Keep your pet calm during fireworks with the help of Classic FM

Classic FM introduces its first ever pet-friendly show over Bonfire Night

Classic FM broadcasting two pet-friendly programmes to help pets stay calm during the fireworks. The first show will be live on Bonfire Night (November 5th) from 6pm. There will also be a second show on Saturday night (November 6th), starting again at 6pm until 10pm.

This is the first pet specific show in the station’s 54-year history and will be supported by the RSPCA.

Presenter and dog-owner Charlotte Hawkins said: “It will be wonderful to introduce classical music to a whole new audience, especially the four-legged variety. I know there will be one new listener tuning in – my rescue dog, Bailey, who will be 17 years old on Bonfire Night!”

Classic FM pet firework show for cats and dogs with anxiety

Classic FM's Pet Classics with presenter Charlotte Hawkins. Image: Classic FM

How can I tune in?

You can tune into Classic FM on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio and TV! You can also catch the pet-friendly shows on your smart speaker, Global Player and at

How can I calm my dog down from fireworks?

Many pets are frightened of fireworks. While Bonfire Night is a cause of celebration for many people, it’s not so fun for pets across the UK. The RSPCA estimates that 45% of dogs show signs of fear when there are fireworks. You can try these steps to help calm your dog during fireworks:

  • Give your pet a safe space. Somewhere with some shelter, blankets and their favourite toy where they will feel calm.
  • Walk your dog during daylight hours to avoid being outside when fireworks are being let off.
  • Keep your curtains and windows closed in order to drown out the loud noise.
  • Put on the TV, radio or some music to help cover the noise of the fireworks.
  • You can also try pheromone diffusers which spray calming chemicals to soothe your dog.


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