Keep the Hot Dogs Cool!

Fund for ice, cooling, and health of dogs in San Bernardino and other city shelters without air conditioning.
This campaign failed to reach its funding goal 9 months ago
22% Funded
  • $2,152.00 Donated
  • $10,000.00 Goal
  • 30 Donors
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About the Campaign

You can help keep these poor dogs (and cats!) comfortable during heat emergencies and excessive heat warnings. The San Bernardino City Animal Shelter does NOT have air conditioning, and the kennels are outdoors. Temperatures during extreme times can exceed 115F (45C) in the shade.

$4.00 buys one extra large block of ice. $10.00 buys one bag of three medium blocks. We will also be buying bags of ice cubes to keep the water bowls cold. The ice company is donating delivery and a refrigerated trailer to store the ice. Big thank you to Bear Ice in San Bernardino!

San Bernardino Shelter has NO AIR CONDITIONING

All the dogs are in outdoor kennels. There is a sprinkler/misting system installed that sprays a mist of cool water over the kennels. This helps lower the ambient temperature in the kennels to tolerable, if still uncomfortable, levels.

The cat room has a swamp cooler (evaporative cooling) but no AC. So cool water, and ice help with supplemental cooling in the cat room as well.

Money from this fund also help us with other items that keep the dogs cool, such as bowls for the ice, fans, etc…

What this fund will be used for:

The money raised here will be used to help shelters in the southern California area keep dogs cool. This will be for ice during heat emergencies, but also for more permanent solutions. Any public shelter that could use help should contact us!

Unfortunately San Bernardino shelter, and some other desert area shelters, also suffer from extreme cold in exposed outdoor kennels  during the winter. Deserts are hot in the summer, but very cold in the winter, especially at night. If we raise enough money we will also use it to help with these conditions!


Previous fundraisers and financial data:

Our previous fundraiser, now closed, can be seen here: 

August 7, 2018 fundraiser financial report is here:

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  • Elaine Salas

    Let’s keep these babies comfortable in this miserable heat.

    August 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm Reply

  • Carol Gibbons

    Those poor babies!! Hope everyone can donate to help out these precious animals.. bless you FAD and everyone involved caring and for your compassion to help they’re suffering in this insane heat!

    August 8, 2018 at 1:43 pm Reply

  • Joann Hunter

    The dogs need to cool down.

    August 9, 2018 at 3:05 am Reply

  • Britt Noble-Hawke

    Helping the pups at my local shelter

    August 9, 2018 at 5:41 am Reply

  • Mayra Perez

    These poor babies don’t deserve to suffer.

    August 9, 2018 at 9:33 am Reply

  • Stephanie Portillos

    I love animals! Thank you for helping them everyday!

    August 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm Reply

  • Maggie Dole

    Thank you for helping these animals!

    August 10, 2018 at 12:13 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for doing what you do!

    August 10, 2018 at 3:34 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    I adopted my precious Sadie from this shelter.

    August 10, 2018 at 7:27 pm Reply

  • Paz Izquierdo

    I love animals and I hate to see them suffering

    August 10, 2018 at 8:31 pm Reply

  • Lisa Switzer

    Thank you for helping the animals at SBC!

    August 11, 2018 at 12:41 pm Reply