Most all dogs love to ride. It is so hard to resist their excitement and the begging to go. Sadly, it is early in the summer season, but there has already been one fatality due to heat in the vehicle. One of my dearest friends lost her beloved Old English Bull Dog today. It was a short period of time, the windows were down, fresh water was in a bowl...but it was too long and too hot apparently. She found her treasured friend dead in the seat of her car.
Please, please remember that altho' they like to ride, waiting in the car is very risky. If you intend to run errands and choose to take your dog, make sure you can take the dog out of the vehicle with you...don't leave them in the car in the heat. Don't risk their health or lives. Vehicles get hot quickly.
This is a terrible tragedy and this adorable baby will be very missed by all of us who loved her. Her mom will be devastated for a long time and she will have difficulty forgiving herself. While we mourn the loss of one of our very favorite doggie friends, we also want to ensure others don't make the same mistake. The pain of this type of loss is harder than anyone can imagine. PLEASE don't take the risk.