What Do I Do With My Pet During A Weather Emergency?

With Middlebury and Woodbury emergency shelters unable to accommodate pets, here's a list of other options for your four-legged friends if you have to leave your home.


When your family members include the four-legged variety and there's a storm headed our way, thoughts naturally turn to how to keep pets safe.

Woodbury Fire Chief Janet Morgan said because Hurricane Sandy is not a subdegree zero storm, she advises the following.

"It's really best if pets can stay in the home rather than be in a cage at an unfamiliar location with animals they don't know," she said.

The emergency shelters in Middlebury and Woodbury do not take pets but if people need to evacuate their home or are seeking an alternate port in the storm, here's a list of pet-friendly hotels in Connecticut from the Pet Welcome website.

For the full list of pet friendly hotels, visit the Pet Welcome website. Some hotels charge extra fees when you bring pets and restrictions may apply, so calling ahead is wise.

Pet Friendly Hotels in Connecticut

Bethel: Days Inn
18 Stony Hill Rd.
Bethel, CT 6801

Bethel: Holiday Inn Dabnury-Bethel
80 Newtown Rd
Danbury, CT 6810

Danbury: Ethan Allen Hotel
21 Lake Ave. Extension
Danbury, CT 6811

Danbury: La Quinta Inn & Suites
116 Newton Road
Danbury, CT

Danbury: Residence Inn
22 Segar Street
Danbury, CT 6810

Milldale: Econo Lodge
1845 Meriden Waterbury Road
Milldale, CT 06467
(877) 424-6423

Naugatuck: Comfort Inn
716 New Haven Road
Naugatuck, CT 06770
(877) 424-6423

Southbury: Crowne Plaza Hotel
1284 Strongtown Road
Southbury, CT 6488

Southbury: Heritage Resort & Conference Center
522 Heritage Rd.
Southbury, CT 6488

Southington:  Residence Inn Southington
778 West Street
Southington, CT 6489

Southington:  MOTEL 6 - Hartford - Southington
625 Queen Street
Southington, CT

Waterbury:  House On The Hill Bed & Breakfast
92 Woodlawn Terrace
Waterbury, CT 6710

List of Nearby Kennels

If you do have to opt into boarding your pet, here are a list of nearby kennels.

The Haute Dog Hotel
217 Bacon Pond Rd, Woodbury, CT
(203) 263-3538

Blue & Gold Kennels
45 Fox Rd, Woodbury, CT
(203) 263-2529

Posh Pooch
115 Main St N, Woodbury, CT
(203) 263-7200

Barnhill Kennels
30 Cedar Grv, Woodbury, CT
(203) 263-4496

Hemlock Kennels
202 Crane Hollow Rd., Bethlehem, CT

Cats Corner Veterinary Hospital
1450 Southford Rd, Southbury, CT 06488
(203) 264-2287

Beacon Paws
17 Old Turnpike Rd, Beacon Falls, CT
(203) 888-9222

Leslie Yager October 29, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Thanks Jaimie for this! Who could evacuate without their dog(s)?
Jaimie Cura (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 04:54 AM
You're welcome, and thanks for reading Leslie!
Jon Quint October 29, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I won't leave home without them, even if it's a life threatening situation, and authorities who won't allow them in shelters (properly leashed or crated) should take a long look in the mirror.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Bethlehem and Woodbury's animal control officer, Judy, noted the following: "Please add Hemlock Kennels in Bethlehem to your list-we have a generator and I live on the property. They can call 203-266-7219 or my ACO number in an emergency 203-910-3228. Thanks, Judy."


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