friends Forever™ Program

Most of us expect to outlive our animal companions. But what if, due to unexpected medical incapacity or death, we are no longer able to care for them? Our pets have given us so much: unconditional love, joy, comfort, and unfailing friendship. Preparing for their safety and security in the event of our absence is the final, but perhaps most significant, act of this lifelong friendship.

Regardless of whether your beloved companion is a dog, cat, bird, rabbit, or other pet, OHS can help you plan for his or her welfare should he/she outlive you. In Oregon, as in most states, you cannot leave money directly to your pets, however, with OHS’s unique Friends Forever™ Program, you can make provisions for the care and adoption of your surviving pets through your will or other estate documents.

By enrolling in Friends Forever™ and making a planned gift to OHS you have our promise to immediately receive, care for, and place into new homes, any surviving pets. Your pets depend on you to meet their needs—food, water, a warm place to sleep, and love—and OHS promises to be there for them when you no longer can.

For More Information

If you would like to learn more about using Friends Forever™ to ensure the welfare of your pets, we welcome your phone call or email. To receive your Friends Forever™ information folder (including language your attorney can add to your estate document) please provide your postal mailing address to:

Gary Kish, Director of Development
Phone: (503) 416-2988 direct line or email