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National Pet Fire Safety Day Top 3 Tips. Thanks to the National Kennel Club and ADT Security, Since 2009, July 15th every year is National Pet Fire Safety Day. Gotta keep those fur babies safe, right?

Yea, the Dalmatian is sort of a Firefighter Hero, but sometimes our pets can be the culprits too. But, not on purpose. Dalmatians actually started as Carriage Dogs, and helped keep horses calm and in line by trotting alongside. But, if you leave a steak on the counter above the stove controls and puppy jumps up and turns a knob, poof. We got a problem. Also good to know and have a pet fire safety plan to evacuate our pets in any and every emergency.

  • Can Our Pets Start Fires?

    Our cook tops are the #1 cause when it comes to pets according to the NFPA. They can get curious or playful when a suspected treat, or cat crosses the top. Electric wires can be chewed on too. That can cause a few sparks. Yep, our sweet little Pets cause more than 1,000 fires in homes every year in the US.

    Dogs

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  • How Do I Evacuate A Pet?

    Best way. Be prepared. Have an extra leash on or near pet carrier. We have extras in our truck. Make sure your pet is ID’d with chips and collars when possible.

    Dogs In Kennel

    (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

  • What Is A Pet Alert Sticker?

    Same as your “baby on board” but for your pets at home. Alerts any emergency personnel or others to “pets” inside. Recommended on all sides of dwelling. More than 40,000 pets die every year in house fires. Just a little heads up prevention can save pet lives too.

    Pet Alert Sticker

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