Alternatives to Leaving Your Dog in the Car

As you know, we live in Texas. Texas = hot weather for most of the year so we never, ever leave our dogs in the car unattended. It’s shocking how quickly a cool car can become a death trap, even when the temperatures aren’t especially hot.

Besides the danger of heat, we always worry about stolen cars. What if our car were stolen with the dogs inside? That’s a terrifying thought. But we all know that cars are stolen every day, everywhere.

Petfinder has a great infographic with five alternatives to leaving your dog in the car. From leaving your dog at home to planning your errands to include your dog (and that’s the whole point of bringing him or her along, right?), this infographic has some excellent tips as we enter warmer weather:


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Paris Permenter is the founder and co-publisher of LT Media Group LLC. Along with her husband, John Bigley, she edits,, and has authored over 30 books on pets and travel.