Preparing Your Four-Legged Family Members for the 4th of July

FREE Microchips at Homeward Pet Adoption Center!

More runaway and lost pets end up in animal shelters over the 4th of July holiday than any other time of year.  The  noise of fireworks causes animals to become frightened and panic, and a panicked animal can run very long distances and become disoriented.  To help ensure the speedy return of missing pets in our area, Homeward Pet Adoption Center is providing free pet microchipping between 10AM and 2PM, Tuesday, June 28th, through Friday, July 1st, while supplies last.

While it’s best to leave pets securely in doors on the 4th of July, this isn’t always possible.  In the unwanted event a companion cat or dog goes missing, a microchip is one of the most effective ways to make sure they are safely and quickly returned to their owner, as it is becoming standard practice for animal shelters and animal control centers to scan incoming cats and dogs for microchips.

In preparation for the 4th of July holiday, Tuesday, June 28th through Friday, July 1st, between 10AM and 2PM, dogs and cats will be microchipped for free at Homeward Pet Adoption Center, while supplies last.   No appointment is necessary.  Beginning Tuesday July 5th, Homeward Pet will offer microchips for just $20 (cash only) every Tuesday, 10AM to 2PM, no appointment necessary.  All dogs and cats brought in for microchipping at Homeward Pet must be spayed or neutered.

Visit for more information on keeping your pets safe on the 4th of July.

Located in Woodinville, Homeward Pet Adoption Center (Homeward Pet) is a no-kill, non-profit animal adoption center.  Homeward Pet cares for homeless animals from all over Washington state, whether surrendered by owners, transferred from other rescue organizations, or removed from shelters that euthanize.  For more than 20 years, Homeward Pet has given these animals a second chance through rescue, shelter, and adoption programs.  With the amazing efforts of 16 employees, 200 volunteers and the generous support of donors, Homeward Pet helps over 1,300 dogs and cats find their forever home each year.  For more information, please visit