Visiting Wag Team Sarah and her Friendship Dog Marley visit Mrs Doreen F in Sunderland. 

Doreen is 91 and a widow who lives alone but with close family support nearby. She’s always loved dogs, she had German Shepherds into her 80’s, but now for health reasons and because she’s living in sheltered accommodation, she can’t have one of her own any more.

Her new best friend, Marley the Staffie X, adores Doreen and the feeling is mutual. Doreen adores Marley and really looks forward to his visits. The feeling is mutual, Marley loves cuddling with Doreen and sharing a treat or two before settling down for a snooze whilst his ‘mum’ and Doreen chat over a cuppa!