If you're hot this summer, so is your dog.
Elizabeth Harfmann is community projects manager with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, and she has some tips to keep your pet cool.
"We still have a lot of people that keep their pets sheltered in the backyard. Bring them inside. If it's too hot for you out there, it's too hot for your pet."
She says it's still way too common to find pets left in cars and that's not only illegal, but not safe for the animal.
"If you're planning on going grocery shopping or out to dinner, out to lunch...maybe just consider leaving your pet at home.
Elizabeth says you may also want to consider walking your dog early in the morning or later in the evening.
And if you have room at home for a new dog or cat, fees for adult pet adoptions are waived through the end of the month, saving you as much as $75.
Also, you can name your price on adoptions for kittens and small breed dogs.
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The Animal Care and Control shelter is located at 7100 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach.
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Approved adopters will receive a lifetime of unconditional love and much more. All pets adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered, current on vaccinations, microchipped, have a current county license tag, and are sent home with a free bag of Science Diet pet food. In addition, pet owners receive a health care certificate worth $500 in savings for their new pet.