There is an area where they can lay in the sunlight and another spot where they can sit in the shade
I often worry about my dogs during the summer months when the temperatures outside are really hot and humid. My dogs love to be outside even when the temperatures are less than ideal.They would spend all day basking in the hot sun, but I know that isn’t good for them when the outdoor temperatures are in the 90’s. They come into the house panting and short of breath. We keep water out in three different places across the yard, but they still come into the house painting. Last year during the last month of Summer I got a great idea. I decided to build an air conditioned space for the dogs. I started off by taking their dog kennel apart. I knew that I could use those pieces and repurpose them for a different use. I made the area for the dogs half the size of the yard. I air conditioned the space using a portable evaporative cooler. The portable evaporative cooler serves two purposes. It constantly recycles the water allowing cool air to come out of the bottom and the reservoir is low enough to the ground that the dogs can drink from it as well. During the day we can leave the dogs in the air conditioned space for several hours. There is an area where they can lay in the sunlight and another spot where they can sit in the shade. This summer things are going to be a lot different for the dogs. I think they are really going to enjoy the changes that were made just for them.