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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
In the event of an emergency, we will make every effort to care for your animals and home. We ask that you assist us by maintaining adequate quantities food and supplies for your pets, have the necessary equipment readily accessible should we need to transport your pet. Always provide us with your current contact information while you're away. Make sure your designated emergency contact names and contact information is up-to-date. 



INCLEMENT WEATHER
(Ice, Sleet, Snow)
Active Clients (Service in Progress) 

The pet sitting service schedule may be changed, interrupted, or altered due to circumstances. 

If it is not possible to drive safely to your home, your emergency contact will be notified. 

Every effort will be made to notify you that the contingency plan has been activated. 

Pending Clients (Service Has Not Yet Begun) 

Please check with a staff member of Petsitting by Denise prior to departure to discuss options. 

If necessary, your emergency contact will initiate service, and Petsitting by Denise will continue) complete service as driving conditions improve.



NATURAL & MAN MADE DISASTERS 
(Hurricanes, Floods, Chemical Spills, etc) 
Active Clients (Service in Progress) 

Every effort will be made to notify you that a disaster has occurred. Carry a Petsitting by Denise business card with you so that you have quick reference. 

Your pets and home will be checked as soon as possible. If road conditions are hazardous, your emergency contact will be notified. You will be notified of any damage to your property. 

The service schedule may be changed, interrupted or altered due to circumstances. 

If necessary, please return home as soon as possible. Contact a staff member of Petsitting by Denise upon your arrival home. 

Pending Clients (Service Has Not Yet Begun) 

Please check with Petsitting by Denise prior to departure to discuss options. 

Pets and homes for clients who are presently not in service will not be checked. 

​Clients who are scheduled for service

Petsitting By Denise suggests that if you are not already out of town to consider canceling your reservation to stay home with your pets or to evacuate with your pets if you live in an evacuation zone or if evacuation is necessary. 

It is suggested that arrangements be made with someone other than Petsitting By Denise to evacuate each pet in case of a disaster or weather related event/crisis/”Code Red”. Petsitting By Denise will definitely try to see to each pet’s safety/care should such events occur, but cannot guarantee it.

Petsitting By Denise will do their best to contact the client if a natural disaster or crisis occurs while they are out of town as soon as possible to make the client aware of the situation.

Petsitting By Denise will do its best to transport each pet in an evacuation zone to a specialized pet shelter, Pet control shelter, veterinary clinic or a friend and/or relative of the client that is out of harm's way but cannot guarantee transport. At this time Petsitting By Denise does not have the facilities to accommodate client’s pets during an emergency.

If evacuation is not necessary or could not be done, Petsitting By Denise will leave extra food and water for each pet within the home and visit the pet(s) and home as soon it is deemed safe to drive.

If time permits Petsitting By Denise will secure the client’s home and belongings. This includes securing loose object around the outside of the home.

Petsitting By Denise recommends that each client have a disaster preparedness plan in place in case of a natural disaster or crisis occurs during a scheduled reservation.

This plan should include the following:

Make sure that all pets are current on their vaccinations. Shelters REQUIRE proof of vaccinations
Have proof of vaccinations available for pet care professional in case of evacuation.
Have a current photograph of each pet available for the pet care professional.
Keep a collar with identification on each pet and a leash and/or carrier on hand for each pet to be transported if necessary.
Have at least a 2 week supply of food and/or medication (if applicable) for each pet within the household. Stores, Veterinarians and many other facilities often close due to such extreme weather conditions. Please have a larger food supply for reservations longer than 2 weeks.
Have local emergency contact information available to the pet care professional and inform the local emergency contact that they may have to care for your pets in an emergency.

We would also encourage owners to make a "natural disaster kit" per animal. Food, leash, collar, big bottle of water, bowl, towel, etc. and leave it somewhere easily accessible. 

​PERSONAL EMERGENCY 
(Accident, Illness, Death) 
Active Clients (Service in Progress) 

A Petsitting by Denise staff member will make every effort to provide scheduled service as agreed. 

The service schedule may be changed, interrupted, or altered due to circumstances. 

If necessary, your emergency contact will be notified to assist in providing service. 

Depending on circumstances, Petsitting by Denise will resume service as soon as possible. 

Every effort will be made to notify you that the contingency plan has been activated. 

Pending Clients (Service Has Not Yet Begun) 

A Petsitting by Denise staff member will make every effort to contact you to discuss options. If all Petsitting by Denise staff members are unable to provide you with scheduled service, please make other plans and confirm any changes with Petsitting by Denise . 

Depending upon the circumstances, Petsitting by Denise will provide services as soon as possible.