Wag team in the office

It was lovely to see old friends at Kielder and to put faces to names, particularly for our new office team members.  Here we all are:

Walk for Wag 2021 at Kielder

What a wonderful day, thanks everyone for supporting it; here’s our lovely photo album!

Covid-19 Policy Update

introducing a 2 vaccination requirement for visiting our home placements. Visiting without 2 vaccinations will still be possible in some medical environments with PPE. Medical exemptions discussed individually.

Tim talks ticks!

Our Veterinary Advisor, Dr Tim Nuttall, talks gives some advice for Wag volunteers on identifying and effectively dealing with ticks!

Wag’s Summer newsletter’s in circulation!

Our Summer Newsletter has just been circulated;  it’s a lovely read over your morning coffee.  Download your copy here. Summer Wag news 2021

Visiting Wag Team, Evie and Bruce, visit Ros and John in Newcastle

Covid-19 presented many difficulties and arranging home visiting risk assessments and referrals has been a challenge. But in typical Wag style, we always find a way!

Reuniting Sheila and Eddie; the Wag dream team..

As precious reuniting photographs go, this one is very precious!

Friends Reuniting!

Denis and Friendship Dog Max!

Points of Light Award presented by Guy Opperman MP in June.

In early June, outside our Hexham office, a team from Wag were delighted to receive the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award.

Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Presentation of the Award is scheduled for October at Alnwick Castle.

Friends reuniting!

Wonderful to see Margaret & her Friendship Dog “Indi” back together again!

Making new friends at home!

New home visiting referrals are coming in every week now and we’re working on getting the perfect matches out visiting safely as soon as possible.

The Wag 60 second interview with… Sean Churchill!

Sean Churchill, Regional Manager of Arco and new Trustee of Wag & Company explains Arco’s support for Wag!

Welcoming a new Corporate Friend..

ServiceMaster Tyne & Wear supporting Wag & Company!

Visiting Wag Team, Gail and Cosmo visit Mrs Carole Nicholson in her own home in Newcastle.

Friendship Dog Cosmo the Labradoodle makes a difference to Carole in Newcastle.

Visiting Wag Team, Judith and Teddy, visit Mrs Marjorie Blackett near Consett.

Marjorie has had dogs since she was five years old and now it’s no longer possible to have a dog of her own, she’s really missed them.

Visiting Wag Team, Anita and Harry, visit Gordon & Gwen in Sunderland

Gordon and Gwen are very isolated, their family live away and after they lost their last dog, a much loved Alsatian, they’ve missed him terribly. Referred by The Essence Service in Sunderland who believe regular contact with a dog again and a chat with Anita too will make all the difference.

Visiting Wag Team Lynne and Spud visit Mr George Rennison in Durham.

Spud his best friend George really enjoy their weekly visits!

Visiting Wag Team, Karen and Woody, visit Wendy and Tom in Newcastle.

Wendy and her husband Tom have had dogs all their married life, border collies or labradors, but after their last dog died, neither of them were able to care for another dog of their own and they miss them terribly.

Visiting Wag Team Baxter and Julie visit Woodhorn Park Care Home in Ashington.

Little Friendship Dog Baxter is another cuddly boy putting smiles on the faces of his friends at Woodhorn Park Care Home in Ashington every week!

Visiting Wag Team, Miriam and Nula visit Mr Rob Lambie in Newcastle.

Miriam and Nula enjoying Rob’s company in Newcastle!

Visiting Wag Team, Lynne and Spud, visit Jim in Newcastle

Jim lives at home in Newcastle with his wife Jacqui. After they lost their beloved black Labrador it was no longer possible to have a dog of their own. Jim adores dogs and he whilst he has a soft toy dog which barks which he finds very comforting and therapeutic, the real thing in the form of cuddly Spud the Schnoodle, is a very welcome addition to the family!

Visiting Wag Team, Stephanie and Alfie, visit Doreen in Yarm

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.

Visiting Wag Team, Marilyn and Ted, visit Tom in Lynemouth

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!

Visiting Wag Team, Sharon and Millie visit Winnie in Newcastle 

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!

Rest in Peace, Mrs Jane Stobbart, who so loved her Friendship Dog, Max.

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.

Oscar granting a last request at St Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham.

We felt so privileged to be able to help a family at this difficult time.

Visiting Wag Team, Liz and Milly visit Norman in Prudhoe

Since February 2019, Liz and Friendship Dog, Milly, have been visiting Norman in his own home in Prudhoe.