Pet Safety Tips During Fireworks


In the Springfield, MO area many of us enjoy firework displays, but our furry friends might not enjoy firework displays the way we do.  Many animals find fireworks scary so here are some pet safety tips during firework.  We should all consider some tips how to keep your pets safe during fireworks.

Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with bbq’s and the day at the Table Rock Lake, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of our nation.  For a list of firework attractions CLICK HERE

We need to remember our pets when outlining safety with fireworks.  Perhaps you are considering staying at home and planning a get-together with friends and family. Or, you may want to go check out your local professional fireworks display. While putting the finishing touches on your planned celebration, take a moment to consider how to keep your pets safe during fireworks.

Unlike people, pets don’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with celebrations. Pets are often terrified of fireworks, and often panic at the loud whizzes and bangs they produce.

Because of this, the American Humane Association reports that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Why? It is reported that animal shelters the day after Fourth of July are “inundated with pets that panicked at the noise of firecrackers and fled into the night, winding up lost, injured or killed.”

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Fireworks Shows Celebrating the 4th of July

Table Rock Lake Fireworks

The long July 4th weekend is a great time of the year for family and friends.  We are all ready for a weekend full of backyard BBQ’s, lazy days at Table Rock Lake, and fireworks for 4th of July.  What can be more American fun than that?

With the 4th of July weekend approaching there are celebrations happening all around the Ozarks.  It will be a great way to reconnect with friends and family.  Below is a list of several fireworks displays all around the Ozarks.  There are many opportunities to watch fireworks for 4th of July  to light up celebrating Independence Day.

If you are wanting to upgrade your backyard for BBQ’s or find that new lake house for future Holiday celebrations please don’t hesitate to call me at 417-693-3254 or email me at  If you have some time and just want to search for homes online visit

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Investing in Airbnb or Managed Nightly Condo Rental

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Investing in Airbnb or Managed Nightly Condo Rental

In this hectic real estate market many people are looking at investment properties.  The question then becomes what type of property?  Two growing trends are investing in Airbnb or managed nightly condo rentals.

Airbnb and VRBO

Short term rentals has permanently changed the travel industry.  Today, more and more property investors in Springfield, MO are investing in short-term rental properties  as money-making ventures. You might ask yourself, should you consider Airbnb real estate investing in 2022?  It might be a good option for some.

The appeal is easy to see, you can diversify your income without needing to be a full time real estate expert.  The rise in popularity has made this potentially a solid investment approach.  2021 was quite a fruitful year for short-term rental owners. Airbnb demand went 10% higher than the pre-pandemic rate in 2019. The entire industry at large generated about 40% more revenue due to higher Average Daily Rates (ADR) levels. Bear in mind that all this occurred with 10% fewer listings available.

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