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Comfort Dogs visit Fulton Elementary School in Chicago Print E-mail
Comfort Dogs at Fulton Elementary On Friday, May 16th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Howe, Olympia, and Lydia visited with the students of Fulton Elementary School in Chicago to help them relax and celebrate after taking state tests. Their visit was with students from preschool through 2nd grade.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:53
 
Tim Hetzner Speaks at St. Louis Seminary - Brings LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luther to Visit Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luther at Concordia Seminary St Louis On Friday, May 16th, LCC President Tim Hetzner was invited to speak to the students and faculty at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He spoke on LCC and the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry. It was an exceptional Friday afternoon with Reverend Dr. Dale Meyer and his wife Diane (along with Ferdie, their golden retriever); and all of the students at Concordia Seminary! This is a wonderful group-in-training to serve our congregations.

Pictured is Reverend Dr. Dale Meyer presenting LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luther with the Concordia Seminary tie.

 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Barnabas helps with Chapel Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Barnabas at Chapel On Thursday, May 15th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Barnabas helped Reverend Roger Pollack present chapel and visit with the children of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Elgin, Illinois.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:56
 
LWML 36th English District Biennial Convention Attended by LCC and LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia Print E-mail
LWML Convention Attendees with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia On Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia, along with LCC staff members Sherry Bolosan and Deaconess Dianna Bonfield attended the LWML 36th English District Biennial Convention. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia greeted many new people and shared with them the many ways Lutheran Church Charities brings the Mercy, Compassion, presence, and Proclamation of Jesus Christ to those in need. Click to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Attend Metro Central LWML Spring Rally Print E-mail
Barb Granado with LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Hannah and Barnabas, presenting at the Metro Central LWML Spring Rally On Saturday, May 3rd, LCC volunteer Barb Granado and LCC staff member Dan Fulkerson accompanied LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Hannah and Barnabas (Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Portage, Indiana) to the Metro Central LWML Spring Rally at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Troy, Illinois. Barb and Dan told the group about the mission of mercy and compassion the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers do and about the training pups go through to get ready for work. The ladies had many good questions and shared much love with the dogs. Click to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014 11:03
 
Highland Elementary School in Downers Grove, Illinois Visited by LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Following Student's Passing Print E-mail
Highland Elementary School Students visiting with LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs On Tuesday, April 29th, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were invited to Highland Elementary School in Downers Grove, Illinois District 58. Highland is the school where Jacob Kowalik, the 10-year-old who died from leukemia, attended and where his older brother is finishing sixth grade. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Howe, Susie, Shami, Ladel, Angel, Ruthie, Wave, Kye, Bekah, Zippy, Chewy, and their respective handlers brought comfort to the fourth and sixth grade classmates of Jacob.

After school was dismissed, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and handlers stayed for faculty and staff as well. It was an honor to hear what a delightful boy Jacob was and to share in remembering such a fantastic person.

Click to donate to the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Fund
 
Girl Scout Troop's Special Visit with the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Zippy Print E-mail
Girl Scout Troop Group Photo with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Zippy On April 16th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Zippy and her handler Janice Wissert visited the 5th grade Girl Scout Troop of St. Cletus Catholic School in La Grange, Illinois.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 11:36
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit With Niles Teen Center Print E-mail
Ruthie and Olympia with the children at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Addison On Thursday, April 24th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Chewie, Ladel, Shami, and Susie, along with their handlers, visited the Niles Teen Center in Niles, Illinois. Teens were eager to learn about the work of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and to interact with them.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 11:36
 
Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Joliet Visited by LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Print E-mail
Children of Our Saviour in Joliet, IL standing with LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Chewie, Samuel, and Tillie, along with their handlers, visited Our Savior Lutheran Church in Joliet, Illinois on Wednesday, April 23rd to greet and meet with students in preschool and Kindergarten. The students seemed energized, and loved interacting with the dogs!
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 11:36
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Took a Trip to Visit the Children of Mt. Calvary Lutheran School in Milwaukee Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Susie and Eddie lying down On Tuesday, April 22nd, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Zoey, Lila, Susie, and Eddie, with their handlers, visited the students at Mt. Calvary Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI. LCC staff member Reverend Roger Pollock shared with the students and teachers details about the job of an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 11:37
 
Children of Wood View Elementary School in Bolingbrook Visited With the K-9 Comfort Dogs Print E-mail
K-9 Comfort Dogs in the sports complex On Monday, April 28th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Zippy, Darlin, Shami, and Ruthie met with children from Wood View Elementary School at the Annerino Community Center in Bolingbrook. LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry Director Rich Martin spoke with the children about canine safety and showed the children "lap" and "visit" commands with the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs. The children, teachers, and chaperones had a wonderful visit.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 11:37
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs attend Golden Diggers' Bowling Fundraiser Print E-mail
Volleyball team member petting LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Shami LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Luther and Shami attended the Golden Diggers Volleyball Team's Bowling Fundraiser on Saturday, April 26th. They put a smile on everyone's faces and have been traveling with the Golden Diggers since January, supporting them at the tournaments. The team looks forward to making the trip to the USAV National Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona with the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers!
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 11:37
 
LCC Neighbors Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Visited by the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Print E-mail
Ruthie and Olympia with the children at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Addison On Sunday, April 27th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Ruthie and Olympia visited LCC's neighbors at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Addison with LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry Directors Dona and Rich Martin. The congregation had a chance to visit with them and learned more about the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry's outreach efforts.
Last Updated on Sunday, 04 May 2014 11:37
 
LCC Staff and LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Attend LSA Conventions in Nebraska Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs at LSA Convention with disabled attendee This week, LCC staff members Sherry Bolosan, Dan Fulkerson, and handler Jan Leth (Christ Lutheran Church in Cairo, Nebraska) with LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Luther, Isaiah, and Moses, joined LCC President Tim Hetzner at two LSA (Lutheran Services in America) conferences in Omaha, Nebraska. The first conference was the 2014 LSA-DN Spiritual Life Conference, "One God, One Call", designed to raise the faith awareness of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and build excitement about opportunities for inclusion in faith communities. The second, the LSA Annual Conference, focused on how health and human services professionals are defining the future and renewing and transforming their social ministries. Read more information about LSA View photos from the conference
Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 15:43
 
Breakfast with the LWML at St. John in Niles, Illinois Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs LCC President Tim Hetzner spoke at the LWML Zone 2 and 3 breakfast at St. John Lutheran Church in Niles, Illinois on Saturday, April 26. What a wonderful group of ladies! LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Strudel (Grace Lutheran, Northbrook, IL) and Chloe (Lord of Life Lutheran, LaFox, IL) were there to meet everyone.

LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Training Dora, Eddie, Lydia, Noah and Shiloh were also there to practice their meet and greet skills.

Thank you, LWML and St John, for inviting LCC to your morning!

View photos from this event
Last Updated on Saturday, 26 April 2014 12:25
 
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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:

Dr. Michelle T. Cahill, DVM of Academy Animal Hospital, Joplin, MO

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

Dr. Kurt Bedow, DVM of Webster Groves Animal Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

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

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