We recently posted Free Resources for a ‘Dogs Die in Hot Cars’ Campaign, but we’ve noticed that the dangers of other vehicles and tents aren’t as well publicized. A lot of people leave their dog in a camper or tent when they travel to places that aren’t dog-friendly, as is the case with the majority of tourist attractions and restaurants. They may not realize that they’re putting their dog in grave danger because the camper is larger with less glass and a tent is often viewed as shaded. Temperatures can still reach deadly levels, however, and the same rules apply as they do to hot cars.
If you intend to do a lot of touring or otherwise will leave your dog behind while camping, please consider leaving him with a pet-sitter instead. Pet-sitters, jump on this marketing opportunity by advertising at local campgrounds, so people who want to take day trips know who to call.
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