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A Pet-Friendly 4th of July Party

Check out our A Pet-Friendly 4th of July Party and discover more inspiration on Celebrations.com

Have a safe, fun, and fulfilling Fourth of July, and after the sun sets and the sparks settle, go home to your pet and celebrate with a nice long cuddle session and a cookie or two.

The 4th of July is a favorite holiday when we enjoy friends, family, food, and most of all, fireworks! Dazzling explosions light up the sky as barbequed treats sizzle on the grill. The whole scene is a sensory delight.

Naturally many well-intentioned pet parents wish to share the day with the four-legged members of their families. But while July 4th is pure fun for humans, it can seem like a hostile invasion from all fours!

Keep your furry friends part of the celebration, but also in a comfort zone this Fourth of July with our tips for safety and food selections.

Don't spend your fireworks show stressing about what to do with your little pet. Just make sure to NEVER leave your pet chained, and on the 4th of July even a fenced in yard won’t cut it! If you can hear the festivities from your yard, then it is not the place for your pet. A scared pet is exponentially more likely to escape, or get entangled in their leash or chain. Leaving your pet unattended is taking an unnecessary risk with their lives.

Check out some of our Pet-Friendly BBQ Foods and Peanut Butter Cookie Cake Recipes to make your fourth perfect for the entire family!

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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