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.

Volunteer Profile, this is Jess..

Jess and Frank visit Beechwood Care Home in Northallerton.  Jess lives out of our current area in York but so keen was she to volunteer she was happy to drive up to Northallerton where we were already visiting to share little Frank!  Here she tells us why..

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.

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.