I’m going to yield this blog post to someone named Stephanie Perrier. I don’t know Stephanie but her treatise on how to react if you think you see a dog in a hot car is the best I’ve seen.
The only thing I could add is for dog owners themselves. My SAR group has found the ProSelect Solar Shade Crate Canopies can provide as much as 20 degrees temperature difference inside a car. They’re sold in sizes that will cover everything from a single crate to an entire pickup truck.
They’re not cheap but they work as advertised (and this is NOT a paid endorsement). They’re surprisingly durable given their mesh construction, and they compress down to go right back in the storage bag that comes with them. I highly recommend them.
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