My dog is out in my car right now. Windows down, back up, she will be fine in there all day.
Some people are really nutso about this. I mean, if the sun is down, the dog is NOT going to die in the car! And, just because you notice a dog in a car does not mean the dog LIVES in the car -- whoever it was in my parent's town that thought the dog lived in the car and called everyone from God on down to our dog warden to make sure the the dog (who was not in enough danger to call the police) was not living in the car.
MYOB. Most dogs in cars are just fine. If the dog is in distress, certainly do something. But make sure the windows are up, the sun is out, (it is not winter), and the car is not running.
Of course, if the car is running the AC can fail -- that is how so many police dogs die. The AC dies and then the dog dies.
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