Although it has cooled down somewhat here; it's still hot. The other day I was driving down the street and noticed a guy walking his FULL COATED pomeranian in the midday sun. The dogs was obviously way overheated and I wanted to pull over and give the guy a blast. Then as the guy was waiting to cross the street the dog was frantically pacing; lifting his feet from the heat radiating from the pavement. I almost lost it.
If it is hot out; please take off your shoes and stand in one spot on the surface where you plan to walk your dog. Then make your decision if your dog would rather stay home in the cool comforts of home; or join you on your heat walk. And don't forget to add 10 more degrees to how hot it is for your dog who is way down close to that radiating hard surface.