With Arizona temperatures starting to heat back up, the Recreation Centers of Sun City West would like to remind residents about safety precautions to take when it comes to hot weather and their pets.

As a reminder, residents may not leave pets tied up or unattended outside of Rec Center facilities.

Don’t leave dogs unattended and confined in any motor vehicle for any length of time. By law, residents can legally use reasonable force to rescue dogs left in cars if they feel the dog is in danger.

Also, take extra care when going out with your pet for a walk. Sidewalks and asphalt can become extremely hot during the summer months. Wait until night time, when the sidewalks have cooled down, or go in the early morning before the sun rises.