Arrange for a Safe Place- In the situation when you will not be able to keep your pet with you (such as if you are evacuated to a Red Cross Shelter) you should have a back-up plan already in place for their safe keeping. This safe place can be local (if you are having a personal emergency) or in another county out of harm’s way. It is probably best to have a Plan A for local and a Plan B for non-local safe places in case you are forced out of your city.
To find a safe place:
1. Ask your vet if they can board your pets or recommend another boarding facility.
2. Look up a local boarding facility on your own. While all boarding facilities take dogs, only a few take cats. Very few will take other household pets, but that could always change in a state emergency.
A brief list of local boarding facilities:
Amber’s Luxury Pet Hotel – 9106 Pulsar Ct., Corona
Camp Ilene – 19060 State St., Corona
Pet Chalet – 326 Adams Cir., Corona
Country Place Kennels – 10538 54th St., Mira Loma
Kenners Kennel – 5081 Bain St., Mira Loma
Coventry Pet Resort – 412 Tennessee St., Redlands
Hidden Valley Kennel – 7297 Jurupa Ave., Riverside
Riverwalk Pet Resort – 12111 Severn Way, Riverside
Ruff House Grooming – 3035 Chicago Ave., Riverside
3. If you should be forced from your home and need a temporary place to stay with your dog, a local motel or hotel may be an option.
Here is a list of local motels/hotels that allow dogs:
West Western Kings Inn – 1084 Pomona Rd., Corona
Motel 6 – 200 North Lincoln Ave., Corona
Residence Inn by Marriott – 1015 Montecito Dr., Corona
Comfort Inn – 23330 Sunnymead Blvd., Moreno Valley
Econo Lodge – 24412 Sunnymead Blvd., Moreno Valley
La Quinta – 23090 Sunnymead Blvd., Moreno Valley
Best Western Sandman Motel – 1120 W Colton Ave., Redlands
Comfort Inn University – 1590 University Ave., Riverside
Econo Lodge – 10705 Magnolia Ave., Riverside
Hampton Inn & Suites – 4250 Riverwalk Pkwy., Riverside
Motel 6 – 3663 La Sierra Ave., Riverside
Rodeway Inn – 10518 Magnolia Ave., Riverside (Formerly Best Western)
Motel 6 – 6830 Valley Way, Rubidoux
La Quinta Inn – 205 E Hospitality Ln., San Bernardino
Motel 6 – 1960 Ostrems Way or 111 E Redlands Blvd., San Bernardino
If you want a hotel that is not on the list, simply call them or check out their website to see if they allow pets. Keep in mind, the hotels/motels charge at least $15-20 per night for dogs to stay.
In case of a city or county wide emergency, such as a local wildfire, you may consider a hotel or motel in another nearby county, such as L.A. County, Orange County, or San Diego County.