Temperatures are rising which means that your utility bills are likely on the rise too. With the average American spending around $200 a month on energy, most are looking for a way to decrease those
CREATE AN EVACUATION PLAN FOR YOUR PETS
After the Camp Fire in Paradise California a few months ago we learned how important an evacuation plan is for your pets too. However, that fire moved so fast I'm not sure many could follow an evacuation plan but its always good to have one ready.
An evacuation plan is a necessity for every home, especially if you live in an area where fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, and other disasters are a possibility. Many homeowners create evacuation plans for their homes and practice them with their kids, but far fewer have considered one for their pets. Take these steps to add your pets to your evacuation plan.
Assign pet evacuation to an adult. Everyone should know how to act during an evacuation, and that includes assigning one parent or adult to the pets. This allows the other parent and the children to focus on their part of the evacuation plan, so there’s no confusion during a high-stress moment when time is of the essence.
Keep evacuation maps and pet carriers readily accessible. If you need to evacuate, you should know exactly where every important item is. If you pets require carriers, keep them in a place that you can access easily.
Practice your plan. Include your pets in your home evacuation drills. It’ll help you see how they will respond and make changes to your plan if necessary. Getting your dog out of a window may not be as simple as you think!
Be prepared in case you get separated from your pets. No matter how much you drill your evacuation plan, it’s possible that a dog or cat will run off while you’re focusing on keeping your family safe. A microchip or a GPS-compatible tag can help you find your pets once it’s safe to return to the area.
The Dunn Real Estate Group is a three person FAMILY team. With The Dunn Real Estate Group, we focus on these niches.
-- Business Owners & Entrepreneurs needing to buy or sell
Latest Blog Posts
What’s Your Tucson Home Actually Worth? Discover What Buyers Will Pay in Today’s MarketIt’s easy to look up how much money you have in your savings account or the real-time value of
If you’re a current Tucson homeowner, or in the market to buy, you’re probably curious about the latest trends in home design. Tucson Sellers who make strategic updates before listing a