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

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

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August 2023! Lots of new people in need, can you help?

If you have or know someone with a special dog, please don’t hesitate, with just an hour or two most weeks you can change the way the world feels for another person and make a lovely new friend for you and your dog whilst you’re at it!

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Dear Tim…

Our veterinary advisor, Dr Tim Nuttall, from the The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is always asked questions about dog health by our volunteers…

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Older, isolated North East dog lovers who really need friends this Summer!

If you have or know someone with a special dog, please don’t hesitate, with just an hour or two most weeks you can change the way the world feels for another person and make a lovely new friend for you and your dog whilst you’re at it!

Find out more about Older, isolated North East dog lovers who really need friends this Summer!

Lowes Financial Management Press Paws with Wag! Wag volunteers star!

It was wonderful to share our gorgeous dogs and stories of the difference they make with the team at Lowes yesterday – Lowes Financial Management are such fantastic supporters of our work! Thank you everyone!!

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Dogs of the North East we need you!

Just like Friendship Dog Rudy here, with just an hour or two most weeks, you can make lovely new friends, enjoy masses of cuddles, some great treats and wear a very special red Wag bandana with pride!

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Here are some of the people who need your help.

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Lovely meeting with the new Head of the Charity Commission, Orlando Fraser

Yesterday we were really honoured to be chosen by the new Head of the Charity Commission, Orlando Fraser, for one of his first visits to a northern charity since he was appointed last year. 

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Supporting Stockton Borough Council’s Activity Exhibition

A huge thank you to Andy, Eileen, Catherine and Steph – #TeamWag – who attended Stockton Borough Council’s Activity Exhibition Showcase last Friday. Friendship Dogs Harvey, Ruby, Dotty and Alfie starred obviously!! Julie Nisbet, Stockton’s Transformation Manager for Residential Care said “Your volunteers and their dogs are an absolute credit to you all at Wag & Co.…

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First big care home groups – Solehawk and Popular Care – sign up to become Community Friends of Wag!

We had such a lovely morning at Kenton Hall Care Home in Newcastle earlier this month celebrating parent group, Solehawk, becoming a Community Friend of Wag. This means that not only will the Solehawk and Popular care homes in the North East get top priority for regular Wag visits but they will also be contributing…

Find out more about First big care home groups – Solehawk and Popular Care – sign up to become Community Friends of Wag!

Dear Tim…

Our veterinary advisor, Dr Tim Nuttall, from the The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is always asked questions about dog health by our volunteers…

Find out more about Dear Tim…

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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