#AZHeatTest: Just How Safe Is Your Outdoor Dog House?

Hint: It Could Be Considered Cruel Confinement, and Could Result in Death.

On Thursday, August 15, we held an experiment to test just how hot it can get inside of a plastic dog house that is left outside on a typical Arizona summer day via AHS’ Twitter.

Every hour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. we checked the temperature using the temperature gun AHS’ rescue team keeps handy this time of year. This tool records the surface temperature of an object and was pointed in the same spot inside of the dog house throughout the course of the day – a day in which the high temperature was expected to be 113 degrees. Follow along with the Tweets below!

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