Disaster & Emergency

If you are asked to evacuate your home due to an emergency, please be aware... family pets typically are not allowed in local human shelters, unless they are service animals.

If you're lucky, a local animal shelter will make their services available. Plan ahead, make sure your pet is micro chipped and wears a current tag, is able to cope with being crated and transported, can calmly interact with volunteers. Remember to provide special medical and dietary needs in writing, and include a supply of medicine. For all the details read these pages.



Emergencies come in many forms, such as a brief absence from your home, or a permanent evacuation due to disaster. Each type of scenario requires different measures to keep your pets safe. Please be prepared.

--Health and I.D. records booklets. (my Dog Is Home Alone: if you become ill or injured)
--Protect Pet, care and safety kit.
--Emergency wallet card
--Emergency key tags, (my dog is home alone see wallet card)
--Window stickers, (my dog is inside please locate and rescue)
My Documents, Inc (your passport to health, safety & security). Dog Emergency Wallet Card and Key Tags: attach a Key Tag to all of your key rings to alert authorities to locate the "Pet Home Alone Wallet Card", located behind your drivers license.
The “My Dog is Home Alone” contact information is designed for emergency personell to contact your family or friends to care for your pet, should you become ill or injured. Just print the names and phone numbers of friends and family on the back of the "Wallet Card".
The Wallet Card is the same size as your drivers license, printed on heavy duty plastic using U.V. protected ink for fade resistance.
ASPCA Disaster preparedness. Six steps.
1. get and use rescue alert stickers
2. arrange a safe haven
3. emergency supplies and traveling kits
4. choose designated caregivers
5. evacuation preparation
6. geographic and climatic considerations