Comfort Dogs


LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Invited to Return to Boston for 2014 Marathon Print E-mail

LCC Continues to Bring the Mercy and Compassion of Christ as Boston Strong Moves On

LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs It's been a year since the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs began preparing for their work in Boston after the marathon bombing. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs have returned to Boston three times in the past year working with survivors, first responders, families, and students. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs' work continues as Boston and the world await this year's running of the Marathon.

This year, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie, Luther, Hannah, Rufus, Addie, and Maggie will be greeting people in Boston, and have a tentative schedule established, available at the link provided below. The First Lutheran Church of Boston will host the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs so please stop by. They are located at 299 Berkeley Street in Boston.

LCC K-9 Comfort DogsAt the Hynes Convention Center, they will be visiting the public alongside Bantry Bay Publishing, the company who facilitated publication of the book If Not for the Perfect Stranger - written about the lives of victims and heroes alike, who had risen to the challenge of helping those they saw most in need following the tragic events during the 2013 marathon.

Please consider supporting the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs' travels, as they continue to touch lives in Boston and beyond.

Click here to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Travel Fund Click here for photos from this visit Click here to see the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs' Tentative Boston Schedule
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Click here for more information on the book If Not for the Perfect Stranger
Last Updated on Saturday, 19 April 2014 18:35
 
K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit With First Saint Paul's Lutheran Church Congregation in Chicago Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie and Olympia standing with the new confirmants On Sunday, April 6th LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry Directors Rich and Dona Martin shared news about the LCC Comfort Dogs and Lutheran Church Charities with members of First Saint Paul's Lutheran Church in Chicago. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie and Olympia greeted people after the morning service, and celebrated with recently confirmed members. Click here to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
 
LCC Kicks off Second LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Top Dog Training on Monday, April 7, 2014 Print E-mail
April 2014 LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Top Dog Training We kicked off our second LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Top Dog Training today with representatives from Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Dixon, Illinois, Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott Valley, Arizona, Messiah Lutheran Church in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, St John Lutheran Church in Napa, California, Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon, Tennessee, and Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Old Bridge, New Jersey! During this three day training, these future Top Dogs will learn all about having an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry at their churches. They get hands on training with current K-9 Comfort Dogs during this process. We are excited to partner with these wonderful congregations as we expand the reach of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry across the country! Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Friday, 11 April 2014 16:51
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard Print E-mail
children of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard petting LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry Directors Rich and Dona Martin, along with handlers Brad Schroeder and Stephanie Keller from St. Peter Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights met with members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lombard on Sunday at their International Mission Dinner. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie, Luther, and Susie greeted kids and adults at this wonderful event. LCC thanks the members of Trinity Lombard for their support. Click here to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 09:16
 
A Letter of Thanks From Ridgefield High School in Connecticut Print E-mail
girl hugging a golden retriever comfort dog Last week, LCC received the following letter from the Principal of Ridgeview High School in Ridgefield, Connecticut:

Where to begin...thank you so much to you, all of the warm-hearted handlers, Addie and Maggie. You all have played such a crucial role in our united response to our students' pain. This week has been my most trying and sad as a principal. My heart breaks for all of those affected. Addie and Maggie came to us when we were in pain and taught us all that we can express and survive our grief.

Being an animal lover, I of course thought it would be wonderful to have the dogs here. But to truly witness the high level of training they exhibit, their patience, the warm affect they have on those suffering was miraculous. Saying thank you does not feel like an adequate way to express my gratitude, so I will end with these two quotes.

There is no psychiatrist in the world
like a puppy licking your face.

-Ben Williams

Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon
is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing was not boring- it was peace.

-Milan Kundera

Principal
Ridgefield High School
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Click here to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 March 2014 13:51
 
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