Older people in need across our region! Can you help?

June 2024 and here are just a sample of some very special people in need of Wag friends.

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Wag’s first fizzy afternoon tea a big success!

Courtesy of the amazing Apartment Group, we held our first ever fundraising afternoon tea, Fizzy Friday, on the 22nd of March. It was such a great event, with 120 people supporting us on the day, enjoying a lovely tea, winning some fantastic prizes in our Super Raffle, meeting beautiful Friendship Dog Holly and hearing lots…

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Older people in need across our region! Can you help?

March 2024 and here are just a sample of some very special people in need of Wag friends.

Find out more about Older people in need across our region! Can you help?

Volunteer profile: Mike Robson with fabulous Fable

Meet Mike and Fable, a dynamic volunteer duo with a heartwarming journey. Fable, a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren with a penchant for M&S doggie sausages, has become a cherished companion to many through Wag & Company, and Mike says that volunteering has brought a lot of meaning into both their lives. In Mike’s own words, here’s…

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Wag & Company awarded vital National Lottery funding to help change more lives across the North East

We’re delighted to have been awarded £20,000 in National Lottery funding to support our work befriending older dog lovers in their own homes, in care, and in hospitals across the North East of England. This funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes, will be…

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Older people in need across our region! Can you help?

January 2024 and here are just a sample of some very special people in need of Wag friends.

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Older people in need in Newcastle upon Tyne! Can you help?

January 2024 and here are just a sample of some very special people in need of Wag friends.

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Wag & Company awarded much-needed funding from the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust

We’re delighted to have been awarded a £25,000 grant by the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust. Wag & Company relies entirely on everyone’s help to enable the life-changing work that we do, and there’s a long list of things needed to keep Wag wagging. This vital funding will be used to help us assess, insure, deploy, and…

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Volunteer profile: Emma-Jane Phillips

Emma-Jane Phillips is a regional caseworker for an Education Union. She has been a Wag volunteer for just over 2 years with her beautiful Bichon Frise, “Lilith”.

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Older people in need across our region! Can you help?

December 2023 and here are just a sample of some very special people in need of Wag friends.

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Walk for Wag… Anywhere 

Walk for Wag… Anywhere allows you to create your own Walk for Wag fundraiser – anywhere and any time you like. This year, some people decided to use it as an alternative to walking at Kielder.

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Great North Run 2023

A big shout out to our amazing Team Wag runners that took part in the 2023 Great North Run. The funds they’ve raised will enable more Visiting Wag Teams to improve the lives of lonely elderly dog lovers in our region.

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Visiting Wag Team Janet and Islay visit Mrs Sandra C in Stockton on Tees

Lovely Friendship Dog Islay has made a very special friend in Mrs Sandra C, who lives in her own home in Stockton on Tees. Sandra always had dogs, but she can’t have one of her own anymore, and she misses them dreadfully, telling everyone how much she enjoyed the company of dogs and what joy…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Janet and Islay visit Mrs Sandra C in Stockton on Tees

Visiting Wag Team Brooke and Rocky visit Mrs Vera S near Sunderland

Mrs Vera S has always had dogs. She’s had all breeds of dog: a Chihuahua, a Dachshund and a Boxer, to name just a few. Vera is a widow and lives alone, and due to her sight problems, it’s no longer possible to have a dog of her own. She said she greatly misses their…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Brooke and Rocky visit Mrs Vera S near Sunderland

Visiting Wag Team Louise and Bronte visit Mrs Sylvia A in Durham

Mrs Sylvia A was referred to Wag when her son, Chris, contacted us to ask about visits for his Mum. Mrs A had always had dogs, but due to health problems, she’s unable to manage a dog of her own any more. She has lived alone since her husband sadly passed away two years ago,…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Louise and Bronte visit Mrs Sylvia A in Durham

Visiting Wag Team Carol, David and Poppy Twiby visit Mr & Mrs M in Middlesbrough

Carol and David joined Wag in early 2018 with Friendship Dog Harvey, closely followed by Friendship Dog Oakley. Throughout their time volunteering with Wag, they’ve visited three care homes, and Carol also visited a lady in her own home who became a very special friend. When Carol and David sadly lost their Harvey and then…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Carol, David and Poppy Twiby visit Mr & Mrs M in Middlesbrough

