SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- First responders are reminding people to keep their pets safe when they go into Colorado's great outdoors.
This past week, Summit County Rescue Group said they had two dog rescues. According to SCRG, both dogs were exhausted and one had torn pads.
According to SCRG, the owners were unaware of the pain their dogs were in.
SCRG says dogs will follow us anywhere, anytime, always, and that's not always a good thing. Rescuers say it's on owners to keep their dogs safe by learning what their dogs can handle in the backcountry. Planning will prevent dogs from collapsing due to exhaustion, getting injured, or worse.
Our Denver affiliate 9News provided more information on how to keep dogs safe while enjoying the outdoors.