Keep in mind, if you happen to own a python or a very opinionated rooster, convincing people to let you crash with them may be a special kind of challenge. Start working the phones early.
It's a good idea, as well, to have a neighbor or someone near your home who can grab your pet if you happen to be at work when the worst part of the storm hits.
Have a pet carrier ready to go
Make sure you've got the equipment at home to move animals safely in a hurry. That means dog crates and carriers for cats, rabbit, birds and any other animal you call a friend.