Cincinnati Pet Sitting & Dog Walking

Emergency Plan

INCLEMENT WEATHER**
(Freezing Rain, Ice, Snow)Active Clients (Service in progress):

  1. Every effort will be made to safely drive to your home.
  2. The service schedule may be changed, interrupted, or altered due to circumstances.
  3. If it is not possible to drive safely to your home, your emergency contact will be notified.
  4. You will be notified that the contingency plan has been activated.

Pending Clients (Service scheduled):

  1. Please check with Professional Pet Nanny, Inc. prior to departure or schedule service date to discuss situation/options.
  2. If necessary, your emergency contact will initiate service, and Professional Pet Nanny, Inc. will continue/complete service as driving conditions improve.

NATURAL OR MAN-MADE DISASTERS, INABILITY TO SERVICE PETS **
(Blizzard, Flood, Tornado, Aggressive or sick pets, etc.)Active Clients (Service in progress):

  1. You will be notified that a emergency/disaster has occurred. Please carry a Professional Pet Nanny, Inc. business card with you for quick phone number reference. An updated message will be available for your voice mail. Your house and pets 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.
  2. If Pet Nanny is unable to perform services within the home due to pet aggression or sick pets, pets will be taken to your veterinarian if at all possible. If efforts fail, a trained veterinarian will be called to make a home visit to take your pets to a safe location at your expense.
  3. All pets in jeopardy will be taken to a safe location.
    The service schedule may be changed, interrupted, or altered due to circumstances.
  4. If necessary, please return home as soon as possible. Contact Professional Pet Nanny, Inc . immediately upon your arrival home.

Pending Clients (Service scheduled):

  1. Please check with Professional Pet Nanny, Inc . prior to departure or scheduled service date to discuss situation/options.
  2. Homes and pets for clients who are not presently in service will not be checked.

PET NANNY EMERGENCY **
(Accident, Illness or Death) Active Clients (Service in progress):

  1. The service schedule may be changed, interrupted, or altered due to circumstances.
  2. Depending on circumstances, Professional pet Nanny, Inc. will arrange a substitute Nanny to provide service as soon as possible.
  3. A Professional Pet Nanny, Inc. representative will contact you to discuss situation/options.
  4. Depending on the circumstances, your Pet Nanny will resume service as soon as possible.

**There is never a charge for cancellations when reordering services! There is a $25.00 cancellation fee for FIRST time clients if you meet with your Pet Nanny then change plans. You have an exclusive service agreement with us. We schedule service for you and your pet family at a moment’s notice. No hidden fees. No charges for medication administration (excluding subcutaneous fluids). Payment for pet sitting is due upon departure . All Pet Nanny trips are secured by credit card. You may leave a check for scheduled services on the kitchen table upon departure. Once you depart for a trip, your Pet Nanny declines other pet sits to love and care for your pets. Thus, potential pet sitting revenue is turned away. It is our company policy not to credit unused pet sits due to early returns, disaster, inclement weather or inability to service pets

BE PREPARED WITH A DISASTER PLAN

The best way to protect your family from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan. If you are a pet owner, that plan must include your pets. Being prepared can save their lives. Different disasters or emergencies require different responses. But whether the disaster is a tornado, or a hazardous spill, you may have to evacuate your home. In the event of a disaster and you must evacuate the most important thing you can do to protect your pets is to evacuate them too. Leaving pets behind, even if you try to create a safe place for them, is likely to result in their being injured, lost or killed. So prepare now for the day when you and your pets may have to leave your home.

Resources – disaster preparedness for animals

  1. HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO TAKE YOUR PETS
    Red Cross disaster shelters cannot accept pets because of state’s health and safety regulations and other considerations. Service animals that assist people with disabilities are the only animals allowed in Red Cross Shelters. It may be difficult, if not impossible, to find shelter for your animals in the midst of a disaster, so plan aged. Do not wait until disaster strikes to do your research.
  2. ASSEMBLE A PROTABLE PET DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT
    Whether you are away from home for a day or a week, you’ll need essential supplies. Keep items in an accessible place and store them in sturdy containers that can be carried easily.
  3. KNOW WHAT TO DO AS A DISASTER APPROACHES
    Often, warnings are issued hours, even days, in advance. At the first hint of a disaster, act to protect your pet. Planning and preparation will enable you to evacuate with your pets quickly and safely.But bear in mind that animals react differently under stress. Outside your home and car, keep dogs securely leashed.Transport cats in carriers.Don’t leave animals unattended anywhere they can run off. The most trustworthy pets may panic, hide, and try to escape, or even bite or scratch. And when you return home, give your pets time to settle back into their routines. Consult with your veterinarian if any behavior problems persist.

American Humane Association
63 Inverness Dr., Englewood, CO 80112
(303) 792-9900
www.americanhumane.org

American Veterinary Medical Association
1931 N. Meacham Rd., Ste. 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173
(708) 925-8070
Animals in Disaster www.fema.gov/emi/ishome.htm

Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
2100 L St. NW, Washington DC 20037
(301) 258-3010
www.hsus.org

United Animal Nations Emergency Animal Rescue Service (EARS)
Box 188890, Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 429-2456
www.uan.org

Pet Welcome Association
Pet Friendly Accommodations
www.petswelcome.com