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Items You Will Need In Your Pet Disaster Kit

They say that luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, so being prepared is your best bet for an outcome that is going to be the most pleasing, no matter what happens. When it comes to preparing for possible disaster scenarios we are all aware that we need a disaster kit for ourselves, but have we remembered to prepare for our pet as well? At Durack Pet Motel, we have a comprehensive pet disaster kit to accommodate all of our lovely guests that might be staying with us when an unforeseen event occurs. Here are some of the things that you will want to put in your pet survival kit.


An essential item that your pet will need if disaster strikes is adequate water, so when you are stocking up on water for yourself, be sure to include enough for your pet as well. Plan for having at least a week’s worth of water for each member of the family, including your pet.


Be sure to stock up on the canned wet food for your pet, which will last longer than dry food and provide more moisture, which will assist in keeping your pet hydrated.

First Aid and Medications

When planning your first aid kit for the family, be sure to include all medications for your pet, as well as yourself. Ensure that you get enough from your vet to last you through at least a month, which should be enough to last until you are able to see the vet again. Also, include first aid supplies that you might need in case your pet sustains an injury. It may be helpful to include bandages, wound disinfectant and any other items that you use frequently to treat your pet.

Relevant Paperwork and ID Tags

Be sure to include any important paperwork relating to your pet, in an airtight container to protect it from getting wet. These may include proof of ownership and proof of vaccinations. In the event that you need to be evacuated from your home, you may need to show proof of vaccinations for your dog to join you in your temporary digs. Ensure that your pet has its ID tags, or that it has been micro-chipped in case you lose your pet during the event, so that you will be able to find it easily when the dust has settled.

Pet Carriers and Leashes

Pets can sometimes feel afraid in the case of severe weather events and they may try to run away to find somewhere to hide. For this reason, including a leash or pet carrier in your emergency kit is definitely going to prevent you from losing your pet in the process of trying to get to safety.

Pamper Your Dog This Christmas

Is your dog your best friend? Does your dog offer you the best company, solace, and joy?

They are amazing creatures, dogs. They intuitively know when things are not right with you or when your world has turned upside down. Alternatively, they revel in the opportunity to join in your joy and laughter.

They really are man’s best friend.

All they want to do is show you that no matter what life throws at you, all you need to do is choose to be happy. They trust and love everyone and choose joy always. No matter how they are treated.

Durack Pet Motel has some brilliant ideas to share so that you can show your dog, your best friend, how much it means to you, not only at Christmas time but all the time.

Doggy Day Care

If you are away for long working days you can check your dog into our facilities to be loved and cared for during the day so they don’t suffer the anxiety of many dogs that are left to their own devices. This is especially true during these long hot summer days. A dog can wear itself out constantly patrolling your property for pesky predators.

Doggy Holiday

If you are planning a trip away from home it can be doubly important to ensure your dog is lovingly cared for.

When their owners are away, a dog can become very stressed as it may not understand that you are planning to return. A feeling of abandonment can create all sorts of emotions and issues for a loving dog. Also, a dog left on its own for long periods of time can become bored. Boredom can lead to bad behaviour. Is this your dog’s fault or yours?

Doggy Day Spa

Dogs love to be pampered and shown that they are loved just like humans do. We offer a range of services that can suit any dog and any budget. It may be just a simple nail clipping that is required to prevent damage to furniture and your legs!

We also offer a lovely warm hydrobath, which will have your dog looking and smelling all fresh and new. Our range extends even further into grooming and clipping. Not only will your dog smell fresh and new but it could have a whole new summer look happening.

Pet Care at Pet Motels

Most pet motels do not just offer accommodation for your pet while you are away on holiday or on a family emergency. While staying at a caring pet boarding facility, pet owners can avail of other pet care services to ensure the health and well-being of their beloved kitty or pooch. Here are some common services available at pet motels.

Pick Up and Delivery

orange cat peeking through a cubby holeA pickup and delivery service is really convenient when a family emergency arises and you need to head out immediately. Your pet will be collected at your home and transported directly to the pet boarding facility. Your pet will be delivered safely back to you upon your arrival.

The pet taxi carrying your pet is fully air-conditioned to ensure their comfort. Pets also have their own travel compartment so that they are safe and secure while in transit.

Pet Grooming

Various pet grooming services, from nail clipping to warm hydrobaths and complete grooming, are available for all breeds of dogs and cats. Professional groomers are on hand to brush the knots out of your pet’s fur or clip your pet’s nails. The services are available whether your pet is staying at the boarding facility or just being dropped off for the day to be groomed.

Special Diets

Some pets have to maintain a special diet for health and medical reasons. There is no need to shun a pet boarding facility just because your pet requires a special diet. Pet motels will work with you to ensure that your furry friend receives the proper diet it needs while away from home.

Special Needs and Medication

Pet motels employ a team of professional carers who are trained to care for pets with special needs and administer their medicines properly. This service is part of a pet motel’s care programme and is offered at no additional cost. It is important to discuss with the motel’s professional carers your pet’s special medical needs at the time of booking.

Playtime for Furry Friends

Your pet’s stay in a boarding facility will not be complete without playtime. Every day, carers allot a time for play with your pets. Playtime includes pats, cuddles, fetching stick or playing with a ball. Playtime is part of the care programme and carries no extra fee.

There are all sorts of right reasons for you to hand over temporary care of your furry friend to a boarding facility while you enjoy the sun and surf or attend to a family emergency. All pet suites are designed to ensure that your pet’s stay is safe, comfortable and memorable. The carers are animal lovers themselves who will ensure that your beloved kitty or pooch gets the best care.