In our area we just worry about the cold, the snow, hurricanes, and anything that hits Long Island. Typically we just keep the dogs warm in the winter in our house and cool in the summer... in our house. I think this year, since we just got Dex, it's going to be a little different than we're used to. I have a neighbor with a Golden Retriever (his best friend), so maybe he'll just visit there during the day if it gets too hot.