Provide for your pets
Being an animal rescuer and advocate for over 30 years, I've had so many experiences with people who have passed on and left no provisions for their pets.
It's heartbreaking to leave your pets behind with no plans or future arrangements. Unfortunately, I've seen the relatives come in from out of state or in state, scoop up the pets, and head to the nearest shelter.
These poor animals are usually beloved older pets. Left in the shelters, the first thing that happens is they are so stressed out (listening to cages being slammed, barking, meowing, yelling, etc.) they get upper respitory and then after a day or two they are euthanized. If that doesn't happen, they sit in a small cage with people staring at them for a week. If they are older, no one wants them. It's a tragedy for them to end their life this way.
Have your pets in your will...make provisions for them. Talk to a rescue group about taking them. Don't leave them in the hands of others who do not want them or do not care what happens to them. You can not be too careful in who you pick to look after them.