Pet Survival Kit

  • Proper ID collar and rabies tag/license – Make sure your pets have had all their shots within the past 12 months. Pet shelters will require proof of vaccinations.
  • Carrier or cage
  • Leash
  • Ample food supply (at least two weeks)
  • Water/food bowls
  • Any necessary medication(s)
  • Specific care instructions
  • Newspapers, cat litter, scoop, plastic trash bags for handling waste
  • Proper ID on all belongings
  • Non electric can opener

Hillsborough County offers four dog and cat friendly shelters, including:

  • Shields Middle School
  • Bartels Middle School
  • Smith Middle School
  • Burnett Middle School

For information on pet-friendly lodging, please go to: