Dogs and summer in Miami make for a great time, minus the hurricane headaches. Are you and your pets prepared for the Atlantic hurricane season? Your pet sitters want to help you and your pets prepare for whatever comes at us between now and November 30.
Breaking It Down: Find Your Pet Evacuation Center
It’s a fact: it’s really, really hard to keep your head straight and cover every detail needed when those hurricane watches and warnings start coming in. But because pets are part of our families, we do our best to make preparations for their safety, and never leave them behind if we have to evacuate.
Last week a client asked us about available pet-friendly shelters in our community. We are lucky; Miami-Dade offers pet-friendly evacuation centers for those families living in evacuation areas, unsafe structures, and mobile homes.
Pet-Friendly Evacuation Centers accept dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, and small rabbits. The following are the two centers in Miami-Dade which accept families with pets during emergencies (limited to four pets per household):
E. Darwin Fuchs Pavilion
10901 SW 24th St.
Miami, FL 33199
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High
1410 County Line Road
A vital member of the Equipaws family, Frankie can mostly be found working behind the scenes, helping co-create online branding, managing several social media accounts, designing brand collateral, and writing copy. As a Pet Tech-certified CPR and First Aid Instructor, Frankie trains our employees in these life-saving techniques. Additionally, she fills in for pet sitters and dog walkers when needed in Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, and South Miami. Her own small pack consists of Boots the Shih Tzu mix, Nutmeg the Chiweenie, and little Queen Bee Suzy, a Miniature Pinscher.