Visiting Wag Team Cheryl and Alfie visit Mr B in Whitley Bay

Mr B has recently moved into Eastbourne House Care Home in Whitley Bay. His daughter Jan is very supportive and involved in his care, but over time, both his mobility and memory have gotten worse, and she’s not been able to fully support him at home. Mr B has had dogs all his life and…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Cheryl and Alfie visit Mr B in Whitley Bay

Visiting Wag Team Karen and Seren visit Miss R in Durham

Miss R is 90 now, and she’s always lived alone but never without the company of a dog. She’s had many different dogs over the years: Poodles, Terriers, Staffies, and Jack Russells, and when she lost her last dog less than a year ago, she felt she could no longer manage a dog of her…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Karen and Seren visit Miss R in Durham

Visiting Wag Team Jane and Andra visit Mr and Mrs G in Redcar

Mr G grew up on a farm and had dogs all his life. He and his wife have rescued and cared for many dogs over the years, often nursing them back to health. When they lost their last dog, they decided that they were unable to properly care for another dog of their own, which…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Jane and Andra visit Mr and Mrs G in Redcar

Visiting Wag Team Anita and Harry visit Mrs P in Sunderland

Mrs P lives in Sunderland with her husband. For health reasons, she can’t get out of the house now, and neither of them are well enough to have a dog again, having had them all their lives. Mrs P particularly has missed having a dog terribly, and she’s felt quite isolated too.  Age UK Sunderland…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Anita and Harry visit Mrs P in Sunderland

Visiting Wag Team Catherine and Dotty visit Mrs Janet D in Stockton-On-Tees

In 2022, Mrs D moved into an assisted living environment in Stockton-On-Tees. Having always lived with family, she found the transition to living alone difficult and felt very isolated at times. Her daughter is very supportive but doesn’t live close by and can’t see her mum as much as she’d like, so finding Wag &…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Catherine and Dotty visit Mrs Janet D in Stockton-On-Tees

Visiting Wag Team Judith and Verdi visit Mrs Freda H in Redcar

Mrs H lost her husband some years ago, and she lives alone now in Redcar. She’s had some health difficulties, which have made it hard for her to get out and about as much as she once did, so she’s been spending a great deal of time on her own.  Mrs H has had dogs…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Judith and Verdi visit Mrs Freda H in Redcar

Visiting Wag Team Eileen and Ruby visit Mrs Judith W in Redcar

We work hard to find great matches for our people! Sometimes they’ll express a preference for a big dog, a hypoallergenic dog, a dog who can sit in their lap, “definitely not a long haired dog”, and sometimes their preference is more specific, a Collie or a Jack Russell. Mrs Judith W who lives alone…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Eileen and Ruby visit Mrs Judith W in Redcar

Visiting Wag Team Hannah and Floyd visit Mrs Leonie B in Stockton

Mrs Leonie B lost her husband some years ago and has lived alone ever since in Stockton. Like so many people, the restrictions around the pandemic were a difficult time and despite having a very close family, they mostly live abroad and she’s found herself becoming very isolated. Mrs B absolutely loves dogs, her last…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Hannah and Floyd visit Mrs Leonie B in Stockton

Visiting Wag Team Michael and Max visit Mr Jim S in Redcar

Here’s Friendship Dog Max the Cockapoo visiting his great friend Mr Jim S in his home in Redcar. Jim has been on his own since his wife sadly passed away and he has been spending more time on his own than he’d like. He’s always loved dogs and he had fox terriers of his own,…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Michael and Max visit Mr Jim S in Redcar

Visiting Wag Team Brooke and Harry visit Mrs Ida C near Blyth

Mrs C lost her husband some years ago and lives alone near Blyth. She looks amazing but she won’t mind us telling you that she’s been pretty poorly and she’s in her 90’s! Whilst she sees her daughter regularly she still spends more time alone than she’d like and she’s been feeling really isolated. Mrs…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Brooke and Harry visit Mrs Ida C near Blyth

Visiting Wag Team Louise and Friendship Dog Bronte visit Mrs Ella M in Sunderland.

Mrs M lives alone in an Assisted Living environment in Sunderland. Her family are very supportive, but they don’t live close by. She has always loved dogs and she used to have Yorkshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers and she absolutely adored them, but she can’t have a dog of her own any more which…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Louise and Friendship Dog Bronte visit Mrs Ella M in Sunderland.

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