Dogs of the North East we need you!
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.
Mr I, Newcastle: Mr I lives alone now in Newcastle after his wife died. He is registered blind and can’t go out without support now and even though he spedsthe day with his daughter every Saturday and shops on a Thursday, he spends the rest of the time alone. Having had German Shepards throughout his life he really misses having contact with a dog, a big dog particularly, and having a fellow dog lover for a regular chat over a cuppa will be very welcome too.
Mrs C, Gateshead: Mrs C lost her husband recently, she’s always had dogs but now for health reasons it’s no longer possible and she’s also just moved into sheltered accommodation. Her family are very supportive but it’s obviously a difficult time, and she’s found herself withdrawing and feeling a bit isolated, When the prospect of visits from Wag & Company was suggested ‘her face beamed with delight’ – the hope is that Wag friends will help her feel more connected and generally better about the world!
Mrs C, Billingham: Mrs C is a widow, she lives alone now and for health reasons she’s also become housebound. She always had dogs, Cocker Spaniels and King Charles Spaniels, but she can’t have a dog of her own again 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.
Mrs D, Darlington: 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.
Mr T, Alnwick: 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.
Mr T has very supportive family but would love regular visits from a new friend for a chat and a cuppa, 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 really enrich his life and impact on his health and wellbeing too.
Mrs G, Amble: Mrs G lost her husband and her health issues mean that she’s housebound now and she’s become very isolated. She’s always had dogs, a Red Setter, Labrador, Bedlington terrier and a Poodle, and she loves chatting and reminiscing about them, but she can no longer have a dog of her own and she misses them terribly.
Mrs G’s family are very supportive but they don’t live close by, so new Wag friends will be very important to the way she feels about life now.
Residents at Peterlee Care Home in Westcott Road can’t wait to see their new dog! Their parent group, Popular Care recognise how important it is for the older dog lovers amongst their residents to have regular contact with a dog again so they’re helping us as a Community Friend of Wag and in return we’re now urgently looking for special Wag friends for everyone in their Peterlee care home.
So, if you have a special four-legged friend and can spare some time to bring a smile to the faces of your neighbours, please don’t hesitate.
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