Miami Dog Hotel Helps Bring Awareness To National Pet fire Safety Day
July 15th is National Pet fire Safety Day and we here at freeDOGm decided to bring awareness to this cause. We understand that your pets are a very important part of the family and keeping them safe is a priority. There is an estimated half-a-million pets affected by house fires every year. According to the American Kennel Club;
“One of the hallmarks of responsible dog ownership is keeping pets safe and planning for unexpected emergencies, including house fires,” said AKC spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Pet proofing the home, developing pet-friendly escape routes and alerting rescuers of your pets presence with ‘window clings’ is the best way to keep your four-legged family member from harm.”
This is something many pet owners seem to forget. There are many ways you can protect your pet from harm and being prepared is by-far one of the most important thing you can do for your pup.
“National Pet Fire Safety Day” Tips to Keep Pets Safe from House Fires:
Extinguish Open Flames – Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, or even a fire in your fireplace. Ensure your pet is not left unattended around an open flame and make sure to thoroughly extinguish any open flame before leaving your home.
Pet Proof the Home – Take a walk around your home and look for areas where pets might start fires inadvertently, such as the stove knobs, loose wires and other potential hazards.
Secure Young Pets – Especially with young puppies, keep them confined away from potential fire-starting hazards when you are away from home.
Keep Pets Near Entrances – When leaving pets home alone, keep them in areas or rooms near entrances where firefighters can easily find them.
Practicing Escape Routes with Pets – Keep collars and leashes at the ready in case you have to evacuate quickly with your pet or firefighters need to rescue your pet.
Since Pets Left Alone Can’t Escape a Burning Home – Use monitored smoke detectors which are connected to a monitoring center, providing an added layer of protection beyond battery-operated smoke alarms.
Affix a Pet Alert Window Cling – Write down the number of pets inside your house and attach the static cling to a front window. This critical information saves rescuers time when locating your pets.
We here at freeDOGm are here for all your dog boarding needs. We are Miami’s top destination for overnight and extended stay boarding services. Safety is our priority. We understand that your pooche deserves nothing but the best. Make sure to keep your pup safe at all times and have the peace of mind knowing when they are staying at Miami’s best dog boarding hotel, they will be having the time of their lives! Click here to learn more about our services!