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:
What a wonderful day, thanks everyone for supporting it; here’s our lovely photo album!
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.
Our Veterinary Advisor, Dr Tim Nuttall, talks gives some advice for Wag volunteers on identifying and effectively dealing with ticks!
Our Summer Newsletter has just been circulated; it’s a lovely read over your morning coffee. Download your copy here. Summer Wag news 2021
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!
As precious reuniting photographs go, this one is very precious!
In early June, outside our Hexham office, a team from Wag were delighted to receive the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award.
Presentation of the Award is scheduled for October at Alnwick Castle.
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.
Sean Churchill, Regional Manager of Arco and new Trustee of Wag & Company explains Arco’s support for Wag!
Friendship Dog Cosmo the Labradoodle makes a difference to Carole in Newcastle.
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.
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.
Spud his best friend George really enjoy their weekly visits!
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.
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!
FD Ruby really loves her new friend Ray!
Miriam and Nula enjoying Rob’s company 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!
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.