Dogs overheat quickly which means they could be at serious risk in only a short time. It only takes a few minutes for a dog to suffer the effects of being left in a car. For example, at 75 °F outside it can reach 94 degrees in just 10 mins!
A dog exposed to too much heat can suffer from heat stroke, dehydration or even sun burn. To demonstrate this, Dogs Trust created this powerful video. Watching a dog ice statue melt away until only the collar remains should strikes a powerful chord with dog lovers everywhere!