It’s important to remember that during the summer, temperatures inside of a parked vehicle can become extremely hot. In fact, if it’s roughly 85 degrees Farenheit outside, the interior of a parked car can shoot up to more than 120 degrees in just ten minutes.
This is why you should never keep a dog inside of a parked car in the summer. If you find yourself stuck in a sticky situation, here are some tips:
- Ask if you can bring your dog into whatever location you are headed to.
- Call a friend or family member and ask them to watch the dog.
- Tie the dog up outside of the vehicle – if you are in a safe location.
- Try to park in the shade, where the vehicle won’t get as hot.
- If it isn’t very hot outside, and your dog will be in safe but uncomfortable conditions, offer it extra clean, cool water.
- Simply turn around, and go home. It’s not worth it!
Do you have any other tips for dogs in cars? Let us know your ideas in the comments.