Wag & Company Region Map

We cover...

  • Darlington Borough
  • Durham County
  • Gateshead
  • Hartlepool Borough
  • Middlesborough
  • Newcastle City
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland County
  • Redcar & Cleveland Borough
  • South Tyneside
  • Stockton Borough
  • Sunderland City

Working across the region

We visit older dog lovers right across the 12 unitary authorities of the North East, from the border with North Yorkshire, up to Scotland, across to the border with Cumbria and pretty much everywhere in between.   

Our growing community of volunteers want to make a difference by sharing their lovely dogs with people who have found themselves unable to have one of their own anymore.

Their new friends miss the companionship, the touch and the cuddles and they love to reminisce about the dogs they have shared their lives with.

We always match people close to their homes so that visiting can easily fit in with their lives and it feels great to support someone in your own neighbourhood.

Our volunteers immediately have something in common with their new friends. They've often walked the same dog walks, used the same vets, thrown balls in the same parks, know some of the same people; so much to talk about.

We visit hundreds of care and medical establishments across the region, including residential or nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, rehabilitation centres and dementia programmes.

We also visit a large number of individuals on a one to one basis in their own homes on referral from professional agencies involved in social care.

Our impact

Explore our map to see the impact we are having in your home county.

Impact In Your Area

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Impact in Northumberland

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 are 50% more likely to die prematurely than people with good social networks.

With your support there’s more we can do to help.