We can only provide our life-changing friendships with your support.

We are the only visiting dogs charity befriending older dog lovers in their own homes as well as in care or in hospitals.

With just an hour or two most weeks, our professionally assessed Visiting Wag Teams provide elderly people, often isolated and bereaved, with something to look forward to, some company, a chat, a cuppa and a cuddle with that much missed furry friend.

Where we’re working and the impact we have.

We work across all 12 unitary authorities of the North East of England.

The Wag & Company story so far…

492

volunteers

10,404

Friend vists

74,918

people benefitting

An estimated 51,000 pensioners in the North East are chronically lonely and they are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with good social networks.

With your support there’s more we can do to help.
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We want more isolated elderly people to benefit from friendship and the company of a dog – but we can only do that with your support.

Whether you can volunteer, fundraise or Become a Friend of Wag and contribute towards the costs of providing Visiting Wag Teams in your community, we need you!

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Tracey & Jack
Tracey & Jack

Volunteer spotlight
Meet Tracey & Jack

"It’s a lovely way to spend a couple of hours. Kitty and I have a good chat, Jack loves it too and runs to the front door."

Since early 2018, Tracey, who works full time, has been visiting Kitty in her own home most Saturdays with her Labrador Jack on referral from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Our newly qualified Wag Friendship Dogs!