Over the past few years, many areas of the country have experienced emergencies following natural disasters. If this has happened to your family, you may already be familiar with the challenges of getting your family, including any pets, safely evacuated from your home.
If this has not occurred for your family or if you are looking for solutions to be better prepared should it happen again, these are the strategies that you can use to prepare your dog for an evacuation or other emergency.
You never want to be in the path of a natural disaster, but you should always be prepared should one occur. This can help make the situation far less stressful and dangerous for your family. Preparing for this situation for the human members of your family often involves creating emergency packs that contain important documents and having some pre-planning in place should you need to exit an area quickly.
You will want to take the same steps to prepare your dog, including doing all of the following in advance:
Although the best preparation may not always go to plan, having these pieces in place will give you a good basis and take care of the basis. This also makes it easier, when necessary, to rely on rescue groups like the Red Cross and others who will often have assistance available for any families with pets.