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August 4, 2011

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Many people like to take their pets with them when they travel.  But what will you do with your dog when you have to go inside a building, such as a grocery store, where he does not belong?  You may have to leave him in the car.

Leaving a dog along in the car is unsafe for two major reasons.  First, the car heats up quickly even if it is not hot outside and the windows are down.  Second, someone could steal your dog.  When people see our Breeze Guard Window Screens, they hope that they have found the solution to these two major problems.  However, this is a common misconception.

Here is a good question often asked by our customers for the Breeze Guard Window Screens:
“The two top fitting around the door frame on the outside looks like cloth… Is it safe to leave valuables in the car? (Like my dog) …can’t they just cut the straps?”

Our reply:
“Thank you for contacting us regarding the Breeze Guard Window Screens. The pieces fitting around the door frame are strong velcro-like pieces. They are much more durable than regular velcro. Someone could cut the straps but it wouldn’t be any more difficult or easier than jimmying the car open or breaking a window. Non-professional criminals are looking for an easy-in such as an unlocked door while more professional criminals have the same tools for unlocking car doors as tow truck drivers or lock smiths. Because of these criminals it is never safe to leave your valuables, especially your pet, in the car.

“The Breeze Guard Window Screens are not intended to be theft guards. They are intended to keep your dog from putting his head out of the window and getting hit by flying road debris, from jumping out the window while the car is in motion, or from accidentally getting tossed out the window in the event of a car accident or emergency car maneuver.

“We hope this information has been helpful.  Thank you for considering us for your pet auto safety needs.  Please let us know if you have any additional questions or concerns.”

Another thing we could have replied to this customer was that even with the Breeze Guard Window Screens, the car can still get very hot inside.  Leaving the windows down in your car can alleviate the heat a little bit, but it is no substitute for air conditioning or a nice fast breeze coming through an open window when the car is in motion.

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