Under Nevada law, pets are legally considered property like any other asset you may purchase before or during a marriage. Therefore, generally, pets would be divided the same way as other property is divided. Separate property is awarded to the spouse that owned it prior to the marriage, and all community property is divided equally. For example, if one of the parties owned the pet prior to the marriage, then that pet would be considered the separate property of that party and, thus, the pet would be awarded to that spouse solely. If, however, the pet was purchased or adopted.