Wag’s first fizzy afternoon tea a big success!

Courtesy of the amazing Apartment Group, we held our first ever fundraising afternoon tea, Fizzy Friday, on the 22nd of March. It was such a great event, with 120 people supporting us on the day, enjoying a lovely tea, winning some fantastic prizes in our Super Raffle, meeting beautiful Friendship Dog Holly and hearing lots…

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

March 2024 and here are just a sample of some very special people in need of Wag friends.

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Volunteer profile: Mike Robson with fabulous Fable

Meet Mike and Fable, a dynamic volunteer duo with a heartwarming journey. Fable, a Belgian Shepherd Tervuren with a penchant for M&S doggie sausages, has become a cherished companion to many through Wag & Company, and Mike says that volunteering has brought a lot of meaning into both their lives. In Mike’s own words, here’s…

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Wag & Company awarded vital National Lottery funding to help change more lives across the North East

We’re delighted to have been awarded £20,000 in National Lottery funding to support our work befriending older dog lovers in their own homes, in care, and in hospitals across the North East of England. This funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes, will be…

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

January 2024 and here are just a sample of some very special people in need of Wag friends.

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Older people in need in Newcastle upon Tyne! Can you help?

January 2024 and here are just a sample of some very special people in need of Wag friends.

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Wag & Company awarded much-needed funding from the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust

We’re delighted to have been awarded a £25,000 grant by the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust. Wag & Company relies entirely on everyone’s help to enable the life-changing work that we do, and there’s a long list of things needed to keep Wag wagging. This vital funding will be used to help us assess, insure, deploy, and…

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Volunteer profile: Emma-Jane Phillips

Emma-Jane Phillips is a regional caseworker for an Education Union. She has been a Wag volunteer for just over 2 years with her beautiful Bichon Frise, “Lilith”.

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

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

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Walk for Wag… Anywhere 

Walk for Wag… Anywhere allows you to create your own Walk for Wag fundraiser – anywhere and any time you like. This year, some people decided to use it as an alternative to walking at Kielder.

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Great North Run 2023

A big shout out to our amazing Team Wag runners that took part in the 2023 Great North Run. The funds they’ve raised will enable more Visiting Wag Teams to improve the lives of lonely elderly dog lovers in our region.

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Volunteer profile : Jan Rayner visits with Teddy the Toodle!

Not only does Jan visit a lady in her own home but also the staff in A&E and Critical Care in Gateshead NHS Trust! She’s also a Wag Community Ambassador and fundraiser; an inspiration!

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Visiting Wag Team Mike and Friendship Dog Fable visit Mr Dave M in Sunderland.

Mr M is 58, he suffers from renal failure and must attend regular dialysis appointments at the hospital which makes life very challenging for him. He’s in a wheelchair and has problems with his sight, making getting out to see people difficult. He has had dogs throughout his life, German Shepherds, Collies, and Labradors, but…

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Visiting Wag Team Steph and Friendship Dog Finn visit John in Ayresome Court near Stockton on Tees.

Visiting Wag Team Steph and Finn the Golden Retriever have been bringing lots of hugs, happiness and smiles to the residents at Ayresome court in Stockton since 2020. Earlier this year, they met John who was staying at Ayresome Court following a partial leg amputation.  John struck up a real bond with Finn straight away…

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Visiting Wag Team Jan and Friendship Dog Teddy visit Mrs Edith A near Newcastle upon Tyne.

Mrs A lives in Newcastle in the same house she’s lived in for 63 years. 5 years ago, Edith lost her husband and 2 years ago she lost her last Border Collie and for health reasons having another dog wasn’t possible for her. She became quite isolated and really missed having a dog around too.…

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Visiting Wag Team Lesley and Friendship Dog Hallie visit Mrs Joyce T in North Tyneside

Mrs T has become very isolated with no friends or family close by and she’s also suffered from some health problems recently too, all of which can be very challenging. She really loves animals, she used to have Jack Russells and she absolutely adored them, but she can’t have a dog of her own any…

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Visiting Wag Team Sarah and her Friendship Dog Marley visit Mrs Doreen F in Sunderland. 

Doreen is 91 and a widow who lives alone but with close family support nearby. She’s always loved dogs, she had German Shepherds into her 80’s, but now for health reasons and because she’s living in sheltered accommodation, she can’t have one of her own any more. Her new best friend, Marley the Staffie X,…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Sarah and her Friendship Dog Marley visit Mrs Doreen F in Sunderland. 

Visiting Wag Team Janet and Islay visit Mrs Yvonne H in Stockton-on-Tees. 

Mrs H lives alone in the Tees Valley, she’s an huge dog lover and she was absolutely devastated when she lost her beloved Yorkshire Terrier, ‘Rufus’ last November. She spends a lot of time on her own and she can’t have another dog of her own now for health reasons so we were really delighted…

Find out more about Visiting Wag Team Janet and Islay visit Mrs Yvonne H in Stockton-on-Tees. 

Visiting Wag Team Dawn and Steed visit Mrs Alison S in Stockton!

Greyhound lover Alison had to rehome her beloved greyhound for health reasons and she missed her terribly; enter beautiful Steed!

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Visiting Wag Team Gemma and Stanley visit Mr David T in North Tyneside!

Mr T is 59, he suffers from a form of MND, Motor Neurone Disease which is very hard for him to live with. He lost his beloved dog two years ago and misses him terribly..

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Visiting Wag Team Steven, Lisa and Alfie visit Mrs Molly P in Sunderland!

Making new friends in Sunderland! Mrs P can’t get out much now, often feels pretty isolated and having been a dog trainer she adores dogs and misses having one terribly! Enter Steven, Lisa and FD Alfie..

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Visiting Wag Team, Lynne and Spud visit Mr Jimmy S in Gateshead!

Spud is a Schnoodle, a cross between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. Most importantly he is a huge cuddle monster, who loves to share his special brand of Schoodle love!

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Visiting Wag Team Paul and Max visit Mr Denis W in Gateshead

Denis lives in his own home in Gateshead.  He’s had dogs all his life and loves them but he’s been unable to have one of his own for some years now and he really missed them.

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Lynn and Betty visit Mrs Betty E in Durham

When Betty met Betty! Friendship Dog Betty the Cavapoo has made a very special new friend in Mrs Betty E who she visits in her own home in Durham.

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Visiting Wag Team Gabi and Coco visit Mrs Dorothy K in North Tyneside

Friendship Dog Coco the Cockapoo and her ‘mum’ Gabi have been visiting their friend Mrs Dorothy K in her own home in North Tyneside since April.

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