It could happen to me. After dog classes, which are outside, we usually put our dogs in the vehicles and go inside for a little fellowship.
Normally I keep the back open and go inside and open a few windows too, then wash my hands with hand sanetizer and go inside.
I wasn't going to stay the week before last, and shut my back door and started talking to one of the people. I changed my mind, quickly washed my hands and walked into the house.
It was a good thing class ended at 7:30 and I was parked in the shade, and it wasn't hot, because it could have been bad.
A few months ago, I was putting one of the dogs away, and had gone to the bathroom, and my brother called to tell me the ambulance was taking my dad to the ER. I came tearing out of the house, and saw the back was up, and literally thought of just going up there with the dog in the car. It was night and it would have been ok, probably, unless he was there for hours and I dozed off in the waiting room or something. But I decided to take the extra minute and put Dolly back in her kennel before flying up to the hospital.
There are circumstances when it could happen, especially if your dogs are very accustomed to car rides, ride quietly in their crates, and do not make a fuss when you stop. In the winter, I almost always have a dog or two in the back of the explorer. In the summer almost never.
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