Get Ready for Hurricane Season

Preparation Tips

You can get on Pinellas County’s free Emergency Notification Service at

You should also invest in a battery-powered NOAA weather radio.


Fill up your vehicles and generators with gas and consider purchasing an extra container.

For ideas on what you’ll need for you and your pets, click here

If you adopted your pet from us, most likely your pet has been fitted with a 24PetWatch® microchip. Residents of Florida can update their microchip information by calling  1-866-597-2424 (charges may apply).


Are you in an evacuation zone? A flood zone? Find out at Know Your Zone: Pinellas Co

For pet friendly shelter information and pre-registration visit You MUST pre-register, and mobile home residents are given priority. You can complete the registration online at

Where will you go? How is everyone getting there?

Many popular hotel chains offer pet friendly locations, including La Quinta, Motel 6, Red Roof, Red Lion and Best Western. Some hotel chains that typically aren’t pet friendly may ease their restrictions in case of an emergency but you should call ahead to make sure.

Other resources for  pet friendly hotels along your evacuation route:

Our Hurricane Response (Irma, 2017)

Partnered with Pinellas County Animal Services (PCAS) to house over 80 pets of people with special needs who evacuated in the face of Irma.


Partnered with Humane Society of the United States before the storm to move 65 of our adoption animals to New England to make room for displaced pets.


Provided a storm shelter for our staff and their families as needed so they had a safe place to weather the storm and we could continue to care for animals at our facility.

Repaired a play yard with a downed fence and uprooted tree.

Made repairs and cleared brush on our Largo campus.

We also continued to care for owned animals at our St. Petersburg Veterinary Center.