We hope you will find this site of interest and help to you. The committee and officers of the club work hard and try their best to provide a useful and enjoyable club.
|Consider the weather and your journey in advance, especially if you don’t have air conditioning in your car. Think about whether the journey is absolutely necessary for your dog.||Leave a dog unattended in a car, even with the window open and water available. Take them out of the car and leave them in a secure, cool place with access to shade and water or take them with you, there are plenty of places that are part of the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs scheme and will allow dogs in.|
|Plan your journey. Check out the Kennel Club’s Open for Dogs site and use the Dog Friendly app to find places that will allow dogs in with you.||Let your dog take part in unnecessary exertion in hot weather, or stand in exposed sunlight for extended lengths of time.|
|Make sure your dog has plenty of space in the car and isn’t squashed or forced to sit in direct sunlight.||Pass by a dog if you see one suffering in a car. Whether it be in a supermarket car park or at a show, make sure you let someone in authority know and if in doubt call the police or the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.|
|Make sure plenty of stops are taken with lots of water available to drink.|
|Take cold water in a thermos rather than a plastic bottle so it stays cold rather than being lukewarm. Ice cubes are helpful in a thermos for cooling too.|
To help avoid the need to leave dogs unattended in cars, the Kennel Club ‘Open for Dogs’ campaign encourages more businesses and services to welcome dogs. Thousands of dog-friendly attractions are listed on the website http://www.openfordogs.org.uk/, making it the ideal way to plan for trips for the whole family including your dog.