Paul Halligan has been a taxi driver in London for 10 years, but his passengers aren’t human. They’re dogs.
Halligan, 60, is an official ‘dog chauffeur’ and spends his days picking pooches up from their homes and dropping them off at doggy day care centres.
He has been a driver for pets of footballers, MPs and pop stars for 10 years.
As part of the service, he asks owners which radio stations the dogs like to listen to while in the car.
Paul said: “I love everything about the job! I’ve been doing the same route for nine years now and been picking up some of those dogs since they were puppies, that are now nine or 10 years old.”
Paul’s love of animals first started in school, when he looked after the neighbour’s chickens and walked their dogs for extra pocket money.
After spending his early career working in a number of roles, Paul saw a unique job vacancy advertised online in 2011 for a dog chauffeur.
dog, pooch = สุนัข
puppy = ลูกสุนัข
taxi driver = คนขับแท็กซี่
chauffeur = คนขับรถ
pick up = ไปรับ
drop off = ส่งไปที่
footballer = นักฟุตบอล