GUIDE Dogs have been making a splash in the sunshine.
Due to the rising temperatures – which have pushed 27 degrees – the assistance dogs have been unable to go for their regular walks and runs.
Instead trainers have pulled out the paddling pools and the pups have enjoyed playing in the water.
A charity spokeswoman said: “It’s been too hot for the dogs this week so they have swapped their harnesses for their swimmers.
“This has been a regular scene over the last few days as we are trying to keep the dogs as cool as possible during the mini heatwave.”
And Guide Dogs staff are encouraging others to keep their pets cool during the hot days, which are set to continue over the coming week.
They say to never leave a dog in a car, groom regularly to remove hair, keep water topped up, feed in the evenings, walk early in the morning or in the evening and to look out for symptoms of heat stroke – if in doubt call a vet immediately.