Episode 12- Emergency Planning for your Pet

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Have you made an Emergency Plan to ensure your dog is cared for in case of an emergency like a house fire, accident, or a power outage?

In this Episode of the Muttz with Mannerz™ Canine Academy Podcast, co-hosts Corey McCusker and Diane Purser provide some tips and resources to help you have a plan to keep your pet safe and cared for during an emergency.

In this episode, Corey and Diane cover:

  • The types of emergencies that you should be preparing for pet’s care.
  • How training plays a role in your plan and some important things to consider.
  • Why socialization and acclimatizing your pet to alarms is important.
  • Preparing your dog to be comfortable in temporary shelter and what type of identification you should have.
  • Making an emergency list (see our Pet Information Form) with all the information someone may need to care for your pet.
  • Ensure those who may be taking care of your pet have the list!
  • Checking the emergency preparedness protocols for the area you live in.
  • Corey shares her arrangement with her neighbour in case of emergency.
  • Creating an emergency kit and what goes in it.
  • What our pet is going through during an emergency and keeping in mind they are stressed as well and some things you can do to help them to be more comfortable.

Our checklist for creating an emergency kit >> https://www.muttzwithmannerz.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Pet_Emergency_Kit_Checklist.pdf

Our Pet Information Form >> https://www.muttzwithmannerz.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Pet_Information_Sheet.pdf

Example of what to pack in a first aid kit >> https://trupanion.com/canada/pet-care/pet-first-aid

Government of Canada site for information >> https://www.getprepared.gc.ca/cnt/plns/ptsndsrvcnmls-en.aspx

How to find pet-friendly hotels

Ontario (Trip Advisor) – https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g154979-zfa9-Ontario-Hotels.html
Southern Ontario (Hotels.com) – https://ca.hotels.com/re10235896-am64/pet-friendly-hotels-in-southern-ontario-canada/
Canada – https://www.petfriendly.ca/
USA – https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/home-living/a-guide-to-pet-friendly-hotel-chains-in-the-united-states/

Your Hosts:

Corey McCusker, Canine Coach
Corey’s passion for helping humans and dogs excel led her to take a leap of faith after 22 years working in the Financial Industry to leave her corporate job in 2006 and start two companies. Corey is a Coach at heart and works with business leaders and high-performance teams, but her true passion has always been canines. She now has created a career that supports both.

Corey founded Muttz with Mannerz in 2006. Her foundation of knowledge which includes being a Senior Manager, Dog Trainer, Vet Assistant, World Tour Lead, and Mental Performance Coach helped her to launch the Canine Academy. The purpose of the academy is to assist pet parents build the foundation for their pups to be with them for life.

Corey believes in giving back to the community. Over many years she has volunteered at the Toronto Humane Society and the OSPCA and is also proud to be an evaluator for St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program. She held the position of Director of Communications on the board for the Canadian Association for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives from 2017-2019. She has been active with Markham Fair and been a Team Captain and on the Executive for Stouffville Ladies Floor Hockey League for over 15 years.

Corey has made Stouffville her home for the last 18 years and shares it with Mike, her partner, two stepdaughters, Karla and Alison, and their two energetic kittens, Dino and Demi. Over the years Corey has been fortunate to be blessed to share her life with 6 wonderful canines, Tilley ( Miniature Dachshund), Tiny, Kira (Great Danes), Fred(Maltese), Charlie(Morkie), and Cleo(Miniature Poodle). Corey and Mike welcomed their new puppy, Skye, a rescue Muttz from Manitoba reserves into their home in June. 2021. They have big hopes for her and look forward to Skye filling their lives with joy and being an active member of Team Muttz.

Diane Purser, Canine Educator
Diane has had a lifelong love of animals and knew at some point she would enter the world of Animal Welfare, specifically around Companion Animals. After a long career, Diane was able to leave the corporate world in 2004 and decided to immerse herself in dogs, animal welfare, and humane education. Her experience both corporately and personally allowed her to bring extensive knowledge in marketing, education, fundraising, and event coordination to her new career.

Over the last 15+ years, Diane has held positions in Community Education with the OSPCA, St. John Ambulance Dog Therapy Program as a Dog Handler and Evaluator, plus various roles (including Board member) with Pugalug Pug Rescue.

Diane’s passion for education has been fueled by her extensive involvement with the OSPCA Youth and Pets Program, Pet Ownership Responsibility, and collaboration with St John Ambulance Therapy Dog Bite Prevention Program. Her mission is to help future, current, and new dog owners have loving and fulfilling lifelong relationships with their dogs.

Diane’s skills are a perfect match for Muttz with Mannerz™She collaborates with Corey on delivering educational seminars and support to pet parents and the community. Her goal is to find dogs their forever homes and keep them there, ultimately lowering the number of unwanted dogs entering shelters and rescues.

Diane is very fortunate to share her life with her supportive husband, Keith, and son, Kyle, who both share her passion and concern for the wellbeing of animals. Their home has been graced with 5 wonderful dogs:  Mikki, Maggie & Neeko (pugs), Teeny (Yorkie-x), and Tippy (Pom-x) and now includes two senior Yorkies, Lola and Fred who were a bonded pair and needed to be adopted together.


Muttz with Mannerz – https://muttzwithmannerz.com

Corey’s Email – corey@muttzwithmannerz.com

Join Corey each month for the Women and Dog Circle Free Meetups you can register here >> https://www.seewhatshecando.com/women-and-dogs-circle


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