The Fourth of July is an exciting time to celebrate with family and friends, but it can be a stressful and potentially dangerous experience for our furry companions. With fireworks being a prominent part of the festivities, it’s important to take extra precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our pets. Here are some essential tips to keep in mind:

  • Exercise your dog early in the day – they’ll be easier to handle and calmer overall.
  • Make sure your pet does not have access to toxic items like charcoal, glow sticks, fireworks, sparklers, and food items like avocados and fruit pits.
  • During fireworks, keep your dog in a comfortable room. Turn on the radio or TV for familiar noise.
  • Be sure your pet is licensed and microchipped with your most current information.

Remember, the Fourth of July should be a time of celebration, but it’s crucial to prioritize the safety and wellbeing of our pets. By following these tips, you can help ensure that they have a stress-free and enjoyable holiday, away from the potential dangers of fireworks.

For information about animals available for adoption in San Bernardino County’s Big Bear and Devore shelters, please visit San Bernardino County Animal Care at to see photographs of the pets awaiting adoption or call (800) 472-5609. To donate to assist animals at the shelter, visit

Additional County Update News – June 30, 2023

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