Be mindful: Hot asphalt can burn feet!
A sunny 85-degree day (air temperature) can cause asphalt temperatures to reach as high as 140°. To put that into perspective, an egg can fry in 5 minutes at 131°. At 125°, skin destruction can occur in as little as 60 seconds, resulting in pain, redness, swelling, and bleeding. As a rule of thumb, press the back of your hand firmly against the asphalt for 7 seconds. If it is uncomfortable for you, it will also be uncomfortable for your pet.