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LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia returns to Manor Care in Arlington Heights, Illinois Print E-mail
Olympia at Manor Care On Friday, May 30, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia, with LCC volunteer handler Toni Higgins-Thrash, made a return visit to Manor Care in Arlington Heights. Toni's husband, John, has completed his rehabilitation stay, but made sure to have one last visit with Olympia before being released.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:59
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs visit Lake County Veterans Assistance Center in Waukegan, Illinois Print E-mail
Ruthie and Martin at Veterans Center On Thursday, May 29, Patrick Quinn and LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Martin along with Rich Martin and LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Ruthie visited the Lake County Veterans Assistance Center in Waukegan, Illinois, for a picnic with veterans of the armed services. The teams not only met with veterans but the entire Lake County Veterans Court personnel, which included Judge Phillips. Judge Phillips is a canine advocate and presides over Veterans Court, Juvenile Court, and a court for the mentally challenged.
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luther and LCC President Tim Hetzner with Addison, Illinois Women’s Group Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Luther This past Thursday, May 29, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were awarded a financial gift from The Women’s Club of Addison (Illinois). This is a wonderful, committed-to-service group of ladies. We wish to thank them for all that they do to help the community and serve others.
Last Updated on Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:07
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs travel to Arizona to support the Golden Diggers Print E-mail
Golden Diggers in Arizona

Over Memorial Day weekend, LCC staff member Marie Payes, LCC volunteer Vicky Pientok and LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs (Zina and Tara) plus John and Kim Voss from Trinity Lutheran Church in Prescott, Arizona (future home of an LCC K-9 Comfort Dog) were in Phoenix at the National Volleyball Tournament with the Golden Diggers, a Chicago women's team that the LCC Comfort Dogs have been working with to show how the use of a Comfort Dog helps athletes compete better. The Golden Diggers took 5th in the Nation!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:50
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia visits patients in Manor Care in Arlington Heights Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia at Manor CareOn Friday, May 23rd, LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Olympia, with LCC volunteer handler Toni Higgins-Thrash, visited Manor Care in Arlington Heights. Toni's husband, John, is recuperating from double knee replacement. Olympia went to brighten up John's day along with other patients.

 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Help Students After Passing of Their Teacher Print E-mail
Comfort Dogs at Trinity Lutheran On Thursday, May 22nd, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Lila (in training), Prince (Holy Cross, Portage, Indiana) and Lydia (in training) visited Trinity Lutheran High School in Seymour, Indiana. One of their teachers passed away in an unfortunate accident and it was finals week so we went down to share the compassion of our Lord! On a brighter note, we were there to witness a Vietnamese exchange student be welcomed into the family of our Lord through Holy Baptism.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 May 2014 12:07
 
Moore, Oklahoma One Year Later Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs in Moore, OK Today K-9 Comfort Dogs Phoebe, Louie, Jackson, Ruthie and Luther, with their handlers, were at St John's Lutheran Church in Moore, Oklahoma for a Remembrance Service. For our friends across the country, we ask that you keep our friends in Moore in your prayers today, one year after an EF5 tornado hit their community. Donate to LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Travel Expenses
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 15:46
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs visit children in Crisis Center in Gary, Indiana Print E-mail
 Barnabas and Prince at Crisis Center On Monday, May 19th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Barnabas and Prince from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Portage, Indiana visited some children who stay at The Crisis Center in Gary Indiana. This center is home to runaway and troubled youth.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 15:44
 
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs visit Lydia Home Association in Chicago Print E-mail
Lydia Home Association visit On Sunday, May 18th, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Jojo, Tara Sunday, Samuel, Darlin, Barnabas, Isaiah, and Lydia were invited to Lydia Home Association in Chicago, Illinois to visit with, and comfort the children there whom have suffered.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 10:50
 
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
 
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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

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