Gallery: 5 Alternatives to Leaving Your Dog in the Car Share this Article: Print Tags: After Adoption, Dogs, Summer Pet Safety 1. Drive Throughs Are Your FriendCars heat up quickly so never leave your pet in the car — even for a quick errand. (Learn about pets and heatstroke) Instead, use the drive-through for errands when available. No longer restricted just to fast food, pharmacies, banks and even some coffee shops now will deliver to your waiting car while your pet rides in comfort. (Photo: Thinkstock) 2. Friends Can Help!Bring a friend who can play with your dog outside while you run your errand. (Photo: Thinkstock) 3. Come On In!Shop at pet-friendly stores where your dog is welcome to browse with you. Maybe he’ll help you pick out your next purchase! Be sure to practice with your dog a few times at non-crowded hours to be sure your pup’s social and leash skills are up to the task of shopping. Need a refresher? Check out our primer on teaching leash walking. (Photo: Thinkstock) 4. Enjoy the Sunshine At Outdoor CafesInstead of eating indoors, try an outdoor cafe. Many will allow your pup to sit underneath the table — and some will even offer your pup a cooling bowl of water! (Photo: Thinkstock) 5. Skip the Trip -- For Your DogLeave your dog at home where it’s cool and safe. A little alone time can be healthy. Worried about separation anxiety? We can help with that. We have an article that should help a stressed dog. (Photo: Thinkstock) 6. Share the infographic!Click on the image above to see all these tips in one infographic that you can easily embed on your own website! Share these tips with your friends to keep pets safe. 7. Tell us!How do you keep your dog safe when you’re running errands?