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Surrey woman offers free dog walking for workers on COVID-19 frontline

Dog walker Paula Boos is offering her services for free to health-care workers. (Courtesy: Paula Boos)

Surrey's Paula Boos says she's thinking of health-care workers who can't care for pets

Retired long-term care worker offering free dog walking for workers of pandemic frontline

She can help out if you are close to her home

Surrey (NEWS 1130) – As health-care workers combat the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines, Paula Boos of South Surrey can’t help but think of the furry friends they’ve been forced to leave behind.

“We – you and I – should know better, to stay home. But they can’t stay home, so what are they doing with their pets?” she asked.

The retired long-term care worker spends much of her days house-sitting and dog-walking for her neighbours. In recent weeks, however, much of that work has dried up.

“Of course, with what’s going on, I’ve had all these cancellations and I find myself sitting at home with nothing to do,” Boos says. “I’m going crazy and I miss having these dogs around.”

Boos figured out a way to solve those two concerns at once.

She is offering free dog-walking services to anyone working on the frontlines of the pandemic, including paramedics, doctors and nurses.

As long as you’re within walking distance of her home (in White Rock, South Surrey, Ocean Park or Crescent Beach), Boos says she can help you out.

You can email her at auntypetcare@gmail.com.