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Santa for dogs hands out treats all year

Lawrence Harry has been offering treats to his dog neighbors in Emerald Harbor for over 20 years.

Lawrence Harry and neighborhood dog Ollie
Lawrence Harry and neighborhood dog Ollie
Photo by Lesley Dwyer
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People love treating others around the holidays, but Lawrence Harry pedals his Christmas spirit year-round. Literally. 

Harry, who has lived in Emerald Harbor since 2000, rides around the neighborhood on his bike with a bag of dog treats in his basket. He's been doing it since the day he moved in. 

The human neighbors love his kindness and generosity, and the dog neighbors love his tasty treats. At the first sight of Harry, Ollie got excited and started pulling on his leash, scrambling over to the bicycle as quick as possible to get his treat and hear the words every dog wants to hear, "Good boy."



Lesley Dwyer

Lesley Dwyer is a staff writer for East County and a graduate of the University of South Florida. After earning a bachelor’s degree in professional and technical writing, she freelanced for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Lesley has lived in the Sarasota area for over 25 years.

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