Wag’s Royal invitation!

We were very proud to have Gemma and Audrey representing us all – Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Award winners – at the Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Our Coast to Coast riders are gearing up for the big event!

The team of six riders are cycling 128 miles from Workington to Tynemouth on 2nd and 3rd July in support of Wag.

#TeamWag out in action at Pets at Home Berwick

The team at Pets at Home Berwick invited Wag to their store.

Wag’s inaugural Golf Day was tee-rrific!

Huge thanks to everyone involved for making the first Wag & Company Golf Day such a success.

A Wag-tastic time was had at the Wear Referrals Open Day

A group of Wag-tastic Visiting Wag Teams represented Wag at the recent Wear Referrals Open Day event.

The Great North Run is back…and you can join us!

Join #TeamWag in the 2022 Great North Run and help end loneliness for older dog lovers!

Wag Volunteer Pat Gales tells why she joined Wag and highly recommends it!

“If you love to chat, have a good sociable dog and love drinking tea or coffee, then go for it!”

Loneliness, the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022!

Loneliness highlighted as the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week, 9th – 15th May 2022!

Martyn raises over £1300, that’s nearly 4 Visiting Wag Teams!

Martyn Vaughan successfully completed the Paris Marathon in April 2022!

Meet our new Community & Operations Director, Catriona Taylor joins us in April.

We’re delighted to be welcoming Catriona to our team in April. Catriona brings with her a wealth of charity fundraising, communications and operational experience from her work in Children North East, Blood Cancer UK and Bright Red. Catriona doesn’t have a dog at home right now but her husband Frank runs puppy classes at Dogs…

Wag at Crufts!!

Very exciting to see Wag feature on Crufts More4 show on the 11th of September! Amazing!

Walk for Wag 2022!

More than a Walk, a fantastic day out!

Wag’s Spring newsletter has just been issued!

The Spring newsletter is brimming with lovely stories and is definitely worth a quick read over your morning cuppa!

The Wag Coast to Coast 2022 in July

10 amazing Wag supporters – some quite new to cycling – are cycling the Coast to Coast, Workington to Tynemouth on 2 and 3 July! The challenge is 128 miles with some seriously big hills!

17th June 2022 – Wag and Company Golf Day

Attention all golfers! We are absolutely delighted to launch the first ever Wag & Company charity golf day which will take place at Linden Hall Golf Club on Friday 17 June.

Visiting Wag Team, Steve and Mungo, visit Mr Anthony Haslock in his own home near Stockton on Tees.

We were so delighted to match his new Visiting Wag Team Steve and Mungo and Anthony absolutely loved his first visit, telling everyone that it was his best day ever.

Visiting Wag Team, Beth and Callie, visit the Akenside and Castleside Wards at the Campus for Ageing & Vitality in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Lovely Friendship Labrador Callie is a huge hit at the Akenside and Castleside Wards at the Campus for Ageing & Vitality in Newcastle.

Visiting Wag Team, Steph and Cherry, visit Mr & Mrs Terrey in their own home near Brampton.

Visiting Wag Team Steph and Cherry have visited Mrs & Mrs Terrey, Jenny and John, for almost a year now.

Visiting Wag Team, Alison and Zorro, visit Mrs Pauline Roxburgh in her own home in Newcastle.

Mrs Roxburgh had felt quite trapped in the house during Covid-19 so even though her daughter visits regularly the family thought that having a dog to visit regularly would make all the difference.

Visiting Wag Team, Becky and Hugo, visit Mr Terry Carberry in his own home in Stockton on Tees.

Becky and Hugo started visiting in April and everyone hit it off straight away.

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, 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, 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, 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 Mr George Rennison in Durham.

Spud his best friend George really enjoy their weekly visits!

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 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, 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, 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.