Concerned passersby in the seaside town of Cleethorpes, Lincs, alerted the police after spotting the distressed dogs panting heavily inside a blue Ford.
Two of the hounds were in the backseat of the car, while a third was languishing in the baking boot.
They are believed to have been left there for an hour on one of the hottest days of the year.
Resident Louise Cook was alerted to their plight by her alarmed son.
She said: "It was such a hot day, you could see that the dogs were really having problems, with one hiding itself away in the foot well just to try and get out of the sun."
Ms Cook and her son eventually found a PCSO who "dropped everything" to break into the car and free the dehydrated dogs.
By that point angry crowds had gathered, some threatening to break in the windows themselves.
Ms Cook added: "Five minutes would have been enough time to cause the dogs some damage, I am just happy that they got out and were safe."
Once the the dogs were freed by the officer, staff from the nearby kebab shop brought water and food for the distressed animals.
The disgraced owner returned to collect his pooches shortly afterwards.
The RSPCA maintains a line dedicated line for circumstances like this which you can reach on 0300 1234 999 for advice but they say calling 999 should always be the first step if the animal is in immediate danger.
According to the charity, the temperature inside a car can rise to 47 degrees Celsius even when the outside temperature is just 22 degrees Celsius, potentially fatal levels for a dog.
Last year a devastated dog owner left his three Staffordshire Bull Terrier in his car in warm weather – with fatal results.
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