​Why do you need a kit for your pets?

If you need to evacuate your home quickly, your pets also need to be ready to go! Having a kit already prepared will help you and your family evacuate quickly with everything you need for your pets.

What should you have in your pet's kit?

Your kit should be portable and in sturdy containers, such as a duffle bag or rubber tote.


  • Food (make sure to rotate the food regularly so that it is always fresh) – 3 days worth for each pet
  • Water – 3 days worth for each pet
  • Medications (if your pet is on any)
  • Food bowl(s)
  • Water bowl(s)
  • Bed(s)
  • Toys
  • Medical history including vaccinations and rabies certificate
  • Photograph of you with your pet
  • Name and number of your veterinarian
  • Manual can opener (if your pet eats canned food)
  • Extra leash and collars for dogs
  • Crate (for small dogs or cats)
  • First aid kit
  • Treats
  • Cat litter, litter pan and scoop
  • Doggy waste bags
  • Newspaper for lining cat kennels
  • Paper towels
  • Garbage bag