Make sure you keep your pets safe during the Independence Day holiday.

Loud noises to us are even louder to animals.

Morgan Chegwidden, the assistant director of Neighborhood and Family Services, said it’s important for pet owners to plan ahead.

“Secure their pets, preferably indoors. If they’re out of town, assign a responsible person to check on their pets, make sure it’s secure before these events and afterwards,” Chegwidden said.

More advice: even if your dog is sociable, do not take it with you to any fireworks shows.