Pet Owner Alert: Don’t Leave Your Dog In The Car!

Link to Fox 12 video about dogs in cars and heat stroke

Now that summer is fully upon us, we pet owners need to remember that the days of being able to leave our dog in the car while we run errands are over – at least for a few months.

While I know leaving Jake in the car while I run into the dry cleaners or Stumptown for a moment isn’t the best habit to get into, it’s especially dangerous during the summer. Dogs can’t release heat by sweating the way we can, and older dogs are especially susceptible to heat stroke. This video shows exactly how quickly a car in even moderate heat can become fatal for your pup.