Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up

Dogheirslogo

DogHeirs Tshirts

Senior helps walk dogs for housebound dog owners so they can keep their dogs

Dogart_thumb By Ellen | February 26, 2014 | Comments (1)

Senior helps walk dogs for housebound pet owners
Fred Simpson walks dogs for housebound pet owners. Photo: EADT Suffolk Magazine

Seventy-eight-year-old Fred Simpson loves to walk dogs not only for exercise but also to help out fellow dog owners. Fred has two dogs of his own, but when he walks the seafront in Felixstowe in Suffold, England he can be surrounded by dogs and pushing an old-fashioned pram. He walks dogs that otherwise might not get out because the dogs' owners are housebound and cannot walk their dogs themselves.

The Englishman tells EADT Suffolk Magazine that he loves it. "I love doing it – it’s good for the dogs and it’s great for the owners I am helping. Many of the owners are housebound or cannot walk very far at all, and some are people who are out all day, and so they cannot exercise their dogs – many of them would have to give up their dogs if I didn’t take them out," he said.

dog walker uses old pram to walk dogs for housebound pet owners
Photo: EADT Suffolk Magazine

Fred has been involved with the Felixstowe Dog Training Club for 35 years. He walks up to nine dogs at a time and said the pram comes in handy when smaller dogs become tired and cannot walk as far as the big dogs. The pram also comes in handy to carry the dog poop he cleans up off the street and beach from lazy dog owners who refuse to clean up after their dogs.

Note: The pram Fred uses on his walk is starting falling apart, so Simpson is asking anyone has an old Marmet or Silver Cross carry cot style pram they are no longer using and would like to help him out to give him a call at 01394 277330.



View more articles in: Community News

You may also like

Officer smashes window, crawls inside to save distressed dog who triggered alarm in hot car

A dog left in a car in the hot sun was rescued after he set off the vehicle's alarm. Not only did the police officer responding smash the car window, but she climbed through the back window to reach the panicked dog. Richard Benford, who witnessed the incident told the DailyMail UK, "A lady who appeared to be some sort of animal warden climbed through the small smashed window to get the dog, which was...
Read more

Chained German Shepherd Dog left to die saved by vacationing couple

A German Shepherd Dog mix was close to death when Chris and Bob Thornton ran across her, chained outside an empty home in a remote region of Mount Sagra, near Alicante, Spain. It was Christmas Day 2011 and the English couple were on a walking holiday with friends, when they found the dog tied up with no shelter from the sun and without food and water. Another dog was chained up next to her but...
Read more

Impatient Boxer hilariously blasts car horn when owners away for few minutes (VIDEO)

Fern the Boxer was not a happy dog when her owners parked and left her in the car while they went for a quick visit to a gallery in Britain. Within 5 minutes, she was blasting the car horn, and passers-by captured her frustration on video, which is now going viral. Fern's guardians Graham and Fiona Haddow were returning to their car 15 minutes later and saw crowds gathered around their car. Realizing it was...
Read more

Sussex police warn dog owners about poisoned sausages found on popular walking trail

Cocktail sausages laced with slug pellets have been found along a popular dog walking trail in the British town of Hailsham in East Sussex. Hailsham Police have issued a warning to dog owners to be careful after the poisoned meat was discovered by a member of the public on Cuckoo Trail in Hailsham on Wednesday April 8, 2015. Hailsham Police released photographs of the poisoned sausages (see below). An RSPCA spokesman announced, "We are deeply...
Read more

After a year by himself, lonely fox living in woman’s garden finds love (PHOTOS)

A fox took up residence in Jen's backyard last March, much to her delight. And this week, he appeared to have a new friend…a girlfriend. Jen lives in England and said the foxes like their garden probably because all the neighboring properties have dogs and cats. "Fortunately (or unfortunately as I want a cat!) we have neither," said Jen. "Next door has three cats, and there are numerous huge dogs in neighboring gardens too! There's...
Read more

Comments on this Article

I LOVE TO SEE ANGELS IN ACTION!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING THE ANGEL THIS PRECIOUS DOGS NEED, GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!!
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Spring Sale on T-Shirts

Must See

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2015 DogHeirs