Originally Posted by macgyver
Why not just train your dog to stay in the house? or get a doggie door? probably cheaper than cooling your porch.
Since I'm in AZ i don't' want all the cool air from inside being able to go out side. A doggy door would be like leaving a window open during the summer. I already get an electric bill of $300 a month in the summer. Also my dog is a 100lb rottie. Any doggy door I get, a person could fit through. Granted if I saw a 100lb rottie, I would stay away from that house. But she is just a sweetheart and would never hurt anyone so i don't want to take that chance.
I might be able to leave her inside but I have no idea how she would do.