Go Kits for You and Your Animals

Everyone should have a GO KIT at the ready, in case of immediate evacuation orders. In case of immediate evacuation you and your family should have a plan in place- such as – A Meeting Place in case of separation and Neighbors lined up to check on your animals in case you cannot make it home to tend to them.

In case of a local disaster, you should have enough supplies on hand to Shelter in Place for at least 5-7 days…. follow these suggestions for Disaster Preparedness! Keeping you and your family safe!

Keep in Mind: Cellphone service is NOT working in times of disasters


  1. First Aid Kit
  2. Blanket
  3. Change of Clothing
  4. Non Perishable Food and Snacks for humans and animals
  5. Water
  6. Map of the Area
  7. Photos of you and your pets for Identification
  8. Copy of Vet Records, may be needed to get into a shelter
  9. Copy of Insurance Papers and Important documents
  10. CASH!
  11. Prescription medications
  12. Flash Light
  13. Whistle
  14. Rain Gear
  15. Gloves
  16. Rope
  17. Hand Sanitizer
  18. Personal Hygiene items
  19. Weather Radio
  20. DuctTape
  21. Batteries
  22. Pocket Knife
  23. Sunglasses
  24. Sunscreen, Bug Spray!
  25. Paper and Sharpie Marker
  26. Pet Friendly Hotel List

For Animals:

  1.  Rabies Tags, Medical History
  2. 2 week supply of medications
  3. 2 week supply of food and Water
  4. Towels
  5. Bedding
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. Transport Crate

Have your Disaster Plan in Place and PRACTICE!

Weather conditions and a hurried evacuation will cause confusion and panic – if you practice evacuating under normal conditions, it should go a bit smoother in an actual disaster.

True Story:

After a Tornado warning had been issued along with TAKE COVER Order…I was taking my 5 dogs to our Safe Place, which happened to be the Indoor Kennel… the dogs travel that path daily, I didn’t think anything would be difficult about going to the Safe Place. Add Lightning Crashing, Winds blowing stinging Rain sideways, Visibility minimal and now 5 really scared big dogs…when I opened the back door for us to make a run for it…5 Dogs went in 5 Different directions! That wasn’t part of the Evacuation Plan … Ideally they would follow me, under normal weather conditions. Lesson Learned: Anticipate changing weather conditions and get the dogs into the Safe Place before the storm is severe or take them one at a time on leashes!