Fireworks can spook your pets!


Fireworks are enjoyed by people but can be a source of fear for many animals. When dogs or cats are frightened they’re more likely to run away, jump out of open windows or dart into traffic.
  • Keep pets home indoors in a safe place. This will help reduce the noise level of the fireworks and reduce the risk of your pet running away if he/she is spooked by loud noises.
  • Provide a safe “escape” place for your animal. Scared animals like to hide. Allow your pet a safe place to snuggle to help ease their stress and calm their fears of the loud sounds he/she is hearing.
  • Use a leash or carrier if you must be outside with your pet and keep it on your pet at all times. This will help prevent your pet from running away from you if he/she is fearful of the fireworks or thunderstorms.
  • Make sure pet ID is current. Should your pet run off, having an updated ID tag or microchip on your pet, will help your local Animal Services return your pet to you.

Provided by the Ontario SPCA

If your pet goes missing refer to Lost Pet Recovery 101

You’ll find information on where to report lost (or found) pets, effective search tactics, and loss prevention.

When are firework displays permitted in the City of Guelph?

Fireworks are only permitted on the following days unless permission has been given by the Guelph Fire Chief.

  • Victoria Day and the day before
  • Canada Day and the day before
  • Diwali or other religious events that have been approved by the Guelph Fire Department

How to report a concern about fireworks

If you have a concern about fireworks call Guelph Police Services at 519-824-1212. A City of Guelph By-Law Compliance Officer will be dispatched.