Events Schedule

Local 12 News Story Airing 4/5/19

Our organization will be featured in a story during the 5:30 pm segment on Local 12 news. Liz Bonis will report the story and talk to some of our members with their dogs.  

2019 Wyoming Classes Scheduled

Wyoming Classes Our next class will begin on March 23, 2019 at 9:00 am and will be held at Ascension & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. If you are interested in joining our classes for the first time, it would be helpful if you could pre-register by filling in the membership form that can be found at the bottom of this page. Checks should be made payable to Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati, and mailed to Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati, 9386 Colegate Way, West Chester, OH 45011. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Fox (Contact Information). 

2019 Dues Payments

Membership dues should be paid in February of each year. Members that joined from June - December 2018 will not owe a dues payment until February 2020. Dues are $50 per year and provide us with the ability to continue to have the funds needed to pay our insurance premium. The insurance covers you, your pet, and the locations we visit. We would not be able to provide this important benefit to our members without your annual dues payment. Checks can be made payable to Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati, and mailed to Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati, 9386 Colegate Way, West Chester, OH 45011. If you have any questions, please contact Pam Fox (Contact Information).

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Upcoming Events

Matt Haverkamp 5K Pursuit Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run, Spring Grove Cemetary will be held on Sunday, April 7th at 9:00 am and we are a sponsor for this event. Early registration for a discounted price ends on March 22nd, but you can continue to register after that for an additional $5 fee.  All proceeds benefit The Matt Haverkamp Foundation which supports local police departments in and around the greater Cincinnati area by purchasing K9s and law enforcement equipment for them. You can get additional information about this event (including cost for each event and registration forms by visiting

West Chester Memorial Day Parade  We will be participating in the West Chester Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 27th. The parade forms at 9:00 am at the parking lot of GE Aviation - NPI, 6440 Aviation Way, West Chester Twp, OH. The parade will step off at 10:00 am. The parade route is 0.7 miles and mostly flat. If you would like to walk in the parade with your dog, please let Bill or Pam Fox know (Contact Information).

Teams Needed

Maddux Elementary in Anderson Twp. has asked for some teams to visit during their Healthy Habits Week. They have requested teams on April 12th (time still to be determined). That day is Feel Good Friday, and they will be giving the children strategies and tools to help promote positive and happy feelings. If you can participate, please contact Diana Dawson at

We have been asked if we have a team that can visit their grandmother at Carriage Court Memory Care in Kenwood. This could be one therapy session or ongoing sessions and they can be scheduled with the granddaughter. If anyone is currently visiting this facility, or has an interest in visiting this resident, please contact John Connor at 

Heritage Spring, 7235 Heritagesprings Dr., West Chester, OH is looking for a couple of teams to visit their facility. They are a transitional care facility for people needing specialized care on a short term or continuing basis. Please contact John Connor at if you would like to volunteer. They are looking for teams that can start as soon as possible.

Thrive Memory Care, West Chester OH is located on the same campus as Heritage Spring and would also like some therapy teams to visit at their facility. Please contact Pam Fox if you are interested in making visits. (Contact Information)

Volunteer Opportunities

Mercy Anderson and Mercy Clermont Hospitals have opportunities for their pet therapy program. Last year we were accepted into the Jewish Hospital in Kenwood, and the Mercy hospitals are part of the same health system. One of our volunteers was volunteering at Jewish and recently moved over to Mercy Anderson. She checked with their volunteer coordinator and got us in at these hospitals (thanks Nan Williams). She visits with her dog Gus and they love visiting patients, visitors, nurses, doctors and even the ER crews. Gus was recently given an award for all his good work. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Diana Dawson at for additional information. We will get you in touch with the coordinator, and Nan has also offered to mentor.

Ronald McDonald House currently has enough teams. If you are interested, please stay in touch with Pam Fox to see if space has opened up. (Contact Information)

Glendale Place, 779 Glendale Milford Road would like to have an additional team visit their facility on Friday. If you are interested, you can contact Darlene in their activity department at 513-771-1779. Mariann Moster and Cali are currently visiting on Wednesday and she was asked to reach out to see if we could find an additional team. Please let John Connor know if you are able to visit, or if you would like more information or to have him contact the facility.

The Crossroads Center is a mental health and addiction treatment center in Cincinnati that is interested in establishing a pet therapy program with Canines for Christ teams. Crossroads Center is located at 311 Martin Luther King Dr., East. Pam and Bill Fox and John Connor have met with their staff and toured their facility. We would like to find some teams that can visit. For additional information, please contact Bill or Pam (Contact Information). 

Central Parke Alzheimer's Special Care Center, 7495 Central Parker Blvd., Mason, OH 45240 has requested a team to make visits at their facility. Any day of the week works for them, but the best time is probably 10:00 am. I assume that visits could also be made on the weekend. If we get more than one team that has an interest, perhaps you could rotate weeks if unable to commit to weekly visits. Please contact John Connor ( if you are interested in visiting at this facility.

Please watch our Facebook page for weather related updates regarding our class schedule.  Cancellations will also be listed on the Fox19 Closings & Delays website.

Steve Bader,
Jan 9, 2019, 3:55 PM