Leave Your Dog At Home!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Ida McCarthy-Lombard Real Estate


PLEASE do not leave your dog in a hot car!  The summer is here and I've already had to call the police two times for people who've left their dogs in the car.  It doesn't matter if you leave the windows down, it only takes 10 minutes for a car to go to 160 degrees inside. 

Dogs can have heatstroke in just 15 minutes. 

If you see a dog in a hot car, go in the store or wherever you are and ask the Manager to make an announcement.  Take down the license plate number and call the police.  If the person comes out in the meantime, politely tell them the facts.  If you think the dog is in immediate danger, get a witness and break the windows and get the dog out and to a vet immediately.

Never leave the scene until you know the dog is safe.

Thank you for being a responsible pet owner! 


Ida Mccarthy - Remax Action - 630-479-4673

Comments (5)

Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

And to think people leave THEIR KIDS!!! in these cars!! Really really scary! I don't even take my dog in the car with me on hot days. Keep that puppy AC'd

Jun 07, 2012 06:30 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Can never remind people enough!!!!!

Jun 07, 2012 06:33 AM

Yes Tammy, kids too!!! 

And you're right, you can never remind them enough.  It's happens all summer long....

Jun 07, 2012 07:06 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Ida:  Great reminder provided here.  You wouldn't think it would be necessary to do ... but you see it so often.  Hope someone reads this and acts upon it ... we have a heat wave coming this weekend in Chicagoland ...


Jun 08, 2012 08:22 AM
Ida McCarthy
Ida McCarthy-Lombard Real Estate - Lombard, IL

Thanks Gene! 

Jun 10, 2012 10:18 AM