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Newest Released LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Video Print E-mail

This production by COMCAST Video Productions & Services in Seymour, Connecticut features LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Maggie, who is placed at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, Connecticut, and LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Addie, who is placed Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danbury, Connecticut. Wags "N" Tales was written and produced by Ken Fay who is an LCC trained handler for Maggie Comfort Dog and a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:11
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, Harper College Team to Train Handlers - Daily Herald Print E-mail
K-9 Comfort Dogs in the News On Wednesday, January 15th, the Daily Herald ran a story announcing the partnership of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry and Harper College. Harper will be offering an eight week online class taking an in depth look at K-9s and being an effective handler for the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs. LCC will follow up that program with a two day practicum to work with the students and the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs.

Rich Martin, Director of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry says, "It will give our handlers and trainers more of a complete background." Click here to read the article. Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:16
 
LCC Partners with Concordia University Wisconsin to Place the First University LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Placement at Concordia University Wisconsin On Monday, January 13th, faculty, staff and students from Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) traveled to the LCC offices in Addison, Illinois for LCC K-9 Comfort Dog caregiver training. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry continues to grow and CUW will be the first university placement of an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog, which will take place later in January. LCC is looking forward to this partnership and the new opportunities that will come from it.

LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Placement at Concordia University WisconsinThese trainings are in anticipation of the Passing of the Leash Ceremony that will take place at CUW later this month once the spring semester begins. The K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry at CUW will be led by CUW's Director of Counseling, David Enters. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dog will be handled by faculty, staff and students, who will be trained by LCC as handlers. There is a lot of potential for the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry to grow at CUW, both on campus and in the community.

Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 16:04
 
LCC Proudly Announces the Placement of Our First Comfort Dog in Texas Print E-mail

Phoebe Comfort Dog is Officially Placed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Fort Worth, Texas

texas training at st paul fort worth k9 phoebe On Sunday, January 12, 2014, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Phoebe was permanently placed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1800 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, during their 8:00am service. LCC staff members Rich and Dona Martin and Jeanne Moore aided in the Passing of the Leash Ceremony and talked about the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog ministry during the bible study hour.

K-9 Comfort Dog Training for St. Paul Lutheran Church from Ft. Worth, TexasThis is the first K-9 Comfort Dog placed in Texas and LCC is excited to see the ministry grow across the country as together we bring the Mercy and Compassion of Jesus Christ to those in need. Thank you, St. Paul, for your partnership in this ministry.

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Last Updated on Monday, 13 January 2014 09:32
 
LCC Receives a Handmade Quilt With Sandy Hook School's Children's Letters to the Comfort Dogs Printed on Squares Print E-mail
Sandy Hook School letters quilt from Bev and Doug Baumann Long-time supporters of LCC, Doug and Bev Baumann, visited the LCC offices in Addison, Illinois on Friday, January 10th. Bev has spent time over the last year putting together a quilt with drawings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School third grade students. The students and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School were very appreciative of the K-9 Comfort Dogs and the compassion and love they brought with them.

Sandy Hook School letters quilt from Bev and Doug Baumann The students drew pictures and captioned them "The best thing about the comfort dogs is..." In this photo, the student wrote "they give all of us love". LCC is grateful for the beautiful preservation of these precious memories. Thank you to Doug and Bev for this gift! Click here to view all of the drawings.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 10:15
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Zoey Visits Staff and Visitors at Schaumburg, Illinois Library Print E-mail
K-9 Comfort Dog Zoey at Schaumburg Public Library On Friday, January 3, K-9 Comfort Dog Zoey went to the Schaumburg, Illinois Public Library to spend time with library staff and visitors. As K-9 Zoey finishes up her training, it is valuable for her to visit public places that will aid her in getting acquainted with new atmospheres and settings. Zoey and her handler, Toni, had a wonderful time and will continue visiting libraries and other public places until she is permanently placed. Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
 
UPDATE 1-11-14: LCC Prepares to Place the First K-9 Comfort Dog in Texas at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ft. Worth Print E-mail
texas training at st paul fort worth k9 phoebe On Saturday, January 11th, 2014, members from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ft. Worth, Texas were joined by LCC staff members Rich and Dona Martin and Jeanne Moore for a K-9 Comfort Dog handler training. This training is in anticipation of the "Passing of the Leash Ceremony" that will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1800 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76102, on Sunday, January 12th at the 8:00am service. All are welcome to join in on this wonderful occasion!

K-9 Comfort Dog Training for St. Paul Lutheran Church from Ft. Worth, TexasLCC is excited to partner with this ministry and for the new possibilities that will arise by having a K-9 Comfort Dog in Texas. St. Paul Lutheran Church has a Lutheran day school as well as an adult and college ministry that ministers to many of the local area college students including Texas Christian University.

