Wag'N strives to educate and promote the principles of PET EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT by providing solutions to First Responders, Pet Parents and Service Industries, to effectively mitigate, prepare, respond to and recover from emergencies that impact pet health and safety.

You will be hard-pressed to find a more energetic and knowledgeable safety and preparedness expert and advocate than our Founder, Ines de Pablo. Ines holds both a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice as well as Masters Degree in Risk, Crisis & Emergency Management from the prestigious George Washington University in Washington D.C. and has since then acquired extensive field training experiences and achievements.

Her extensive background in the field of emergency management, law enforcement training, EMS, risk mitigation, continuity of operations for businesses and pet safety made her a leader in the pet safety industry.

Prior to starting Wag'N Enterprises, LLC and Wag'N O2 Fur Life, LLC., Ines acquired a substantial background in the safety & security industry. Her safety oriented career started in 1999 while working at a Washington DC-based emergency management company. It was there where Ines learned tactical skills, and provided marksmanship and defensive driving training to law enforcement and government agencies. Those skills led to the creation of The Emergency Management Network.

With refined skills in her grasp, Ines was deeply moved by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the lack of preparedness which resulted in the unnecessary death and abandonment of roughly 600,000 pets. It was this shocking and unfortunate event that propelled Ines to apply her expertise to educate pet parents, respond to the need for pet preparedness protocols and the need for effective tools to assist in pet emergency mitigation. It marked the beginning of WagʼN Enterprises, LLC — the first and only dedicated Pet Emergency Management Company in the World.

Ines has participated in many national interviews and educational forums and is actively involved in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area for education and safety event. Ines is a former licensed Emergency Medical Technician for Basic Life Support (EMT - BLS) In Washington DC. In addition she is a former licensed PetTech® Master Instructor and serves her community by leading workshops and seminar on pet life saving procedures.

Here is a list of courses in which Ines holds pertinent certifications:

  • Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT) - Animal Behavioral College
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician - SRT1 - Rescue3/Rescue Tech International
  • Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue (TLAER) - Operational Level
  • Technical Animal Rescue Technician - Rescue3/Rescue Tech International
  • American Humane: Disaster Sheltering for Companion Animals
  • American Humane Basic Animal Emergency Services Training
  • Humane Society's "Dog Bite Prevention for Law Enforcement & Other First Responders"
  • Humane Society's "Interpreting Animal Behavior for Safe Handling"
  • Certified Pet Tech, Inc. Master Instructor (2010-June 2012)
  • Fairfax County (VA) Community Emergency Response Team Level II
  • Red Cross Pet First Aid for Dogs and Cats course
  • FEMA - IS - 1 - Emergency Program Manager: An orientation to the Position
  • FEMA - IS-5a - An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • FEMA - IS-10 - Animals in Disaster: Awareness and Preparedness
  • FEMA - IS-11 - Animals in Disaster: Community Planning
  • FEMA - IS-100a - Introduction to Incident Command System
  • FEMA - IS-200a - ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • FEMA - IS-230 - Principles of Emergency Management
  • FEMA - IS-317 - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program
  • FEMA - IS-546a - Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness
  • FEMA - IS-547a - Introduction to Continuity of Operations
  • FEMA - IS-548 - Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager
  • FEMA - IS-700a - National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • FEMA - IS 800b - National Response Framework, An Introduction

"Our goal is to empower first responders, pet parents and industry professionals to learn the skills necessary to keep themselves and animals safe. We strive to achieve that goal through education, awareness and training. With a primary focus on incident mitigation, our efforts span across the emergency management cycle by providing preparedness, response and recovery services and products to help limit the severity and extent of damage and trauma to people, pets and property. Each and every one of us can make a difference in an animal's life prior to, during and after an emergency situation" -- Ines de Pablo. Founder

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