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Interested in remembering Dogs Deserve Better in your Will, making a Major Gift or other Planned Giving to help chained and penned dogs? A bequest to Dogs Deserve Better will ensure that our mission to bring dogs into the home and family will continue. Please consider including Dogs Deserve Better in your will or other planned giving.

With so many different ways to give, we are confident that a gift to Dogs Deserve Better can meet both your financial and charitable goals. There are many options for planned giving. Planned gifts can provide you with tax benefits while helping dogs who live their lives on the end of a chain find a better way of life. Through a planned gift, you may be able to increase your current income or provide additional retirement income, while reducing income tax and estate taxes. Some types of gifts reduce estate taxes, while others greatly reduce the amount of tax you are responsible for during your lifetime. It is important to explore your options so that both you and the dogs who are helped by Dogs Deserve Better receive the full benefit of any planned gift. We would be happy to discuss all of the options with you.

Some options include:

1. Bequests specified through your Will for the work of Dogs Deserve Better

2. Charitable Gift Annuities: These provide numerous tax benefits to you, while you are guaranteed income for the rest of your life

3. Life Insurance Gifts: You can make Dogs Deserve Better the owner and beneficiary of a life insurance policy

4. Retirement Plans: You can donate your interest in an IRA or other qualified savings plan to Dogs Deserve Better

If you are considering a gift or would like more information, email us at
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Note: Dogs Deserve Better encourages you to consult with an attorney or other expert of your choice before making any financial decisions. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization, and donations you make will be tax deductible. Our IRS tax identification number is 03-0480223.