5 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe Over the 4th of July

Yorkshire terrier wearing a patriotic dress

Do you know that more pets get lost or go missing over the week spanning the 4th of July than at any other time of the year? We have 5 tips to help keep your pet safe and for you and your furry friends to have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Sparklers and candles for the 4th of July

  • 1. Always make sure your pet is wearing a collar with ID tags. This includes your indoor cats. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date. This is one of the easiest ways to ensure you’re contacted if your pet is found.
  • 2. Make sure you have vet paperwork or license information handy. If your pet is taken to a shelter you’ll need to show proof of ownership. Photos are great but most shelters want paperwork as proof of ownership. Having vet records or copies of your pet’s license will help you get your pet back to you faster.
  • 3. Microchips are one of the best ways to make sure your pet will get returned to you. It’s your job to make sure your contact information is up-to-date so you can be contacted if your pet is found. The microchip is only as good as the information you provide.
  • 4. Keep your pets inside, only letting your pups outside on a leash for potty breaks. You never know when neighbors will set off fireworks in their backyard, scaring your pets out of your yard and into unfamiliar territory.
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  • 5. Do your pets a favor and don’t bring them to fireworks shows. They don’t enjoy them and pretty much terrify them. If your dog gets loose and runs off in a panic they are far away from anything familiar.

Your pet will be much happier at home with their favorite things and comforting surroundings.

We hope everyone, people and pets, enjoy a safe and Happy 4th of July.

Meet Ollie, our Lollypop Farm Pet of the Week.

Black cat

Ollie is a handsome 11-year-old cat who is looking for a new home! He came to Lollypop Farm because someone had an allergy in his previous home. Ollie is a sweet, calm senior kitty who loves a good cat nap and a cuddle! He is available through the Seniors-for-Seniors program and can go home with an approved adopter 60-years or older for free. Stop by Lollypop Farm to meet him today!