Keeping them Cool and Safe.
Pets left in cars even for a minute or two can be fatal to your pet in the hot desert sunshine - even if you're parked in the shade. In many Palm Springs area desert cities it's illegal to leave your pet alone in the car at any time because of this high heat risk.
Also, bring booties for your dog's paws because the pavement is unbearably hot when the sun is out, up to 130 degrees, and will severely burn your pet's paws if the pets paws touch the pavement - even in and out of the car. Do not walk your dog or let them on pavement or cement during the peak sun hours and even afterwards, until the pavement is sufficiently cool to your touch.