Comfort Dog Ministry
The Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) 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. Eternal Shepherd Lutheran Church is in the process of acquiring an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog.
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are trained to interact with people of all ages and circumstances who are suffering and in need. These dogs serve the community in which they are placed and can be deployed in times of disaster or crisis to bring comfort to those affected. Sometimes comfort walks in on four paws…
In April 2019, Eternal Shepherd acquired our very own LCC K-9 Comfort Dog, Seth. Seth and his team is ready to serve our church, our community and wherever God calls us. Seth's team consists of 8 handlers and 12 Ministry Partners who will be reaching out to our community by visiting assisted living homes, senior centers, hospitals, hospice, schools, veteran/military organizations, to bring comfort and love to those in need. It is also possible Seth’s team may respond to areas of crisis or disaster when requested, comforting people in their time of need and to provide a bridge for opening conversations of faith to those who are hurting..
How you can help?
- Pray for this ministry at Eternal Shepherd, that we will follow God’s lead and be a witness of our Lord Jesus Christ!
- Offer ideas of where the Comfort Dog and team can serve. We want to serve our Lord and our neighbors, so please let us know if you know of a facility that could use a furry friend to hug, to talk to and to love.
- Donations- there are various needs associated with maintaining this ministry such as providing for Seth’s care, ministry supplies and deployment costs. Donations are greatly appreciated! To donate, click here to go to the ESLC online giving. Choose "Comfort Dog Ministry" in the donation drop down. Thank you in advance for your support!