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Free dog walking services for self-isolating pooch owners

The elderly and vulnerable can get their dogs walked for free dog-serious
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The UK is rallying together to make sure that our dogs get enough exercise during this extended period of self-isolation designed to halt the spread of the coronavirus.

By Ashley Murphy

Published on the 21/03/2020, 10:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:31

Due to the outbreak, the government has urged the elderly and those with underlying health issues to self-isolate. Some may be forced to spend up to 12 weeks in isolation, creating serious problems for dog owners up and down the UK.

Free dog walking services

That's why Lucy Green, owner of dog-walking business Ruff and Reddy, is offering her services free of charge to those most affected.

So now pooches based in and around Cumbria can still get their daily dose of walkies while their humans stay safe.


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In Scotland, members of Nairn County FC are giving back to the local community after it saved the club from going into administration a few years ago.

Players and staff are collecting medication and going on shopping runs for the elderly. And if anyone has a dog that needs walking, the volunteers from Nairn County FC are happy to take the lead.


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A real community spirit

The news is a welcome relief, and not just for us dog lovers. It shows what people will do for each during a crisis and our commitment to protecting those who need it most.

So let's keep our paws crossed and hope we see more of this community spirit over the next few months.