80-Year-Old Takes Rescued Pups Around In A Homemade Dog Train


Buckle up, these dogs are going for a ride.

According to The Dodo, 80-year-old Eugene Bostick, retired, dedicated the rest of his life to rescuing abandoned dogs in dire need of help.

"People sometimes come by and dump dogs out here, leaving them to starve," Bostick told the publication. "So, we started feeding them, letting them in, taking them to the vet to get them spayed and neutered. We made a place for them to live."

But to entertain the dogs, he thought up an extraordinary idea.

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Bostick told a local NBC affiliate that, at first, he started picking up dogs for a ride on his little tractor. But "then more dogs started to show up and I said, 'Uh-oh!' That's not enough room!"

So he pieced together a homemade "dog train," using plastic barrels and tires, to provide each dog with their own seat to explore the town — "stopping by a local creek for some fresh air" — comfortably. It gets them into fresh air and keeps them happy, too.

"Whenever they hear me hooking the tractor up to it, man, they get so excited," Bostick told The Dodo. "They all come running and jump in on their own. They're ready to go."

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In an adorable video uploaded to YouTube, Bostick waves to a passerby as he crosses the road, towing eight barking dogs behind him like it's just any other day.

Looks like it's a great time for everyone involved.

(H/T: The Dodo)