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Q: How do you keep your car cool in the summer??

March 1, 2009 | By Georganne H. | 9 answers | Expired: 2055 days ago

Georganne H.

I want to take my dog with me in the car in the summer. Does anyone know of any device like a portable air conditioner you can put in your car>??I always wondered how does the police K-9 cars stay cool???

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lori l.
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Mar 13, 2009

I would not recommend taking your dog with you in the car during the summer. I know it is tempting, I have often wanted to do it myself! However, living in Texas it is just not safe for my dog. He prefers to stay in my house during the summer enjoying the expensive A/C. Better safe than sorry.

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Tina R.
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Mar 02, 2009

I live in Florida, so the only way to keep the car cool in the summer is to leave the car running with the air on.

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nan m.
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Mar 02, 2009

The police K-9 cars keep cool by leaving the motor running so that the air conditioner is on. It is not a good idea to take your dog with you in the summer unless you can take him into wherever you re going. In our state it is illegal to leave your dog in the car.

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mistie E.
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Mar 01, 2009

I think the cops are allowed to keep the car running,

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anita M.
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Mar 01, 2009

The police K-9 units leave the car running with air on. Best to leave your dog home in air-conditioning. It only takes a few minutes to cause hyperthermia and lose the pet.

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Heather W.
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Mar 01, 2009

You can leave the A/C on, but I would recommend not leaving them alone in the car you can do so when you're in the car with them

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Patkedz
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Mar 01, 2009

They just had on the news ths weekend I think the today show. They have a carrier that adjust to temperature it heats and cools

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Rachel G.
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Mar 01, 2009

The police have some high tech pricey equipment. They have a few different things. One they can leave there car on and lock the doors and have a pump like unit that is attached to the air vents that goes back to the dogs. Another involves a device the officer carries and will go off when the car reaches a designated temp or will turn on the car (I think that's right). There are some low cost units that I'm not sure how well they work (look in dog magazines or the internet) that you can put in the window (small square not the whole window) and it's a solar panel run that pumps in air. Just check around for the best option. You can also get window bars/cages that will allow you to leave the window all the way down without your dog getting out or anyone sticking their hand in. Never leave your dog in the car for hours at a time.

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Jerry F.
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Mar 01, 2009

They leave the car running when the dog is inside. Locked, with an extra set of keys.

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