We can only provide our life-changing friendships with your support.

We are the only visiting dog charity befriending older dog lovers in their own homes as well as in care or in hospitals across the North East of England.

With an hour or two most weeks, our professionally assessed volunteers and their special pet dogs provide elderly people, often in poor health, bereaved and isolated, with something to look forward to, some human company for a chat and a cuddle with that much missed furry friend...

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Here's the difference our life-changing friendships make...

Where we’re working and the impact we have.

We work across all 12 unitary authorities of the North East of England.

The Wag & Company story so far…




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people benefitting

An estimated 51,000 pensioners in the North East are chronically lonely and they are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with good social networks.

With your support there’s more we can do to help.

We want more isolated elderly people to benefit from friendship and the company of a dog – but we can only do that with your support.

Whether you can volunteer, fundraise or Become a Friend of Wag and contribute towards the costs of providing Visiting Wag Teams in your community, we need you!


Volunteer spotlight
Meet Nishara & Neptune

"It's amazing the sense of pride I get when Joan refers to Neptune as her grandson, my heart just beams! We really love being part of Wag!"

Since 2020, Nish and Neptune have been visiting Joan in her own home in South Shields.

Our newly qualified Wag Friendship Dogs!