Keep your dogs safe on July 4th and all year.
Every July 4th, large numbers of dogs are scared by fireworks and run away. Local shelters will receive many of them, and others might get injured or never return home. The American Kennel Club has a list of precautions you should take before the fireworks begin. And I’ll add a few more tips.
1. The Lost Dogs Georgia Facebook page gets flyers for many lost animals and I’ve seen a number of dogs find their way home through posting there.
2. NextDoor.com for your local neighborhood seems to be where a lot of found dogs get posted in my area.
3. Go ahead and check to make sure that your dog’s microchip registration is up-to-date. You’d be surprised how many microchipped dogs end up in shelters with a notation that the owner’s information from the microchip is not up-to-date.
4. Make sure your dog’s tags are secure, up-to-date, and still legible. We’ve had to replace our dog’s tag when it became illegible.
5. Take a couple pictures of your dog with your smartphone today. That way if something happens, you can post photos online and make flyers without having to search for a good photo.
6. If you have neighbors who are likely to have their own private fireworks, talk to them and make sure you know when they’ll be shooting them off.
Prince loves playing with other dogs, cuddling up to sleep and snore, playing with toys, chewing bones, and swimming in his foster familys pool! Prince does great with all dogs and would probably do best with a dog his size that he can play with. He rides well in the car and is good for baths. He is fully crate-trained, about 75 percent housebroken, and he uses a doggie door. Prince sleeps well in a crate at night and also enjoys sleeping in bed with his foster mom. He was DNA tested and Prince came back as 75 percent American Staffordshire Terrier and 25 percent Mixed Breed Groups. This includes Guard, Asian, and Sporting Groups.
Prince is a great puppy with a fantastic personality. He needs a family that can continue to socialize him, work with him on training, and keeping him active and engaged. Prince will be neutered on June 24th and he will be ready to go into his forever home shortly after that! Get your applications in on this adorable little guy!
Liberty is not your typical 4 1/2 month old puppy. Liberty likes a quiet and calm surrounding.
She is crate trained and working on her potty training. She likes other dogs and cats. No children, please! She knows how to sit and walks well on a leash.