It costs £352 a year for each Visiting Wag Team.  Your support provides special friends for older dog lovers in the community.

Connie and friends at Park House Care Home talk about the joy their Visiting Wag Team brings.

Your Friendship can change lives and the need for our unique visiting service has never been greater!

Loneliness and social isolation are big issues in the North East. 17.3% of our population are over 65 and many live alone. Over 51,000 pensioners in our region describe themselves as lonely, with the tv as their main source of company. Many of them are dog lovers, at 36%, the North East has the highest proportion of dog owning households in the UK.

By becoming a Friend of Wag, you will be funding professionally assessed Visiting Wag Teams in our region and enabling many more life changing friendships in people’s own homes, in care or in hospitals.

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Become a Friend today and, as well as the knowledge that you’re helping to change lives, you'll receive...

  • Quarterly news update including our special stories of making a difference
  • Welcome from our newest Friendship Dogs
  • Friends of Wag Social Media frames, images and icons
  • If you join at £10 or above you also could choose to receive a Friends of Wag pin badge by post

Become a Friend of Wag

£5 a month

equips one of our new Friendship Dogs with his or her prestigious red Wag bandana each month.

£10 a month

equips one of our new Wag Teams with their starter pack;  ID, tag and Wag bandana each month.

£20 a month

equips one new Wag Team every month with their Wag starter pack and their first DBS assessment.

Choose a different amount

For instance, £30 a month recruits and supports a Visiting Wag Team for a whole year making a minimum of 30 visits and the world of difference to the life of an elderly dog lover.

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Meet one of our Friends,
Elaine Baldwin

"I like to think that our small but regular donation makes an extremely worthwhile contribution in continuing to restore many more smiles of those who yearn for the irreplaceable companionship of a faithful animal."

I simply cannot describe how it feels to see the contentment on Mam's face now that she is able to spend time with her tremendously patient and loving friend Kobe and his extremely special owner Olivia.

elaine