Pet Preparedness Month

It’s time to make sure you are stocked up and ready in case a disaster strikes. June is Pet Preparedness Month. Make sure all of your family members, including the furry variety, are prepared.

Use this checklist as a guide for what you should have organized for your dog in case of an emergency.


Dog Emergency Kit:

  • At least five days worth of food and water
  • Food and water bowls
  • Leash, collar and ID tag
  • Recent photos stored in your phone and printed out of: your dog, your dog’s ID, and a photo of you and your dog together (to help prove ownership)
  • Current medications, two weeks worth
  • Immunization records
  • Basic first aid kit including gauze rolls, pads, tape, antiseptic wipes or spray, scissors, pet thermometer and tweezers
  • Pet waste bags
  • Dog toys
  • Dog bed or travel blanket that is easy to transport
  • Crate
  • Contact list of dog-friendly hotels, veterinarians, local pet shelters in case your dog is displaced, as well as friends and family


If you do need to leave home in a hurry, make sure to put a leash and collar with an ID on your dog. You never know how your dog may react in a new situation or unfamiliar surroundings. Strapping on a leash is the only way you will have control in unpredictable situations, and a collar with an identification tag will help you locate your dog if he or she goes missing. Consider a microchip for your dog, as it’s one of the best ways to make sure that you and your pet are reunited if separated.



Road trip safety with your dog
Why dogs should be on a leash

Tips for traveling with your pup




Pet Preparedness Month

June 1, 2016