Visiting Wag Team, Terry and Dotty visit Eddie in Bishop Auckland

Since November 2019, Terry and his dog, Dotty, have been visiting Eddie in his own home in Bishop Auckland.  Eddie was very active in his younger days, he and his wife had a farm and he always had sheepdogs. He was a ski instructor, he loved to cycle and he was also a keen gardener.  Eddie lost his wife some years ago and now he lives alone. He had a stroke which makes life difficult and he can’t have a dog of his own any more; he really misses them and the companionship that having a dog brings. 

Eddie has no family or friends to visit and he had become very isolated, but now he has Terry and Dotty who visit him every week.  Eddie and Terry hit it off immediately, they have lots in common, they both love the countryside in County Durham and, of course, they both love dogs.

Terry and Dotty really enjoy their visits too and Eddie loves a chat and to sit with Dotty giving her plenty of cuddles.

Terry and Dotty
Terry and Dotty visiting Eddie

At Christmas, Terry took Eddie the Greggs Christmas Goody Bag donated for all our 1:1 home placements as well as the personalised Dotty Christmas coaster, a little gift from Wag. Terry told us that Eddie was over the moon with his presents and quite overcome; he explained to Terry that he hadn’t had a present since his wife died almost 40 years ago. Precious moments.

Visiting Wag Teams make a huge difference to the lives of bereaved and isolated older dog lovers in our communities and it only takes an hour or two of your time most weeks…