A FORMER SOLDIER who suffered multiple injuries when his Royal Military Police army vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in 2010 has set up his own canine cab service.
Father-of-two Roy Newport (45), of Fowey, Cornwall, launched his dog-walking taxi facility earlier this year and said: “After a lengthy recovery and rehabilitation service, I was looking for something that was going to fit in with my family commitments. And my wife came up with the idea of a dog-walking service, which seemed the perfect choice.”
“Obviously Ruff Walkers it’s a bit different to what I was doing in the army, but it’s great to spend time with so many four-legged friends and I get to keep my fitness levels up.”
Roy said he also offered a dog home check service and added:
I make sure that pets are fed, watered and allowed to stretch their legs if owners are at work or need to be away for longer periods.
I am fully insured and checked by the Criminal Records Bureau and I hope that my background of spending 11 years in the army can offer reassurance to customers of my professionalism and reliability with their best friend.