Being proactive is important in the event of an emergency that prevents you from staying in your home? Do you have the information/names and telephone numbers handy on animal-friendly accommodations near you? There are many motels, hotels and inns across the California that accept guests with pets. Most of these accommodations set their own rules, so it is important to call ahead and ask if pets are permitted and if there is a size limit and/or extra charge. Animal friendly lodging can be found in a number of publications and on the Web:

·         http://www.petswelcome.com/  

·         http://www.petsonthego.com/  

·         http://www.gopetfriendly.com/


.         https://www.ready.gov/animals


​Following are three links to information on ways we can help with service dogs:  


.        http://www.servicedogsforamerica.org/programs/adult-dog-fostering/ 


.         https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/assistance-dog-resources

.        https://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/resource-library/assistance-dog-resources



There also books on traveling with animals.  The following are just a few:

·         Pets Permitted Hotel & Motel Directory by The Annenberg Communications Institute (310) 515-PETS.

·         Pets Welcome by Kathleen and Robert Fish, Bon Vivant Press.

·         Traveling With Your Companion Animal by the Humane Society of the United States, (202) 452-1100

·         Traveling With Your Pet by AAA Publishing.



​FOLLOWING ARE SOME ADDITIONAL LINKS THAT MAY BE HELPFUL TO PET OWNERS: 


.        ASPCA: http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/disaster-preparedness

.        FEMA:  http://search.usa.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=fema&query=Pet+Emergencies&commit=GO