Pets Go Bag

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  • Don’t forget to pack for your entire family, including your fur babies!
  • The only difference between dogs and cats in terms of provisions is food and toys
  • Consider preparing 2 emergency kits: 1 for home and 1 to take
  • This information comes from various sources: CalFire, CDC, ASPCA

Supplies to Pack

  • 3-day supply of food/water per pet (minimum, up to 2 weeks best)
  • Non-spill collapsible food and water bowls
  • Single water pouches
  • Water purification tablets
  • Bedding
  • Can opener & plastic lid
  • Disinfectant (bleach)
  • 12-Hour green light stick (to see pets in the dark)
  • Emergency mylar blanket for warmth
  • Kitty litter and box
  • Extra leash, collar, harness (reflective)
  • Metal stake with tie-down leash
  • Nylon cord – 50′
  • Medications
  • Paper towels
  • Pet carriers, with emergency decal, name, address, and phone# affixed
  • Pet first-aid kit/manual/survival guide
  • Plastic bags for waste disposal
  • Toys

Documents to Pack

  • Current photos of you and your pet
  • Emergency contacts, including Vet
  • ID chip number and name of company
  • List of animal shelters & pet-friendly hotels
  • Medical and vaccination records, including rabies certificate
  • Pet identification info / id tags
  • Proof of pet insurance and contact info
  • Proof of ownership
  • Bucket w/ tight-fitting lid for food
  • Emergency storage supplies container


  • Take a pet first-aid/CPR class!
  • Practice crate training
  • Place “Pets Inside” stickers on doors and windows
    *     indicate the number and types
    *     include phone number on sticker
    *     write “Evacuated with Pets” across stickers should you evacuate

Make a Plan

  • Where to evacuate
  • Develop a buddy system
    *      share evacuation plans in case you’re not home when there’s an evacuation, your neighbors will evacuate your pets.
    *      location of pet’s emergency kit
    *      designate specific 2 meeting locations
             (both close and far away)
  • Talk to vet about emergency planning
  • Gather contact info about emergency animal treatment

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