LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry®
Launched in August 2008,
the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry is a national
human-care ministry embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of
purebred Golden Retrievers. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are a bridge for
compassionate ministry, opening doors for conversation about faith and
creating opportunities to share the mercy, compassion, presence and
proclamation of Jesus Christ.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are working
animals, trained to interact with people of all ages and circumstances
who are suffering and in need. The dogs participate in scheduled and
special events. Dogs are permanently placed with churches, schools and
other ministries involved in Christian human care by LCC. Permanent
placement includes full training for handlers and caregivers along with
ongoing support, coaching and training. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs live in the
homes of assigned caregivers.
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs serve
every day in the community in which they are placed and are deployed in
times of disaster and crisis to bring comfort to all those affected,
including first responders and the volunteers who serve them. LCC K-9
Comfort Dogs were in New York and New Jersey visiting victims of
Superstorm Sandy, and in Connecticut after the tragedy at Sandy Hook
Lutheran Church Charities currently has over
130 LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs serving in more than 27 states. LCC operates
three training facilities in Illinois. LCC never charges those we serve.
We are able to do that with the support of donors.
For more information, please visit k9comfort.org