Well, I am with you. I had Babs out all day today hanging out in my car, and it was well over 80. The SUV is COOLER than the outside temperature as there is some shade. With the windows all the way down, and the back wide open it is certainly not hotter.
If you run in to buy 1 thing, the ONLY way your dog is going to suffer is if the store is robbed and you are held hostage, or you have a heart attack in the aisle. And, frankly, our dogs might die if we are incapacitated at some point. Like if on the nature preserve, you had a heart attack and the dog was able to break free and ran in front of a car.
I mean, we cannot keep our dogs carefully at home every minute of every day, because we might have a heart attack somewhere.
We generally show in the summer, and we do dog classes in the summer. Normally I keep a dog in the car while I am working another, so I can do two on the same day, for the same mileage. It gets up over 80 outside, and sometimes over 90. Our dogs aren't that fragile. We just have to have some common sense about it.
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