Hurricane Policy

All guests must have current Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, and Bordetella vaccinations

in order to stay with us. The Canine Influenza vaccine is also strongly recommended.

Our priority is your pet's health and safety!

Hilton Head Island, SC
(843) 342-7200

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In an effort to ensure the safety of your pets, Southpaw Pet Resort has a strict policy for all dogs boarding at our facility during Hurricane Season (June-November). In the event of a hurricane we will, at our discretion, evacuate the boarding facility, no less than 24 hours prior to landfall. As previous hurricanes have demonstrated, neither people nor pets are safe during a hurricane. Even though the hurricane may pass quickly, we could be without power and potable water for a long period of time. Southpaw Pet Resort will not house pets in that type of environment. 


  • Your out of town contact information (phone and email).
  • Phone number of 2 local people who are willing to pick up your pets from Southpaw Pet Resort in the event we must evacuate and you are unable to retrieve your pet prior to evacuation.

Please make sure the local contacts you provide are willing to get your pets if we evacuate our facility. The best way to ensure that your pet is evacuated safely and that you are reunited with your pet is for a friend or family member to pick them up from Southpaw Pet Resort. We cannot overstate the importance of this. 

Unclaimed Pets - No animals will be left behind at Southpaw Pet Resort in the event of an evacuation. We will transport any unclaimed pets to a safe location. We will require a credit card number for all pets for which we evacuate.

Owners of evacuated pets may contact Southpaw Pet Resort at (843) 342-7200 by leaving a message or emailing 

Failure to claim your pet prior to evacuation releases Southpaw Pet Resort and its agents of all liability pertaining to the transport and boarding of your pet during the evacuation.