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Last Updated on Saturday, 11 January 2014 23:57
 
LCC Proudly Announces the Placement of Our Third Comfort Dog in Missouri Print E-mail

Passing of the Leash for LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Jessy at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia, Missouri

K-9 Comfort Dog Jessy placed at St. Paul's in Concordia, Missouri On Sunday, January 6th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry Co-director Rich Martin "Passed the Leash" of Jessy Comfort Dog to her new home at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Concordia, Missouri. Pastor Lee Hagen, along with Jessy's handlers and caregivers, received Jessy during the worship service Sunday morning. Luther Comfort Dog was also there to support his niece, Jessy. May God bless this new ministry at St. Paul's! LCC is honored and excited to work with this ministry partner in bringing the Mercy, Compassion, Presence and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those who are suffering. Click here to see more photos from the Passing of the Leash Ceremony Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Zoey Visits Staff and Visitors at Arlington Heights, Illinois Library Print E-mail
K-9 Comfort Dog visits Arlington Heights, Illinois public library On Friday, December 20th, K-9 Comfort Dog Zoey and handler Toni visited the Arlington Heights Memorial Library in Arlington Heights, Illinois. They spent time visiting with children and other visitors to the library as well as the library staff. It was a great day and everyone loved getting some comfort during this Christmas season. Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 18:09
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Bring Hope and Comfort to Residents of Maplewood Nursing Home in Elgin, Illinois Print E-mail
On Thursday, December 26th, K-9 Comfort Dogs in Training Jewel, Eddie, Noah, Zoey, Lily, and Rufus, along with K-9 Comfort Dogs Hannah, Bekah and Tillie, visited with the residents and staff at Maplewood Nursing Home in Elgin, Illinois. They brought smiles and hope during a time of year that many feel alone. Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 12:44
 
K-9 Comfort Dog in-Training Rosie Visits Elmhurst First Responders Print E-mail
On Thursday, December 26th, K-9 Comfort Dog in Training Rosie visited with first responders in Elmhurst, Illinois. Here she is pictured with members of the police department. She also visited the fire station. This is great practice for the Comfort Dogs in training as it prepares them to work with first responders when they deploy to areas in need. Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 12:45
 
Joplin Tornado Survivor Visited by Long-Time K-9 Comfort Dog Friend Print E-mail
It's been almost three years since Jordan Aubey, son of Pastor Dennis and Bea Aubey of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Winfield, Illinois, was caught in the tornado in Joplin, Missouri and rode out the storm in his bathtub, which landed in the parking lot of his second floor apartment. Jordan's smashed hip has been repaired after lengthy surgery and a long rehab. During his rehab at his parents' home in Winfield, he was visited weekly by LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Tara and handler Marie Payes. Jordan has now married Eryn and they have a 2-month-old baby boy, Dylan. Tara and Marie made a Christmas visit to this wonderful family. Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 09:51
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Launch "Top 10 Reasons to Donate to the Comfort Dogs" Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Top 10 Reasons to Donate to the Comfort Dogs Today, December 31st, the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs launch their "Top Ten Reasons to Donate to the K-9 Comfort Dogs." We will announce them one at a time so make sure you check back often to view all of the reasons you should donate to the K-9 Comfort Dogs.

Click here to view the rest of the "Top 10 Reasons to Donate to the K-9 Comfort Dogs".

We begin with K-9's Zoey, Luther, Olympia and Martin as they show us #10 - to keep us healthy:

LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Top 10 Reasons to Donate to the Comfort Dogs

Click here to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog 12/31 Appeal
Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 12:41
 
K-9 Comfort Dog Zippy Visits Local Fire Station Print E-mail
K-9 Comfort Dog Zippy visits Fire Station On Tuesday, December 17th, K-9 Comfort Dog Zippy took a break from bringing comfort to students at Trinity Lutheran Church in Roselle, Illinois and visited the firehouse to wish the Firefighters and EMTs a Merry Christmas and to thank them for all they do! Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 12:45
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Presentation at Emhurst Memorial Hospice Print E-mail
K-9 Comfort Dogs at Elmhurst Memorial Hospice On Tuesday, December 17th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry Co-Director Dona Martin presented the K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry to a group of volunteers at Elmhurst Memorial Hospice in Elmhurst, Illinois. K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie and Zoey accompanied her and spent time with the volunteers and staff. Click here to donate to the K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 12:46
 
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Partners in Comfort

The Comfort Dog Ministry is made possible through the generous support of the following:

Veterinary Services provided by:

Drs. Glen Redeker and Erin Redeker-Goelitz of Spring Hill Veterinary Clinic, Carpentersville, Illinois

Lake Station Pet Clinic, Portage, Indiana

Dr Jacqueline Vernot of Veterinary Vision, Glendale Heights, Illinois

Dr. Paul A. Navin, DVM of All Pets Hospital in Lockport, IL

Dr. Mark Hughes, DVM of Stolley Park Veterinary Hospital , Grand Island, Nebraska

Dr. Ron Mitchell, DVM of Westport Animal Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. John DeVries, DVM of The DeVries Animal Hospital, Elmhurst, Illinois

Dr. Julie Mattson of Terry Animal Hospital, Wilmette, Illinois

Drs. Stapleton and Ford of Barrington Animal Hospital, Barrington, Illinois

Dr. Bohdan Rudawski of Fox Lake Animal Hospital, Fox Lake, Illinois

Dr. Brian Rooney of Burr Ridge Veterinary Clinic, Darien, Illinois

Dr. Kurt E. Klepitsch of Gateway Veterinary Clinic, St. Charles, Illinois

Veterinarians of Care Animal Hospital, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Grooming Services provided FREE by:

Debbie Szwandrok of Eclipse Dog Grooming, Elmhurst, Illinois

Ms. Lori Robinson and Staff, Best in Show Grooming, Lockport, Illinois

Denise Goelitz of Kitten KaPoodle Mobile Pet Grooming, Elgin, Illinois

Ana Ristic of Two Paws Up in Itasca, Illinois

Jeannie's Pet Boutique, Portage, Indiana

Dr. Mark Hughes, DVM of Stolley Park Veterinary Hospital, Grand Island, Nebraska

Support these businesses so they will continue to support the dogs! Click here for more information!