Older, isolated North East dog lovers who really need friends this Spring!

Tyne & Wear
Mr P, Newcastle: Mr P lives alone in his own home, he’s managing worsening memory issues and as a huge dog lover, he misses their company badly.  His last dog was a much loved Alsatian and her loss is still very painful for him.  He would really like a visit from a female dog, he feels he connects best with them and ideally of course a larger breed.  It will be very special to provide him with new friends.

Mrs R, Newcastle: Mrs R is a widow, she lives with her son but he works full time and although she’s very sociable, she has sensory issues which mean she doesn’t get out the house anymore.  She’s always has dogs throughout her life, mixed breeds, usually rescues and she really misses her dogs.  She would really love visits from any breed of dog to cuddle again and a friend to have a chat and cuppa with too would be really welcome.

Mrs K, Newcastle: Mrs K lives alone in Newcastle having lost her husband over 10 years ago.  She’s always had dogs and after she lost her last dog, her beloved Westie, she realised she was no longer able to care for another one and she really misses them.  Her family are close and she has carers daily but a visit from Wag friends with regular cuddles from a special furry friend again will make a massive difference.


Mrs D is widowed and lives alone in her own home in Darlington, she’s had dogs all her life, Collies, Greyhounds and Jack Russell’s, sadly, because of health reasons, she can no longer have a dog of her own and really misses them. Her Son is very supportive, and she has carers visit but finds herself spending more time alone than she’d like.  She would love a friend to visit for a cuppa and a chat and would love to spend time with a dog again, she feels it would be beneficial to her wellbeing and mental health.

Mrs C, Billingham: Mrs C is a widow and lives alone, her health issues mean she’s housebound now. She’s always had dogs, Cocker Spaniels and King Charles Spaniels, but she can no longer have a dog of her own and she misses them terribly.  Her family are very supportive but now that she’s at home all the time she’s finding herself spending more time alone than she’d like.  New Wag friends will be very important to the way she feels about life now.

Mrs R, Cramlington: Mrs R lost her beloved husband during the pandemic and now she lives alone.  She’s had dogs throughout her life but for health reasons now it’s just not possible.  Regular visits from a little dog for cuddles and a new friend for a chat and a cuppa will make the world of difference!

Mrs T, near Haltwhistle: Mrs T lives with her husband within easy driving distance from Haltwhistle.  They’ve always had dogs and absolutely love them but now for health reasons they can no longer manage a dog of their own and they really miss them.  They’ve had a Visiting Wag Team for some time and adored them but they’ve had to retire and so we’re really keen to get them new Wag friends as soon as possible.


Mr T is recently widowed and lives alone in Alnwick. He has always had dogs in his life but is now unable to care for a dog of his own and misses them terribly.  He has very supportive family but would love regular visits from a new friend for a chat, he is managing some difficult health issues which affect his memory and mobility so it’s hoped that because of his special emotional connection with dogs, when he has regular contact with a dog again it will have a positive impact on his health and wellbeing.

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