Heat wave

We’re finally nearing the end of this record-breaking heat wave. And let me tell ya –  it’s not a day too soon!

hot

So. Very. Hot.

 im hot

Hey! Hey! It’s hot outside!

hot too

Hey, um…

bulldog german shep

Hot enough for ya?

Yes, kids. I know. It’s hot.

With the temperatures hovering in the high nineties (and sometimes hitting three digits!) for about a solid week now, we’ve gotten the same question from our WOOF parents:

How on earth do you keep them cool?

Well, for those guests who are staying in our luxurious, air-conditioned suites overnight, staying cool and comfortable is not a problem.

suite

(If I could fit on that bed, I would have slept in there. My house has no air conditioning!)

But during the day, the dogs want to play outside so we have to improvise. We use the typical anti-heat weapons, of course.

Shade…

tarp shade

(We love our new sail shades!)

Rest…

Licorice

Water…

water

Fans…

fans

Heck, we even have movie days.

movie day shade

But our biggest secret weapon against the summer heat?

pool 7

pool 4

pool 2

WADING POOLS! Yeah, baby!

Dogs are funny about pools. They don’t approach them like us human folk. Their first thought is typically: why, this is a giant water bowl! How fun. I’m gonna drink all this water.

pool 1

pool 9

 

Then, inevitably, there the splashing begins.

pool 8

pool 6

Cool! Giant water bowl to splash in!

And then, finally, when drinking and the splashing is over, there’s the sitting.

pool 3

Ah. Sittin’ in my giant water bowl.

This explains, WOOF parents, why your dogs may be slightly damp when you pick them up at the end of a hot day.

pool 5

Mom’s here?

Because we know one thing to be true in the battle of keeping your dog safe in the summer heat:

wet dog

A wet dog is a happy dog.

Happy summer and stay cool out there –

Vickie @ WOOF

About Jonathan

Vickie is blogger, copy writer and dog welfare coordinator at WOOF Dog Daycare & Boarding in San Ramon, California. She loves loving dogs and loves the love she gets in return.

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