How to keep my Pyr cool outside in the summer heat

I rescued a stray Pyr mix with no background info. He insists on sleeping outside on our screened in back porch. He loves the cold but I am worried about him being outside in the summer heat. If he wants to be outside in the summer, how should I keep him cool?

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Feb 03, 2015
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Summer Heat,,,winter Cold
by: Dave

If he wants to excavate a hole in the ground let him,,,,,if he wants to be outside let him...if he wants to be inside...let him....Unless He's soaked or covered in Mud...LOL

Feb 08, 2015
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summer heat, winter cool
by: Sandra

Pyrs are really smart about where they want to be. As long as there is shade and lots and lots of water available, he will figure it out. Many Pyrs like their water to be cold, so in the summer, I always freeze a block of water and put it in a large pail or bowl - ice cubes melt too quickly - and the water stays colder longer, which they really enjoy.

Not sure how hot it gets where you are, but some Pyrs want to stay inside in the summer in air conditioning and go out early in the morning and later in the evening. Also do like to dig up holes to sleep in.

Your Pyr will let you know what he wants

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