UK pet trade and welfare bodies have helped to produce guidance for anyone walking other people’s dogs.
“Pets provide invaluable companionship, especially at this time,” said a spokesman for the Canine Feline Sector Group, which includes the Pet Industry Federation and Pet Food Manufacturers Association.
“For many dogs, going out for a walk is an important part of their daily routine. However, measures introduced to reduce coronavirus mean that lots of owners won’t be able to do this so may be relying on others to help them.
“If you have offered to walk someone else’s dog, the Canine Feline Sector Group, comprised of the UK’s leading pet welfare organisations, has developed some guidance to help keep everyone safe.”
For more information, visit www.cfsg.org.uk/coronavirus