If you live in Arizona (or even if you’ve ever been there in the summers), you know how hot it can get.
At its hottest, the state can easily reach temperatures exceeding 106°F, a troublesome fact for dog owners. Cities across the state including Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tucson are making the move to indoor dog parks in an effort to provide spacious, climate-controlled areas where dogs can run free and play without the worry of overheating.
It’s important to remember that when it comes to cooling themselves off naturally, dogs are not like humans. They don’t sweat, and instead of using their skin as a radiator like we do, dogs rely on panting to cool themselves off. While this natural adaptation is effective in most environments, it’s just not enough to keep the heat at bay when summertime temps hit their highest in Arizona.
Because of the many beneficial features of steel buildings, more and more steel-built indoor dog parks are being erected throughout Arizona. Compared with wood-framed buildings, the advantages steel has make the use case for steel indoor dog parks a no-brainer.