Tips for Keeping your Pets Safe and Secure This Fourth of July!

Keeping pets safeIf you are anything like me then your pets are an important part of your family.  The 4th of July is an exciting fun time for us, but is can be a huge  source of anxiety and fear for our pets.  Many dogs become startled and run off during the holiday. This 4th of July weekend take a minute and think about the tips below to help keep your pets happy and safe this 4th of July.

–  Dig out some recent photos of your pet or pick up your digital camera and snap a shot. Nothing would be worse than not being able to give people a visual of your pet in the even that they should become lost.

– Make sure your pet is micro chipped and has proper identification tags on their collar in the event that they should become lost and then found.

–  Secure your pets in a safe area whether you decide on a kennel or a crate so you are confident they will not become startled and run off.

– If you plan on having house guest over inform that guests on your wishes to keep you pet safe. If you animals are indoor pets only make them aware of your wishes to not have them let outside.

– Many pets do not like loud and noisy environments so consider keeping the noise away from your pet or playing a calm music in their area to help ease their anxiety with all the commotion going on around them.

– In the event that your pet may become lost you can contact the Whatcom County Humane Society to see if they have found your pet you can visit them online at

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Fourth of July Celebrations in Bellingham!

FireworksIt’s Fourth of July weekend and there is no lack of things to do in Whatcom County. The biggest 4th of July activity in the area is the Haggen’s Family Fourth of July celebrations  in Bellingham where you can enjoy everything from fireworks to kids bouncey houses and a beer garden. The festivities are located at Zuanich Point Park. Below is a schedule of events held at the park for the day.

Starting at 11am there will be booths set up feauturing food vendors, crafts and local wears.

Live Music Schedule:

11am – Bellingham Youth Jazz Band 

Noon Millie and the Mentshn 

1:15 – Polecat

2:30 – The Motown Cruisers 

4:30 – The Dagwoods 

6:30 James Higgins and the Muddy Boots Band   

8:30Vaughn Kreestoe

Kid Zone presented by Jump Around Fun Zone

  • Free Bouncey Houses from Jump Around Fun Zone
  • Giggles the Clown
  • Face Painting and much more….

Boundary Bay Beer Garden 5pm – 11pm
Join us at the Beer Garden Tent, enjoy beer/wine, festivities and watch the fireworks from one of the best seats in the house.  Beer/Wine $4 must be 21 years or older to enter.  ID required.

Park at Squalicum Lofts (905 Squalicum Way) and take the shuttle to Zuanich Point Park. Shuttle is compliments of Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. Hours of operation are  3pm – Midnight. 

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