Bounce houses are well-known for creating incredible, memorable entertainment. All types of inflatable devices are blown up in backyards, public parks, and local neighborhood areas from the first day in spring to the last days of autumn every single year. Because bounce houses and moonwalks are highly popular among families and suburban environments, owners of bounce houses often have some kind of animal in their care as a pet. While pets are certainly to be beloved and cared for their owners, there sadly is no place for a pet around any inflatable device.
Regardless of the type of pet you have, such as a cat, a dog, a bird, or even some kind of reptile, allowing them near, or even inside your bounce house would be inadvisable. The tricky thing about the whole scenario is that when you begin to set up a bounce house in your yard, it may be hard to keep pets away from the massive inflatable structure. Dogs or cats might become curious, and could sniff out and explore the bounce house to try and figure out what it is. It is very important, however, to keep any pets away from a bounce house, both to protect the safety of the pets and the bounce house itself. It is a certainty that the lives and safety of the animals is absolutely essential and must be preserved at every opportunity.
Placing an animal inside of a bounce house can lead to immediate disorientation and confusion. To be picked up and placed on a shaky, constantly moving ground with no easy way out will not be a very entertaining time for a dog or a cat. Smaller pets, such as a bird, gerbil, hamster or mouse can end up getting lost in the elaborate, complex designs of a bounce house. It doesn’t matter how big or small you think your inflatable device is, because to your small pet, it looks absolutely massive. Smaller pets definitely run the risk of being lost and disoriented while within the oxford cloth or vinyl walls. If users of the inflatable device are not careful, they can accidentally injure their pets while bouncing around inside of the structure. If a bounce house was to collapse, or some other accident was to occur while pets are inside the structure, the animals would become frightened, and panic. The experience could inadvertently traumatize the animal.
By this same reasoning, keeping pets out of bounce houses will also protect the bounce houses themselves from injury or damage. The most popular pets in America are dogs, cats, and birds (and, it’s safe to assume, if you are a bounce house owner with a pet, it’s likely one of these three). All of these animals have sharp claws, feet, or talons as a vital part of their bodies. All inflatable structures are susceptible to deflation by puncturing, and all animals placed inside of an inflatable structure will likely have their claws out due to fear and confusion. Keeping pets out of and away from bounce houses will avoid the chance of the claws puncturing the walls of the bounce house in an attempt to explore, or, more likely, escape.
Your pets will likely remain curious about the events of your bounce house party, especially with a large gathering of people in their yard and the presence of a giant inflatable device. To keep your pets happy and at ease, it would be a good idea to seek out help. One of the ways fellow parents or responsible adults can help out is by taking turns in supervising the pets for the day. Dogs, cats, and other pets love attention, and since they won’t be able to get it playing in a bounce house, they can still get their attention and care from their loving owner.