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Comfort Dogs
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Maggie's Handler Wins Emmy for Documentary Print E-mail
The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs would like to congratulate Maggie Comfort Dog's handler, Ken Fay of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, Connecticut for receiving an Emmy Award for his work on his documentary Wags "N" Tails. Maggie with Emmy

The video 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 at 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, 11 June 2014 09:15
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Presented with Handmade Collars Print E-mail
Collar On Friday, June 6, Hilary Lamon was gracious enough to present seven of our LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs with exquisite handmade collars that had their names and a beautiful cross engraved on the buckle.

Attached to the collars is also a dog tag that Hilary is making available to help support Therapy Dog work. We thank Hilary for her generous gift to the Comfort Dogs, they are "styling in their new collars." Hilary Lamon is living her dream of owning her own specialized company, Hilary Lamon Unexpected Luxury. More information may be found here.

Hilary with Collars
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 09:58
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs visit Royal Family Oaks Camp Print E-mail
chloe On Monday, June 9, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Susie (St. Peter Arlington Heights), Chloe (Lord of Life, LaFox), Abbi (ELIM Christian School), and JoJo (Living Christ Arlington Heights), along with their handlers, met many students attending Royal Family Oaks Camp. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were very happy to be able to bring comfort to these campers as they began their week at camp.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:34
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit Central Road Elementart School Print E-mail
Jojo, Susie, Tara On Wednesday, June 4, LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs JoJo (Living Christ Arlington Heights), Susie (St. Peter Arlington Heights), and Tara, along with their handlers, visited with the children at Central Road Elementary School in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were so excited to meet the wonderful children at Central Road, they hope they are able to meet them again!
LCC Hosts Top Dog Training June 2-4 Print E-mail
Handlers with dogs At the beginning of last week Lutheran Church Charities hosted several churches in Top Dog Training. Several churches participated in the event, including Trinity Lutheran in Davenport, Iowa; St. John's Lutheran in LaGrange, Illinois; St. John's Lutheran in Lombard, Illinois and Our Redeemer Lutheran in Fort Collins, Colorado. We look forward to the continued partnership with these congregations long into the future.
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Susie Visits Many Different Places Print E-mail
susie LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Susie (St. Peter Arlington Heights) has been very active the past few weeks visiting such places as Prince of Peace in Palatine, St. Philip's in Chicago, the Central DuPage Hospital, Good Shepherd in Elgin and numerous other places.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 08:44
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Visit St. John's Lutheran Church in Green Valley, Illinois Print E-mail
On Sunday, June 1, the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs were invited to St. John's LC in Green Valley, Illinois. LCC staff and volunteers were honored to share in the celebrating of Rev. Kevin Bueltmann's 25th year of service in the LCMS. boy with dogsBetween services, LCC President Tim Hetzner presented to the adults while LCC K-9 comfort dogs Shami (St. John Lutheran Church in Darien, Illinois); Luther (LCC); Lily (in training); and Kye (Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Belvidere, Illinois) visited the children in Sunday School. A wonderful time was had by all during the luncheon festivity as members took more time to visit with the dogs.

We thank St. John's congregation for the invitation and generous donations, but moreover to Pastor Bueltmann for his ministry. We are grateful for such an amazing visit and pray the Lord's continued blessings for St. John's-Green Valley. St John's is a very healthy and active congregation, with many younger members, serving their community and beyond. They are a friendly church and it was a privilege being part of their Sunday activities.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 14:13
LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs visit Immanuel Lutheran Chuch in Palatine, Illinois Print E-mail
LCC K-9 Dogs at Immanuel Lutheran Over the weekend (May 31-June 1), several of our LCC K-9 Comfort Dog teams helped support Immanuel Lutheran Church in Palatine with their mission fair. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs Chewie, Tara, Tillie, Wave, Star, and Ruthie were on hand to meet with congregational members and discuss the many ways LCC supports congregations with outreach opportunities, including the K-9 Comfort Dogs.
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
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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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