We all like to take our dog with us to do errands, but when it warms up, your car heats up very quickly-even with the windows open and in the shade. Dogs don’t sweat like we do. They get rid of excess heat through panting and from the bottom of their pads. They have fur and a body temperature of 101-102.5 degrees. Leaving your dog in the car for just a few minutes is too long. Dogs can withstand a body temperature of 107-108 degrees for only a short period of time before irreparable brain damage or death. Please seek immediate vet care if your dog becomes overheated.