Having adopted a pet recently, I am looking to update my prep to include the furry friend. I feel like I have a good handle on how to prepare for the most common scenarios such as medical emergencies and lost pets, and for the least common scenarios as such bug out during a massive disaster. But then I'm noticing there are some "in between" scenarios that I am not sure how to assess.

For example, some people are concerned about car accidents with a pet in the car or becoming otherwise incapacitated with a pet somewhere (either in the car or at home). One source advocates having some sort of info tube with the pet's info & pictures so responders to the scene can search for the dog should it get loose from the crash site. There are services that sell a "I have a dog at home" card so whoever goes through your wallet will find it and alert the service to help take care of your dog. I've also seen signs that go on the door ("in case of emergency, save my dog located in this or that spot, contact this or that person"). All these assume that whoever sees these items will respond appropriately.

What can we expect from paramedics, firemen, police, etc. who show up to accident scenes or house fires? I have no doubt these are all well-intentioned people, but will the paramedic do a thorough search of the inner compartments of your wallet to find the "I have a dog at home" card and then act on it? I feel like they must follow certain rules (e.g., look for health-related & basic ID info only).