Older, isolated North East dog lovers who really need friends this Summer!
Tyne & Wear
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!
Mr B lives alone now after his wife died. He’s always had dogs, his beloved Staffie passed away four years ago and his loss is still very painful for him. He is partially deaf and can manage his mobility issues. He really misses having contact with a dog especially a Staffie type dog and having a fellow dog lover visit for a regular chat over a cuppa will be very welcome.
Mrs F lives alone after losing her husband. She’s always had dogs and misses having a furry friend around terribly. She has family but they live away so she’s finding herself feeling a bit isolated and would love the company of Wag volunteers with two and with four legs to give her a much needed morale boost.
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.
Mr H lives with his wife 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 Collie and his loss is still very painful for him. He really misses having contact with a dog, collies particularly, and having a fellow dog lover for a regular chat over a cuppa will be very welcome too.
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.