So you decided to bug out to a motel with your pet. Planning will make your job easier. There's a service on the web called Kayak. This service lets you find your room, including pets. Since the American Red Cross does not take pets in shelters, they encourage planning now for what you will do. Contact hotels and motels outside your immediate area to check policies on accepting pets and restrictions on number, size, and species. Ask if "no pet" policies could be waived in an emergency. Keep a list of "pet friendly" places, including phone numbers, with other disaster information and supplies. If you have notice of an impending disaster, call ahead for reservations. Once again, save receipts. If the Federal Emergency Management Agency does not get Presidential approval for Individual Assistance, your home owners' or renters' insurance may pay for the cost of your evacuation. Check your local agent to be sure. My agent advises this is covered under loss of use. Personally, my coverage is $39K for the home and $2K for the apartment. Maybe now would be a good time to call your agent to see what your coverages may be?