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    Hello Everyone!

    So this is my first summer having Winston. Now summers in New England vary from 70s-90s. I do not have central air in my house but I do have two window units one for my bedroom and one for Winston's room. I am just worried about how he will be in the summer and do no want anything to happen to him! So I was wondering if you experts had any tips on how to keep him cool and would know how hot is too hot??

    Thanks!!

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    I'm in Central Ma and last year Bruin & Lilly did ok, with 1 AC in the window on the first floor. In the morning we would keep the blinds shut, then at lunch time when the bf would go home he would put the AC on low, then when I got home, I'd put it on high. They did ok, just a little light panting here and there by Bruin.

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    I'm in Maine and I too have a new bully - I plan to leave AC on low while I am at work and of course have one for our bedroom at night where he also sleeps.

    I also have his kiddie pool out - he has used that a lot already.

    Will see how it all works out but I think he'll be fine.
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    Hello, my first summer with Gio and Diva too and I am right outside Boston. We are buying a kiddie pool for them and also might invest in those cooling vests. We have a AC in one of the bedrooms upstairs but are buying another one for one of the rooms downstairs as well! I think anything over 80 you gotta limit outside time, pretty much only to go use the bathroom. But on days that are over 80 I plan on walking them after 7p.m when it starts to cool down.
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    Thanks so much everyone!! Yeah the plan was to keep the blinds shut and maybe a fan on then when my husband goes home at lunch he was going to put the AC on for him. He is on the first floor. I just wasn't sure if that would be ok, we are also fairly close to the water which helps with the house not getting super hot! I may also get one of this cooling collars and a kiddie pool for him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LynnA View Post
    I'm in Maine and I too have a new bully - I plan to leave AC on low while I am at work and of course have one for our bedroom at night where he also sleeps.

    I also have his kiddie pool out - he has used that a lot already.

    Will see how it all works out but I think he'll be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren31287 View Post
    Thanks so much everyone!! Yeah the plan was to keep the blinds shut and maybe a fan on then when my husband goes home at lunch he was going to put the AC on for him. He is on the first floor. I just wasn't sure if that would be ok, we are also fairly close to the water which helps with the house not getting super hot! I may also get one of this cooling collars and a kiddie pool for him!
    That is basically what we've done for Chunk. We actually had a window unit with a temperature gauge on it and kept it set at 78degrees. With blinds shut, it barely kicked on unless the outside temp was over 90. We also live by the water and that definitely helps. Chunk gets his long walks early in the morning (around 7am) and later in the evening (7:30-8pm) when it's cooler, with quick potty breaks in between. Has worked great! Oh and he loves his kiddie pool too! There is a video/pics from last year somewhere on the forum.

    Oh the other suggestion I have is to get one of those indoor/outdoor thermometers from somewhere like Lowe's. It has helped us control the temp in our apartment for both Chunk and the baby.


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    We have a/c but we use fans, iced water (water with ice cubes), frozen pumpkin and the pool!!!
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    Thanks so much everyone!! That thermometer sounds like a good idea and so does that frozen pumpkin!! Winston absolutely loves pumpkin so I am sure he would love that!! I appreciate the help as always!

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    We have AC and keep it at about 75 during the day. They only go outside to go potty and playtime is also in the evening once the temps drop. MI has some weird weather, they say if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes cuz it will change!

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    Hank LOVES his pool! He pouts when I put it away. Summer months in Florida are rough. I keep the ac at 74 for Hank during the day. We hang out inside a lot during the summer : )

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    Default Re: Summer Months

    this is something we've been looking into a lot. Summers in Alabama get miserable (except this year so far, the weather has been being kinda crazy?).
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