Safety Reminders for Pet Lovers at the Shore!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore

Did you know more pets are lost on July 4th than any other day?  What do you expect lots of good food and food smells around, marching bands, parades and loud fireworks.  Not fun for our furry companions!

According to officials with the Associated Humane Society in New Jersey, it might be tough to leave part of the family home but that's the safest place for your pet to celebrate independence day.  They are actually happier (though my pup didn't tell me this) at home where it's realtively quiet, cool and safe.

Here are some suggestions to keep your pets safe:

Don't take pets to fireworks displays, the sound can be painful for pups of all ages.

Don't leave your pet unattended outside during fireworks displays, even in a fenced yard.  When frightened they might go under or over just to escape.

We love the beach, but it's not the best place for Fido.  The sand gets hot and uncomfortable.  Salt water is dangerous and constant sunshine makes pets susceptible to heat stroke.  Also most beaches in Ocean County, NJ don't allow dogs at the beach during the summer.

Never leave your pet in the car, even for a few minutes.  As we all know even with the windows open, the car can become an oven.  Also, many pets are stolen from vehicles.

Get your pet micro-chipped, it not that expensive and the chip contains all your info so your dog can be returned. 

And make sure there's plenty of fresh water available throughout the day!

Welcome to the Jersey Shore!  ENJOY!  Have a happy and safe summer!  


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Dana Couch-Davis
Kendall Haney Realty Group - Memphis, TN

Such wonderful suggestions and so timely.  Thank you Laura!

Jun 24, 2008 09:04 AM #1
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning Laura,

Thanks for the timely post! I didn't know some of the statistics. For one, about the losses on July 4 th. We lost one of our dogs on that day many years ago.  She somehow slipped out of her collar and climbed over the chain link fence and away she went.


Jun 24, 2008 11:08 PM #2
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Laura, great info. We take our dog to the lake and have to keep him leashed or he'll be chasing chipmunks in a flash. They can get away from you so quickly.

Jun 29, 2008 04:11 PM #3
Patrice Estess
PB APPRAISALS - Kerhonkson, NY

Thanx for the post.   We were thining of heading to the shore this dogs included!!

Jun 30, 2008 01:22 AM #4
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