A Flintshire dog rescue has shared their methods for keeping the dogs cool and safe during soaring heatwave temperatures. 

Skylor Animal Rescue, which is based in Deeside, Flintshire, is a family run dog rescue centre that holds between 12-14 dogs including long term fosters.

The centre is currently at full capacity and even has around 20 dogs on its' waiting list. 

The Leader: Billy and Winston at Skylor's animal rescueBilly and Winston at Skylor's animal rescue

With temperatures predicted to reach over 30 degrees on Monday and Tuesday, founder of the rescue, Dawn Taylor, feels that it's essential that pet owners "use common sense".

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The majority of the dogs at the rescue are large breeds including greyhounds, Rottweilers and even a friendly husky. 

Mrs Taylor said: "We make sure that the flooring is wet and if it dries out a little bit we wet it again as it keeps their paws cool.

"We don't walk the dogs in this heat and they don't even go on the field to have exercise as it's just too hot."

The Leader: Collars for the dogs at Skylors animal rescueCollars for the dogs at Skylors animal rescue

The rescue is run by Mrs Taylor alongside her husband and son as well as some volunteer dog walkers and fosterers. 

At the centre the dogs are kept occupied on warm days with wet toys and she ensures there is a constant supply of fresh water. 

Mrs Taylor said she checks on the dogs hourly to make sure they are comfortable and staying cool in the hot weather. 

The Leader: Outdoor open area for dogs Skylor animal rescueOutdoor open area for dogs Skylor animal rescue

Despite the soaring temperatures she says she consistently sees owners continuing to walk and even run with their dogs. 

She said: "Try and do it yourself, go and walk outside with bare feet and see if you could last five minutes out there, you wouldn't. 

"It's not fair."

Mrs Taylor said: "The heat kills a dog, staying indoors doesn't. 

"Keep them occupied in the house if they are an active breed with mind games and cooling activities."

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The RSPCA has also issued advice to dog owners ahead of the hot temperatures. 

They have urged dog owners to be aware of the dangers of walking their pets – especially ones with thick coats and underlying health conditions – during the warmer seasons.

The Leader: Winston Skylors animal rescueWinston Skylors animal rescue

The Skylors Animal Rescue currently have nine dogs looking for adoption and is also seeking extra help from dog walkers or volunteers. 

The rescue is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm by appointment only. 

Information about the current dogs needing rehoming can be found on this website.