Some would argue that the correct answer to this question is “NEVER!” However, that may be unrealistic, and evaluating appropriateness can lend a hand to knowing when and when not to leave your dog in the car. With that being said, I will argue that “limited amount as possible” is the correct answer to the question.
With the summer heat continually rising, being aware of the temperature, as well as other factors could be the difference between life and death for your dog.
What is the law?
Many states have laws regarding this matter, the most common phrasing is: “No person shall leave an animal in any unattended motor vehicle under conditions that endanger the health or wellbeing of an animal due to heat, cold, lack of adequate ventilation, or lack of food and water, or other circumstances that could reasonably be expected to cause suffering, disability, or death to the animal.”
Although there doesn’t seem to be a specific temperature defined as to excessive heat or cold, as well as requirements regarding ventilation- however, it’s safe to say that when you do leave …