Can my pet stay with me in the shelter?

For health reasons, your pets are usually housed in a different location according to the American Red Cross.  It’s important to make sure your pets are comfortable using a crate.  It’s never too early to start using one even if the door is always open.  Never use a crate as punishment.

What should I do if I can’t get back to my house?

Make a plan today that includes a trusted neighbor.  Show them where your pets are and their emergency supplies.  Also, make sure you have a Save Our Pets window decal on your front window for first responders to see. You can also contact your local Animal Control.  If they can get in, they will always do their best to save your pets.  Keep their phone number handy.

How much water should my pet drink?

A good general guideline is that a healthy pet should drink between ½ and 1 ounce of water per pound of body weight each day. For example, a 20-pound animal would normally drink 10 to 20 oz per day.

What is the most important item to put in my pet’s go-bag?

Water! Your pet can survive 2 or 3 weeks without food but they can only survive for 72 hours without water before their system starts to shut down.  – Add extra Mayday water for you as well.  With its 5-year shelf life, you can’t go wrong.

Can I build my own pet’s pack?

Absolutely! But when you compare pricing you might find that the Pet Evac Pak is a better value. With its 5-year shelf life for a Big Dog Pak, that’s less than $16 per year over the next 5 years.