Preparing your Pets

Do not leave your pets at home unattended during a hurricane. Whatever plans you make for yourself , please include your pets by reviewing the Pet Supply Kit. Miami-Dade County offers pet-friendly evacuation centers for families to go along with their furry friends, up to three pets per family. Evacuation centers, however, are shelters of last resort. Placement in the pet-friendly shelters is not guaranteed. You must fill out an application and bring it with you, along with vaccination and pets’ medical history information. The centers that will accept pets on a first-come, first-served basis, and subject to restrictions are:

Fuchs Pavilion – Miami-Dade County Fair and Expo Center,
10901 SW 24 Street

Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High School
1410 NE 215 Street

You must bring proof of updated vaccinations and medical history, as well as other information about your pets to the pet-friendly evacuation centers. For complete information on pet safety during a disaster, call the Miami-Dade County Answer Center at 311 or go to the MDC Pet-friendly Evacuation System web page to complete an application.

Make sure that pets stay in a comfortable environment, wearing proper identification, and with access to enough food and water for two weeks. Do not leave your pet outside on a lease during a storm.