Care for the elderly in Northumberland.

Our residents love Ted the therapy dog.

By 24th July, 2019 News Comments Off

Ted the “Wag & Company” therapy dog is a regular and well loved visitor to Charlotte Straker House. His owner, Mark, brings him to see the residents almost every week and takes time to visit each room so that everyone can enjoy a chat, and a pat and cuddle with Ted.

Ted the terrier is very friendly and patiently sits on our resident’s laps and loves the attention. He’s also a great favourite with our staff!

We’d like to thank Mark for taking the time to visit us, and sharing his stories and friendship. His visits make a great difference in lifting spirits and encouraging our residents to reminisce and remember their own pets.

Wag and Company is a North East based charity that enables suitable dogs and their handlers to visit and befriend older dog lovers in care settings across the region. You can find more information about them here –