Made for New Zealand
Keep kit somewhere obvious and close to exit of your home.
Be prepared to take your dog/s with you.
To Do Anytime Now:
___ Put name tag on your dog/s that include their name, phone number and urgent medical needs.
___ Microchip them
___ Register with local council
___ If in New Zealand, register on the New Zealand Companion Animal Register animalregister.co.nz
___ Organize a buddy system in case you can’t take your dog with you e.g. with your neighbours, friends, relatives.
___ Keep a list of your ‘buddies’ numbers. Ensure they have yours and it’s kept up to date.
___ Make a list of pet friendly motels/accommodation and put in kit.
___ Put together their first aid kit.
Kit Content (Some items may not be applicable to your situation):
Backpack to put the following in (one that may be able to attach to yours). Lined with waterproof bag. Some things may be able to be put in a dog-pack as in photo.
- Include photo of dog/s with phone numbers; i.e. your phone number/s, also your local council’s and the New Zealand Companion Animal Register 0800 LOSTPET (567 873)
|___ Medication (or put note on pack to grab it!). Expiry date _____________.
___Copy of med records in plastic bag.
|___Carry box/crate (labelled with name, address and phone number).
___Dog-pack if considered appropriate.
|___Water. Keep in cool place out of sun. Refresh routinely.||___Shelter for them. To also be able to fit you in if need be. People community shelters may not allow dogs in.|
|___Collapsible food & water bowls (or drink bottle).||___Dog jacket.|
|___Dried food – expiry date _____________.||___Dog raincoat.|
|___First aid kit incl survival bag – dog size.||___Reflective clothing.|
|___Rescue Remedy/Emergency Essence.||___Boots or any other ‘clothing’.|
|___Hand sanitizer.||___Blanket/s ___Bedding.|
|___Small shovel/trowel to bury poo.||___Toys.|
|___List of pet friendly accommodation.||___Sheet of plastic to put under dog bedding.|
|___Spare long rope and collar.||___Leash.|
For larger animals – which are your safe paddocks? ____________________________________
Note on calendar when to do refills/turning over of food/medical supplies. Quarterly?
Di Scurr. Dogs and Us. 1 May 2017