As the world's temperatures keep rising, Phoenix, Arizona seems to be getting the worst of it. It's not uncommon for America's fifth most populous city to experience scorching heat during summer months, however 2017 is certainly going in the books for it's record-breaking temperatures soaring above the 100s.
While it's easier for humans to protect themselves from the unbearable heat, animals without proper care struggle to stay cool under such conditions. So when this year's Summer Solstice brought along another wave of extreme heat, a Phoenix-based pet resort knew something has to be done for animals who have yet to find their forever homes.
Second Home Pet Resort invited a group of canines from the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control to escape the intense heat by partaking in a pool party and it was epic.
Rescues Rogue, Greyson, Bean, Henry, Loki, Ozzie, Benito and Polo had the time of their lives as they splashed in the water at the park designed specifically for dogs. It's heartwarming to see the dogs enjoy some freedom away from the shelter and gambol around the resort without a care in the world.
The park's staff ensured that the pups and their volunteer chaperones made the most out of their day at Second Home by organizing games of catch, playing chase and engaging in fun water activities. Of course, some pool safety tips were shared.
Click on the next page for an adorable video of the dogs having a blast at the resort.
“We are grateful to Second Home Pet Resort in Phoenix for giving our dogs a chance to escape the extreme heat,” Melissa Gable, communications supervisor for the shelter, told People.com.
“Not only did the pool time keep the dogs cool, it also provided socialization and enrichment away from the shelter environment.”
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Second Home Pet Resort is a one of a kind all-suite resort for dogs and cats to board while their owners are away. Besides the Splash & Play Water Park, the fancy resort features other wonderful amenities to provide the ultimate comfort for pets.
The park is a secre 16.500 square foot facility filled with "special touches" like air-conditioned and heated rooms, skylights for natural light, a water park, 24-hour staffing, individual dog pavilions and calming music for ultimate relaxation. The resort also offers special services such as grooming and doggie day care.
It sure does sound like heaven for dogs and judging by video of the rescued canines prancing on the deck of the pool, Second Home Pet Resort did the right thing.
If you'd like to give one of these adorable pooches a forever home or learn about the efforts of the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, you can visit their website here.
How do you help your pet beat the heat? Let us know in the comments!