How to Keep Your Dog Cool In a Locked Car... The Safe Way

19th Aug 2015

How to keep your dog cool in a locked car... the right way.

Every day, pet owners are in situations where their pet needs to stay safely in the car. You love your pet and want to take her everywhere with you.

Perhaps you are running an errand (or several), and your precious pug is along for the ride, but isn’t allowed inside the business. 

Or maybe you are going somewhere with your pet and need to have her with you:

  • A vet visit
  • A trip to the groomer’s
  • A drive over to the pet sitter’s
  • A visit to the dog park
  • Or a day at the lake or river for a raucous Saturday afternoon swim

There are a zillion reasons why you might have your dog in your car at any given time. 

And with that there are times she will sit... in a parking lot, with the doors locked.

...And the windows just cracked open for a "little" air movement.


Temperature Rise in Vehicles

We’ve all seen news reports and photos of dogs trapped in a car on a hot day, sometimes leading to their untimely demise.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the temperature inside your vehicle can rise nearly 30 degrees in 20 minutes, leaving your car's interior at nearly 120 degrees on a 90 degree day. This level of heat creates extreme risk for serious illness or death if your pet spends much time in the car at these temperatures.

That is the last thing you want to happen to the furriest member of your family. It's important to take precautionary measures against overheating, when you leave your dog in your car or truck.

You may be a truck driver...

...and you take your toy poodle with you over the road.

Your sweet dog is your furry companion, keeping you company on the many miles between loads. Your trucking company allows your dog to ride as a team driver. However, you frequently run into situations where pets aren’t permitted to get out of your rig.

Maybe dogs aren’t allowed at loading docks. Perhaps animals can’t be outside of your vehicle when in the delivery area.

But she can’t stay cool while cooped up inside the cab from Maine to Miami because of idling laws.

How are you supposed to make sure your dog stays safe in your big rig? When it comes to transporting your pup from place to place, you need a backup plan to ensure she is safe:

- Dog kennel -  Check.

- Comfy bed- Check.

- Doggie dish for water and food- Check.

- Chew toys- Check.

- Pet air conditioner just for Tootsie.  What??


IcyBreeze comes with pet-safe decals (upon request) along with the IcyBreeze air conditioning cooler. When affixed to your window passersby will recognize that your pet is truly safe and sound, leaving you and your pet in peace.

Welcome to the world of IcyBreeze

A place where you can create a safe and economical, cool spot in your cab environment for your pet, while your vehicle is off and locked.


By placing our entirely portable, battery-powered pet air conditioner in the seat or cargo area of your vehicle. So you can keep your pet cool and happy, while taking care of business.

The IcyBreeze provides a steady stream of cool air that will keep your pet comfortable in the vehicle when it's not running. 

How IcyBreeze Operates

IcyBreeze is the world’s first and only truly portable combination cooler and air conditioner.

It allows you to keep your dog cool using nothing more than an ice chest filled with ice and water along with cooling technology built into the lid.

Battery-powered and 100 percent portable.

Start by using your IcyBreeze device as a cooler, filling it up with chilled snacks, beverages and plenty of ice. When you are ready to put the chill on your dog, just add a little water, and turn on the circulating fan. The chilled water will run through the attached radiator, creating an instant blast of cool air.

  • You do not have to leave your car running for IcyBreeze to operate. It runs off of a rechargeable battery that is built into the unit. Choose between three speeds—low, medium and high—when you want to blow cold air to keep your pet cool.
  • The cold air flows through the vent, or you can use the attached flexi-hose for more direct cool currents.
  • Exactly how cool is Icy Breeze air? IcyBreeze air is up to 35 degrees colder than the surrounding air temperature.

Eco-Friendly Air Conditioning for Dogs

Using IcyBreeze you are able to keep your dog cool inside your locked car without worries. This unit is environmentally friendly and eco-safe thanks to zero use of dangerous refrigerants, such as Freon. We even use recycled plastics whenever possible in the construction of our IcyBreeze units.

A/C On the Go

You aren’t stuck with plug-ins and car battery-powered portable air conditioners. All you need is a couple quarts of water, some ice and the built-in rechargeable battery pack with the IcyBreeze. Best for smaller spaces and close quarters, such as in your car, the idea of this pet air conditioner is perfect for pet owners on the go.

Now that you understand how to keep your furry friends cool and comfortable, while at your side for errands and outdoor adventures, give IcyBreeze a go. This portable pet air conditioner will be your pet's best friend.