Gallery: 32 pictures of Suffolk’s much loved dogs
PUBLISHED: 09:17 11 June 2020
We celebrate Suffolk’s dogs enjoying life in the county with this great selection of photos from the owners who love and care for them
Albert, owner Stephanie Downes
Chokka, owner Jessica Edwards
Deeks, owner Kerry Wheeler
Daisy by Michelle Dunnell
Parker at Martlesham Creek, owner Kate Widling
Lola, owner Madeleine Marjoram
Roo, owners Charlotte and Shane Morrison
Rosie. owner Gail Pryke
Seamus, owner Stephanie Downes
Tara, owner Yolande Lockwood
Tink, carer Sue Partington
Wilma, owner Georgina Wroe
Hachie, owner Liz Nice
Herbie, owner Liz Nice
Lulu, owner Claire Barr
Rosco, owner Jennie Squirrell
Neville, owner Bianca Ranson
Molly, owner Gill Sadler
Tilly, owner Gill Sadler
Tilly, owner Gill Sadler
Bonnie and Buster, owner Katie Mayhew
Buddy, Jojo and Rocco, owner Bethany Skuse
Bruno and Jasper (honourary dog, really a kitten), owner NicolePearson
Guide dog Willow, trainer Penny Parker
Piper, owner Diana Stafford
Podge and Possum, owner Julie Schwer
Bailey by Karen Dutton
Fury, owner Tracey Veale
Pebbles, owner Chantelle Rackham
Indie, owner Sarah Ayling-Bate
Winnie, owner Evelynn Draws
Kratu, owner Tessa Eagle Swan
The recent past has shown many of us just why dogs have long been known as our best friends.
For most of us, our dog is our companion – another member of the family or the other half of a couple. But for many people with disabilities or illnesses, their assistance dog is a lifeline, providing emotional and practical support. It’s well documented that having a dog in our life can be beneficial for our physical and mental health in so many ways. It was pictures of pets, especially our dogs, doing crazy, cute and laugh-out-loud things, that were the first pictures to flood social media in the early days of lockdown.
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As well as helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness, there are all the physical and psychological benefits that come from exercising a dog. Daily walks outdoors are just so good for us. Playing with a dog – throwing a ball, chasing around the park – is a great physical and mental pick-me-up.
And don’t let’s forget that dogs – domesticated by humans for centuries – have always been willing workers when we need them, performing important tasks for farmers, police and armed services, Border Force, search and rescue among others.
Suffolk is a great place to own a dog with so much coast and countryside to explore together. We should always observe the Countryside Code, of course, only go where we’re allowed, never worry animals and always clean up. So, here’s our celebration of Suffolk dogs.