07/02/2012 02:43 pm ET

Fourth Of July Celebrated By Dogs, Cats & More (PHOTOS)

As we all finalize our Fourth of July plans, it's important to remember that the key ingredient in any Independence Day celebration is a fuzzy friend outfitted in patriotic garb. Show your neighbors you mean business when it comes to being proud to be an American.

To inspire you, here are some pretty amazing dogs (and a few other animals, but let's face it, dogs are clearly the most patriotic) showing off the red, white and blue.

If you were just thinking of throwing your old blue bandana around your dog's neck, maybe you should move to Russia.

Fourth Of July Celebrated By Animals