Wag Calendar Dogs 2021 : Meet “Elvis”, Our Cover Boy ♥️

My name’s Elvis. I’m a nine year-old Boxer-Labrador cross, and I live in Gateshead with my two Dads.

I’ve been a Wag dog since 2018 and I visit the residents at Rosewood House which is a ten minute walk from my house, or maybe 15 depending on how many pee stops I do on my way there.

Dad’s sister had heard about friendship dogs and suggested that because I’m a proper friendly good-boy, I might make a good candidate if I passed all my tests. I always used to really brighten up Dad’s own-Mam’s day – who was housebound and lived on her own – whenever I visited, so they decided that it would be nice to do the same for some other elderly people who would appreciate a bit of canine company.

I love visiting the two big day rooms at Rosewood where I can ‘do my rounds’ and give paws for treats and I especially like visiting new residents in their rooms, so that I can have a good sniff around after introducing myself because I’m a bit nosey like that. I have missed not being able to go because of the Pam-Derek, but next week I am doing a video call, so that I can wave my paw at everyone.

I think I will likely be staying at home for Christmas this year because Big Boris said so. But Dads will be off work for a couple of weeks, so hopefully I can go for some nice walkies out and about. December is also my birthday month, so I get a double celebration. Hopefully Santa Paws will bring me treats, and tennis balls and maybe a smart new collar…

Hope you love your calendar!


  1. Celine on 1st December 2020 at 7:51 am

    Aww Elvis, you are such a sweetie, and you bring joy in a lot of people lives.
    You made me smile when time was bleak for me. We love you and why you are doing is great.

    • Diana Spence on 3rd December 2020 at 12:52 pm

      Hi Celine, thanks so much for your comment. Yes Elvis is a special dog, as are all our Wag Friendship dogs. There’s something so magical and calming about stroking or cuddling a dog, so we want to help share that magic with our elderly friends…Hopefully when restrictions lessen our Visiting Wag Teams can get back out there sharing some love. All so missed by everyone xx

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