It’s the Fourth of July holiday, and people everywhere across the nation have off of work to enjoy time with friends and family, eat and drink, and enjoy parades and fireworks. It’s a fun holiday, and the true mark of summer in the USA!
However, it is also a very scary time for many companion animals, especially dogs, in the country. More pets are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. Be safe! Please make sure your pet is microchipped, and wearing their tags on their collar even if you are keeping them inside. Please consider keeping your pet safely inside starting in the afternoon, with music and their favorite toys as distractions. Do not bring your dog to a fireworks show, and please try to exercise them first thing in the morning to avoid a firework scare.
It is truly a fun, festive holiday, but is also a very sad time for dogs who don’t understand fireworks. Make sure your pet is safe so they don’t spook and get lost on the busiest shelter intake day of the year.
However you celebrate, I hope you and your fur kids have a fun and safe Fourth of July!