HighTempsDid you know that in the heat of summer, the internal temperature of your car can reach deadly temperatures within minutes? That means it’s no place for your dog to be, even when parked in shade with the windows cracked.

Instead of leaving your dog in the car while you’re out enjoying summertime, try alternatives such as shopping at pet-friendly stores or dining at outdoor patios that allow dogs. Use drive-thrus instead of parking or ask a friend to watch your dog while you run errands. But the safest alternative to leaving your dog in your parked car is to leave them indoors at home.