Dog Blog Poll Results: Dogs in Cars (Hot or Otherwise)
Thanks to everyone who took our dog blog poll last week about dogs being left alone in cars (temperatures aside). Thanks so much to all those who posted comments and explained their strategies and opinions on the matter. Here are the results.
I encourage everyone to learn what they can about this issue of dogs in cars and continue to do what they feel is best and safe for their dogs and their circumstances.
The only additional points I’ll make are these:
- Ambient temperatures matter
- Exposure to sunlight matters
- Humidity matters
One of readers offered these important details about temperatures some might consider “mild” (like 70 degrees) still being quite dangerous, including this statement: “But the researchers found that such measures are inadequate: a cracked window had an insignificant effect on both the rate of heating and the final temperature after an hour, and the air conditioner trick only delayed the temperature spike by about five minutes.”
Voting for 2011 Best Dog Blog ends July 29 (this Friday).
Remember you can vote each day (1-2 times).
Should we be honored with the award, we’ll give the $1,000 donation that’s part of the prize package to our friends at Humane Society of Boulder Valley. That’s where we adopted Lilly in 2004.