One blind man lost his beloved guide dog after he was told he is too big.

Roger Debman had to order Peter, a golden retriever, to follow a rigorous diet and exercise program in an effort to reduce his weight after he weighed 7 lb (49.5 kgs).

His guide dog has not been able to lose weight fast enough, despite a strict weight-management diet and daily walks.

“Dead” 60-yearold had to surrender five-year old Peter to foster care so that he loses weight. Guide Dogs, a charity for dogs with disabilities, admitted it might take some time.

Roger was partially blinded after suffering two heart attacks, and suffered a stroke in 2008. He claimed he is now ‘disgusted” by the decision.

Roger says that Peter “maintains his body beautifully” and would not be too thin if he reached the charity’s ideal weight. He claims that his vet has set a goal for him to weigh 7st 1lb (45 kgs).

Roger Debman, 60, pictured his guide dog Peter, has had his beloved golden retriever of three years taken off him after being told his dog is too fat.

Roger Debman (60), pictured Peter his guide dog, after he was told that his golden retriever Peter is too big.

Now, the dog’s owner claims he is unable to take his beloved pet out without Peter, and he has to rely on his neighbours and wife to keep him safe.

Guide Dogs stated that keeping the dogs healthy was essential and Peter, who was overweight, was placed with a fosterer to lose weight. Roger would then be returned the dog.

Roger, from Liverpool, Merseyside, said: ‘It’s so b***** lonely here, it’s an absolute nightmare.

“I have had 2 heart attacks, and 1 stroke. Since the stroke, my vision was partially restored. [had]A brain injury that makes it difficult to deal with stress.

Guide Dogs interrogate people like secret police when they come around.

Peter is 2 inches taller that the national average [for golden retrievers]

“If the length and breadth of your dog are not known, how do you calculate their ideal weight?”

Even on a weight management diet, along with several walks a day, Peter (pictured) has been unable to shift the pounds quickly enough to meet the Guide Dogs' optimum weight of 6st 3lbs (40kgs)

Peter (pictured) is unable to shed the excess weight even with a diet that includes walking several times a day and weight management.

Roger Debman, pictured with his wife Debra Debman, 52, was ordered to put golden retriever Peter on a strict diet and exercise regime in a bid to tackle his weight gain after tipping the scales at 7st 7lbs (49.5kgs)

Roger Debman (pictured here with Debra Debman), 52) was given the order to place Peter, his golden retriever, on a diet and exercise program in an effort to reduce his weight after he tipped the scales at 7t7lbs (49.5kgs).

The letter from the Guide Dogs charity stating Peter was overweight and was going to be taken into temporary foster care until he lost weight

Peter’s overweight status was confirmed by the Guide Dogs charity. He was to be put in temporary foster home until he loses weight.

Five-year-old golden retriever guide dog Peter with black labrador Nevin, who passed away four months ago

Peter, a five-year-old guide dog for golden retrievers and black labrador Nevin who died four months ago.

Peter’s heartbroken owner stated that Guide Dogs asked him to take Peter in for two-weekly weigh-ins, so that they could keep tabs on his weight.

Roger still feels the grief of losing his beloved guide dog Nevin four months ago. Roger said that even though he increased his exercise routine and monitored his food intake, Peter didn’t reach the charity’s ideal weight.

Roger got a call from Roger stating that Peter was being placed into temporary foster custody after he had missed his target. On Friday, November 5, Peter was removed.

Roger stated: “I was informed by telephone that they were going to take him. They got me so stressed, I had to hand the phone to my wife.

I went outside and sat at the door while she spoke to me. I heard her hang up and I came in to find her crying.

“They arrived just after 11 o’clock on Friday, and I have felt completely lost ever since. It is horrible to consider what Peter must be going through. 

Debra Debman was Roger’s 52-year old wife and a nurse. She said Guide Dog’s actions had devastated’ them both. 

Guide Dogs is a charity that helps people with sight loss.

“We have been having constant problems with them from the very beginning. But this new pantomime is the straw that broke our hearts and forced us to confront bullying and constant pressure.

“There must be urgent training in how to help people with brain injuries, as they often experience anxiety and are unable to cope with stress.

“Roger” is one of these people and I won’t listen to a 60 year-old speak the same way that he did. 

Tim Davies, chief veterinarian at Guide Dogs, stated that they want to establish long-lasting successful partnership with guide dogs. This is what Mr Debman as well as Peter want.

“We are sorry for his situation. However, with the agreement of Mr Debman, Peter was temporarily placed with a fosterer in order to assist him with weight loss and improve his health. Peter was very overweight.

“We evaluate all dogs individually, taking into consideration factors like age, breed, and height, and working closely alongside independent vets. Peter’s ideal state was determined by both Mr Debman’s veterinarian and our staff.

“When Peter reaches his ideal state, he will be back to Mr Debman. In recent months, we have been supporting Mr Debman in an intense way to help him lose weight. We will support him every step of the way.

“Maintaining our dogs’ health and well-being is of paramount importance. An excess of weight could increase your risk for health issues and eventually jeopardize the success of a life-changing relationship. We try to minimize this.