Prepare for Hurricanes and Extreme Weather

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 1.) Stay Informed

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

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

2.) Gather Supplies

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).

3.) Assess Risk

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

4.) Make A Plan

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: