Make sure to give these two articles a read to ensure you're fully prepared for both prevention and in case of an emergency with your pets on the 4th! Believe it or not, the fourth of July is the one day of the year where the most pets go missing. The following articles outside safety preventive measures such as ensuring pet ID tags are up-to-date, microchipping pets, and creating a calming atmosphere for your pets away from fireworks and sparklers. If your pet is afraid of loud noises, keep them safely in your home with soft music on and check on them frequently. Monitor to ensure guests aren't leaving doors open as pets frequently hide or escape when fearful.
If you'll be traveling for the weekend and plan on leaving your pets at home, we highly recommend utilizing one of our trained, experienced pet sitters to stay with your pet. While quick visits from our dog walkers might normally suffice for your pets, fearful pets may benefit from lengthier human companionship with fireworks going off outside the home. Additionally, we highly recommend reserving a spot with one of our cage-free home boarding hosts. All of our home boarding hosts will be at home with their boarding guests throughout the entire weekend. Bringing your pet to a kennel or pet hotel is a very anxiety provoking environment; a kennel full of dogs barking, fearful of the firework sounds outside, and most kennels are not supervised throughout the night and during closed hours.
We know your pets are family - Take preventive caution before the holiday. Feel free to give us a call or email if you'd like any suggestions, questions, concerns, or inquiries!
Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend with family & friends!
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