Neighbors Help by Sharing a Dog in Barefoot Bay

Neighbors volunteer to take dog for walks in Barefoot Bay.
Neighbors volunteer to take dog for walks in Barefoot Bay.

BAREFOOT BAY – We love community stories; this is one about a puppy named “Sugar.”

When a retired Barefoot Bay resident got a part-time job, he was worried about his dog Sugar. What would he do with his dog while at work? Who’s going to let her out so she can “do her business”?

Thankfully, several neighbors stepped-in to walk her. Some just stopped by to pet and talk to the puppy.

A puppy named Sugar.
A puppy named Sugar.

“She is so popular now that there is a sign-out sheet if you take her,” said neighbor Joan Moskus of Barefoot Bay.

“For me its a blessing, I need to lose weight so walking to see her will help,” Moskus told Sebastian Daily.

For other elderly neighbors — it’s like having “fun” with a dog without the commitment or expense of a pet.

Dogs are fantastic company and fun to have around. Seeing the unconditional love of dogs can make this very rewarding.

Moskus says it’s all about “neighbors helping neighbors in Barefoot Bay.”

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About Andy Hodges
Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland. When he was age 9, his parents moved to Jupiter, Florida. Andy spent several years at various radio & television stations in Florida such as WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. In 1994, Andy made a career change to computer programming and worked for several technology companies (two are Fortune 500) in Atlanta, Georgia. However, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2002. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.