The Ides of March. April Showers bring May flowers. Spring months also bring storm season to Texas. Your pets depend on you for their safety. Here are some guidelines to help you make a disaster plan for your pets.

Before Disaster Strikes

  • Most emergency shelters do not accept pets due to sanitation regulations. Before you need one, find a local hotel that will accept a pet. La Quinta is pet-friendly.
  • Purchase a pet crate.
  • Put together (or purchase) a pet first aid kit. Pet First Aid 4 You is a great resource if you want to purchase one.

What Constitutes a Disaster?

Limited to North Texas:

  • Broken gas main
  • Building collapse
  • Chemical spill
  • Tornado
  • Terrorism
  • Explosion
  • Fire
  • Flood
  • Fuel leak/spill
  • Lightning Strike
  • Long term power/water loss

Pet Emergency Supplies

  • A week's supply of food PER pet
  • Can opener
  • 1 gallon of freshwater PER pet
  • Grooming supplies
  • Favorite toys/treats
  • Leash
  • Crate/carrier
  • Pet first aid kit

Top Dog Pet Sitters is a professional pet care service located in McKinney. TDPS is fully insured, trained, and educated to care for all kinds of pets.