The United States observes National Preparedness Month every September in an effort to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. Dogs and cats are part of the family too, so make sure you focus extra attention on them when their world has suddenly been turned upside down. Disasters occur in many forms, so whether the wind blows, the ground shakes, the flames rise or snow and water fall from the skies, YOU must be prepared for your pet’s sake!

Disasters do not only occur on a regional scale but can quickly happen in just your neck of the woods with power out on just your street or in only your building. A tree could fall on your roof or a water pipe could break in your home alone. Even without your neighbors being affected, your household of two-legged, four-legged, feathered, finned or scaled family members could be in distress.

If electricity ceases to flow, refrigerated food goes bad, aquarium pumps, filters and heat lamps no longer nourish life; climate control becomes challenging and sometimes deadly. Flooded basements bring disease and ruin while fire can cause ultimate destruction. When disaster strikes, it’s up to YOU to allow it to become a life and death situation or just a major inconvenience. Denise Fleck, The Pet Safety Crusader, can take you through the steps your pets need YOU to take to be READY, REACT and then RECOVER, and most of her suggestions help humans too.

Don’t delay, enroll in this online Pet Disaster Planning course for pet sitters, trainers, groomers and most of all, PET PARENTS by registering at to learn…

  • How to prepare your disaster plan
  • What supplies you need for pets and their people
  • How to put your plan into action
  • Disaster specific tips for over 20 natural and man-made disasters, including avalanches, civil uprisings, wildfires, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes and many more
  • First aid basics for pets and people

You and your pets will be grrrrateful for your newly attained knowledge in this world where hurricanes, fires and earthquakes seem to co-exist!