If you have a dog who is happy, friendly, confident and well behaved with good manners then your dog will not only go through the assessment successfully but they will also enjoy and be happy in the role of Wag Friendship Dog. They don’t need to be obedience champions.
We’ve just updated our Covid-19 policy, hopefully for the final time, showing our response to the Government’s 4 Step Plan. Slowly and cautiously, we are returning to visiting..
The amazing ways our Volunteers and Wag Friendship Dogs offer a link to the outside world in these difficult days!
Thanks so much to everyone who supported our Christmas raffle! 617 tickets were sold, that’s £617 to support our lovely friendships in our North East communities.
Chief Veterinary Advisor, Dr Tim Nuttall, is Head of Dermatology at the University of Edinburgh Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
Wear Referrals is a leading small animal hospital based in Bradbury, Stockton-on-Tees and their much needed support will be enabling our special friendships to resume once the virus restrictions are over, ending loneliness for elderly dog lovers in the community.
We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen by Wayne and the team at MWH PR & Marketing as their chosen charity to make their 20th anniversary, providing Wag with their professional support for 3 months!
Wag & Company volunteers receive the Queens’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Our May Cake Appeal, raised over £1300 – thank you so much to everyone who supported it, what a wonderful result!
We had to suspend visiting activities for elderly dog lovers on the 17th of March; all bar one placement where the lady was already at the end of her life and we agreed with the NHS that we had to carry on.
Our new Wag Calendar 2021 features some of our special Friendship Dogs, we thought you’d like to hear their stories! Bentley is a Border Collie cross Springer Spaniel! ♥️
Our new Wag Calendar 2021 features some of our special Friendship Dogs, we thought you’d like to hear their stories! Elvis is a Boxador! ♥️
Our new Wag Calendar 2021 features some of our special Friendship Dogs, we thought you’d like to hear their stories! Meet Spud the Schnoodle! ♥️
Steph and Alfie have been visiting Doreen since the beginning of May; initially visiting outside on a long lead. Doreen is really enjoyed her new friends.
Wag volunteer, Sean Malone, had been keeping in touch with Tom regularly during Lockdown but unfortunately his dog Alfie is unwell; enter little Ted to pick up the mantle!
Since January 2020, Sharon and her Friendship Dog Millie have been visiting Winnie in Newcastle and as Terrie who referred Winnie to us said: It was love at first sight!
We were so very sorry to hear last week of the death of one of our older friends, Mrs Jane Stobbart from Sunderland much loved by Visiting Wag Team, Lynn Knight and Max.
We felt so privileged to be able to help a family at this difficult time.
Since February 2019, Liz and Friendship Dog, Milly, have been visiting Norman in his own home in Prudhoe.
We received a referral on the 23rd December for Joan who has a terminal illness in her own home in Newcastle City with 24/7 nursing care. Joan is completely bed ridden, has no family in the region and no-one to visit.
Mrs Lynn Brennan was referred to us in August 2018 by her GP and also by St Oswald’s Hospice because of her severe arthritis; she has subsequently been diagnosed with chronic lung disease.
Olivia and Kobe have been visiting Ella since January 2019. Ella has full time carers and a condition which confines her to a wheelchair which is very challenging for her.
Terry and his dog, Dotty, have been visiting the lovely Eddie in his own home in Bishop Auckland since November 2019 and they’ve built a beautiful friendship.