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The Heartwarming Story Of How Ex-Soldier And Homeless Dog Ended Up Rescuing Each Other

Friday 26 October 2018


From Welsh newspaper the Daily Post:



The heartwarming story of how ex-soldier and homeless dog ended up rescuing each other

Fibromyalgia sufferer John Riddler trained up Coz as his assistance dog to carry out the every day tasks he struggles to do

By Amelia Shaw
23 October 2018
© 2018 a Reach plc subsidiary

A dog rescued after it was given up by its owners has gone on to become a lifesaver for the man who took it in.

Coz, an 11-year-old Collie and Alsatian cross, has become an assistance dog for Bangor man John Riddler, performing all sorts of tasks including taking his washing out of the machine and even cash out of the hole in the wall if he struggles.

Mr Riddler, 51, decided to adopt Coz when he found him at the Freshfields animal centre in Nebo. As he suffers from fibromyalgia - a debilitating condition that causes chronic pain throughout his body - he finds everyday tasks difficult.

But the pooch - who was left behind when his owners emigrated - makes light work of them.

Mr Riddler said: "Since I've had fibromyalgia it's been difficult for me to do the things most people can."


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