October Is Fire Safety Awareness Month, A Guest Blog By Wag’N Enterprises

Wag’N Enterprises Observes Fire Safety Awareness Month

with Free Pet Oxygen Kit Shipping

Wag’N Enterprises’ O2 Fur Life® program provides first responders a channel to order life-saving pet oxygen kits.  Throughout October, the company and kit-manufacturer McCulloch Medical are offering free shipping in observance of National Fire Safety Awareness Month.

“The goal of O2 Fur Life is to get all first responders in North America to carry pet oxygen mask kits to help distressed pets after an emergency,” Ines de Pablo, Wag’N’s executive director of Pet Emergency Management Division, said.  “McCulloch Medical generously offered to cover all shipping costs for first responder, direct and sponsor O2 Fur Life orders placed between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31.  This is a great way to save pets and money.”


Ines de Pablo's dog, Mayday

O2 Fur Life was created by de Pablo in 2008 when she realized that aftercare of pets rescued from emergencies, such as fires, was something that most first responders weren’t equipped to handle.  Most humans need oxygen after an emergency, and pets are no different, de Pablo said.

Now, de Pablo’s work has placed 2,460 life-saving pet oxygen kits in more than 1,050 first responder departments in the United States and Canada.

Pet oxygen kits work similarly to those used on humans.  The kits contain three different sizes of masks that can accommodate different size animals –everything from a ferret to a foal.  See below for  a demonstration on how these masks are used :


Pet oxygen kits start at $70 for all first responders and sponsor orders and $90 for private consumers.  More information is available on Wag’N’s website at www.wagnpetsafety.com/pet_oxygen_masks.html.

Since the fall of 2009, Wag’N has been working diligently with McCulloch Medical to raise pet safety awareness and pet oxygen mask awareness during the National Fire Safety awareness season. “Too many animals get injured and die every year due to preventable fire related emergencies. Incident mitigation combined with pet oxygen mask kits can help save countless pet lives” De Pablo argues.

About Wag’N Enterprises

Founded in 2007, Wag’N Enterprises (www.wagnpetsafety.com) offers pet emergency management solutions to service industries, first responders and pet parents to effectively mitigate, prepare for and respond to emergencies that impact pet health and safety. Executive Director of Pet Emergency Management Division Ines de Pablo holds a Master’s Degree in Risk, Crisis & Emergency Management from the prestigious George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and has more than a decade of extensive field training experience under her belt.  Wag’N Pet Safety Gear is a branded and extensive collection of purposefully designed tools and services giving people and their pets peace of mind in case of an emergency.


In Full Disclosure: I received no compensation for this blog post. I felt it was an important message and agreed to share.


Thank you Wag’N Enterprises!


Barks and licks and love, Dakota


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12 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Ive heard about these but didnt know much, I need to find out if my local fire station has one, hey who doesnt want a reason to stop by the fire station and talk with some fire fighters 🙂

    • my Mom said she likes your thinking BOL…Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Great message and so important.

    • yep Bailey we definitely agree! Thanks for always visiting us!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  3. Hey Dakota,

    I’ve never heard of these, sound like a great idea to me – hope we never have to use one – but you never know buddy!

    Hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Hi Snoopy, yep they are a good idea, better to be safe than sorry!

      I am having a good day and hope you are too!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. Dear Dakota,
    We saw one of these when we had our accident in February! The Ambulance peoples had one! They was happy that wes were OK and they did not need to use it. Thanks yous for the very impawtant post!
    PS My hairy slobbery sister Bob says Hi!

    • Oh Nellie! I had forgotten about that! I am glad that you mentioned that the ambulance people had one but I am sooo happy they didn’t have to use it!

      You are welcome and tell Bob hi back!!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. It’s something really really new to me! Thanks for telling us about it!

    May be I need it when the hazardous air comes from Indonesia!!!

    • priscilla we pray you NEVER need this!!

      Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. A very important message indeed!! Thanks for sharing Caren!

    • you are welcome Jen! Thanks for visiting us!!

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