With Hurricane Irma ready to hit Florida and impact several other states including, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, knowing where to stay with your pets in the event of evacuation can ease some of the stress in an emergency situation.
Shelters and Accommodations
Airbnb Disaster Response Program – During an emergency, Airbnb may email local hosts with information about how to help and how to offer their extra space to affected community members. These hosts are still covered by the Host Guarantee, and Airbnb’s fees are waived. Airbnb Hosts within the affected area have the ability to opt into listing their homes for $0 by visiting pages dedicated to an event covered by the Disaster Response program. Hosts are in control of how often they wish to open their homes and how long guests stay. People needing to evacuate must create a free, verified Airbnb account or log into their current account. From there, they visit the Disaster Response page to view active events. Guests located in the affected area may view $0 listings by choosing the relevant event and clicking, “I need a place to stay.” Click here to become a host.
Expedia Florida Information – Expedia is offering information on where to stay for responders and evacuees as well as evacuation-zone information
Hurricane Irma Pet-Friendly Shelters – The AKC has a list of pet-friendly shelters in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
Florida Shelters and Accommodations
The Miami-Dade County Fair and Exhibition – This is the ONLY SHELTER allowing pets, according to the Miami Herald only ONE shelter is allowing pets. The shelter will accept dogs and cats, as well as any pets in a cage. Call 311 for information.
The shelter at Everglades High School (Broward County) – This is the second shelter in the county to open up to pets in the county (the first one filled to capacity). Pet owners are asked to bring in personal supplies, including pet food and a pet crate. Owners will be responsible for taking care of their pets while staying at the shelter.
Florida Pet-Friendly Shelters by County – Pet Friendly Travel is maintaining a list of shelters that will accommodate pets for Florida as well as other states.
Central Florida Shelters – List of local shelters including some that allow pets.