About Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati

Canines For Christ: Is a faith based Pet Therapy group, showing Christian love through giving and acting. Our first priority is the people we help.


What We Do:  Our primary focus is to get dogs and their handlers into the community visiting locations such as nursing homes, libraries, hospice, and many other locations.  We also run training classes throughout the year (one hour, once a week, for 8 weeks) geared toward helping our teams get through basic Obedience Training, and preparing them for taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  Once the team has successfully passed the Canine Good Citizen test, they can be placed with an existing team to be mentored prior to doing visits on their own.

 

Cost:  It is our goal to keep costs as low as possible in order to encourage more people to join the cause.  Our training fee is $75 which covers as many 8 week training cycles as it takes for you to pass the Canine Good Citizen test.  We do training in multiple locations and members are welcome to attend any class at any location. The training fee also includes the first year's membership fee of $50.  After your first year, there is an annual membership fee of $50 which enables us to cover the cost of our liability insurance (teams are covered during visits) and to participate in local community events.


Annual Dues Payments:  We are changing our dues payment structure to cut down on the time our volunteers spend with bookkeeping.  Our previous structure was to have people pay their dues on the anniversary they joined.  This is a complicated process for us to track, and it's difficult for everyone to remember when they joined the group.  Therefore, going forward annual dues will be collected in February of each year.  If you joined prior to June of the previous year, we request that you pay dues in February.  For example, if you joined the group in April of 2016, your dues would be paid in February 2017.  Paying your dues ensures that you are a member in good standing, and covered by our liability policy should anything occur on one of your visits.


Annual dues are $50 and should be paid and sent to the following address:

Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati

%Pam Fox

9386 Colgate Way

West Chester, OH  45011


Please do not send dues payments to the national organization in Florida, unless you choose to support them separately.  You are welcome to do so, but paying dues to them will not cover you under our insurance plan.

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