As pet owners, we know how important it is to keep our furry friends safe during a natural disaster. Hurricanes can be particularly dangerous for pets, so it's crucial to have a plan in place before a storm hits. In this blog, we'll provide you with helpful tips and advice on how to prepare your pets for a hurricane, from creating a disaster kit to evacuating safely. By taking the necessary precautions, you can ensure that your pets are protected and comfortable during a hurricane, and have peace of mind knowing that you've done everything you can to keep them safe.

Preparing in advance gives you time to get organized. You being less stressed and anxious means your pet will be less stressed and anxious!

Here are some tips we’ve compiled for you and your furry family members.



Before the storm:

Get a rescue alert sticker. (Make sure that it is easily visible! Place it on or near your front door window.)

  • If you evacuate with pets and time allows, write “evacuated” across stickers
  • Get a free sticker here!


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Arrange a safe haven.

DON’T LEAVE THEM BEHIND! If it isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for them.

  • Contact your vet for boarding options. If their area will be affected by the hurricane, make sure they have a generator if possible.

  • Find hotels or motels that are pet friendly. Have a list.

  • Ask friends or family if they are willing to take your pet. Make sure they know ahead of time special needs your pet may have.

  • Bring pets indoors at the first sign of storm or disaster - they can get lost or disoriented.