Hmm... my case regarding bugging out with pets is a two facing one.
I have quite a few pets, including 4 dogs, 1 cat, 6 pet rats and a horse. I wouldn't take them all with me, it is just not feasible.
For one, my cat would have to fend for itself, it is in fact a semi-feral cat who mostly stays outdoors so that wouldn't be a problem. My rats I would
euthanize; they won't live long anyway and only one I have managed to train it to respond to commands (come and shoulder sit).
The horse... It ii stabled a few miles from my house so it'd depend on the situation. If I can get to it it'd be great to use as a form of transport
and in worst case scenario (WTWAYKIE) it'd be a good food source.
My dogs are definitely coming along. I have a Lab-Rottie mix who has been trained as a guard and attack dog. Then two wolf dog hybrids, one a
Saarloos, one a Czechoslowakian. The Saarloos is a good tracker and the Czech a good guard dog and hunter. My last one is a Yorkshire Terrier, small
but able to hunt (how many rats he's already caught...)
All but the smallest dog has been trained to carry their own BOBs, though not too much. And yes, I also have booties for them in case they need to go
on rough terrain, as well as a vest when the season is not so forgiving.
What they have in their own BOBs, water (and purification tablets) + dry food, vaccine cards + medication if needed (no need as of yet), treats + one
toy each, ID tag on their collar + a bandana (so many uses for it so I have at least 6 bandanas with me if I count the dogs' and each have their own
blanket (small but enough and light weight).
I'd keep them on a leash while bugging out, even though all of them have had their obedience training (you just never know if something happens that
makes the dog flee).
What I pack for the dogs in my own BOB is a first aid kit (blue coloured to prevent it from being confused with my own red coloured first aid kit),
muzzles in case we're in a situation they are not allowed to bark and extra leashes + food.
edit on 2-9-2013 by Shini because: Spelling