Yes, when your dog is in distress you call a taxi or a friend and get her home. The dog is your responsibility and a dog that shuts down on a very hot day during a run is suffering. You were lucky. lefty This +1 The dog shut down enough that she needed to lay in the water for 30 minutes and then you decided the best way to get her home was by running her home? The responsible way would have been to walk her with frequent breaks in the shade. Say what you will but you're very lucky you didn't lose your dog that day.