Pet Disaster Kit

kitten with blanket

What to Put in Your Pet Disaster Kit


  • 3-7 days worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food (be sure to rotate every two months)
  • At least seven days' worth of bottled water for each person and pet (store in a cool, dry place and replace every two months)
  • Blanket
  • Disposable garbage bags for clean-up
  • Disposable litter trays (aluminum roasting pans are perfect)
  • Especially for cats: Pillowcase, toys, scoop-able litter
  • Especially for dogs: Extra leash, toys and chew toys, a week's worth of cage liner
  • Extra collar or harness as well as an extra leash
  • Flashlight
  • Liquid dish soap and disinfectant
  • Litter or paper toweling
  • Pet feeding dishes and water bowls
  • Photocopies and / or USB of medical records and a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your pet requires (Remember, food and medications need to be rotated out of your emergency kit-otherwise they may go bad or become useless)
  • Recent photos of your pets (in case you are separated and need to make "Lost" posters)
  • A traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each pet