News & Updates

Tee Shirts are In!

If you are interested in a tee shirt, they have come in. Pam will have them at Ascension & Holy Trinity Church on 10/20/18 if you'd like to stop in and purchase one. She has the bright green with blue lettering (see picture in sidebar) and also a tan with maroon lettering. Shirts are sized for men, and they ran true to size the last time we ordered. Remember, you are not required to buy a shirt in order to make visits.

Anderson/Eastgate members: If you are interested, let me know your size and color choice. I will arrange to get them from Pam next month. I'll pay her and you can pay me. If you would like to check out a couple of sizes, just give the sizes you'd like to see and I'll bring them. (Diana Dawson

April 2018 Events

On April 13, five teams visited at Turpin High School in Anderson Twp. We had a great time talking with students and staff, and the dogs really enjoyed all of the attention they received. Thanks to all of our great teams for sharing a portion of their day to attend this event: Allison Camp and Violet, Diana Dawson and Mozzie, Sue Polaski and Sophie, Roger Spatz and Juneau, and Dorothy Stadelmann and Tillie. We appreciate your continued support!

In addition to all of the normal visits and activities our volunteers are involved with, this week we had members that went to P&G's ITC campus to participate in their Vibrant Living event again this year. Our thanks to Lizbeth McCormick for arranging for us to attend and to the volunteers that came. We also went to the Springer School so that students in grades 1-3 could read to the dogs. Thanks to all of our members and everyone that shares their time and their dog's love and companionship with others. We couldn't do it without you!


Chiffon Visits Ohio Living Mt. Pleasant

Chiffon's owner, Patti Allen, is the Director of Independent Living at Ohio Living Mt. Pleasant, and she loves visiting with the residents.  She is there frequently and is shown in this picture listening to one of the residents.  Thanks to Patti for providing the photo, and to the resident's family for giving permission to post it on the website.  It certainly shows the value therapy animals provide to everyone they visit.

Remote Trainers/Evaluators

We are rolling out a new program in an attempt to expand the areas we are able to reach with this ministry.  We will utilize trainers in the region and they will train teams to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  Once trained, teams will be referred to our group to see if they are interested in joining our organization.  The trainers will charge their normal fees for their class and we will charge our normal membership fee (currently $50 per year).   A therapy class will start in Anderson Twp. on November 5 at 2:00 pm at the Anderson Twp. Family Pet Center on Clough Pike.  Class fee is $150 for 8 weeks and participants are expected to attend all classes.  Please contact Allison Camp at for additional information.  Feel free to refer anyone you know to Allison if they have an interest in training for therapy work.

Training Classes

Classes continue for this session at Ascension & Holy Trinity Church in Wyoming.  Classes start at 9:00 am on Saturdays. Check the calendar in Events Schedule for more information on classes and upcoming events.  Don't forget, all members are welcome to attend if you would like a refresher or just some networking time. We'd love to see you!

Prayer Team

Bill would like to determine interest in beginning a prayer chain within our group.  As a faith based ministry, Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati brings comfort, compassion and unconditional love to many through our beloved pets.

A prayer chain is an exciting ministry opportunity that doesn’t require any special talent or a lot of time. All that you need is a heart for the Lord and His people no matter their station in life. Everyone has needs whether it is health, financial or other life challenges that may seem insurmountable. Prayer can unlock many doors that may appear closed to us, but can be opened through the love of our mighty and faithful Lord. A prayer chain is a specific type of prayer ministry consisting of a group of people willing to pray when the chain is activated by one or more of its’ members.

The requirements for becoming an active participant in the prayer chain consists of compassion for people, expectation through the power of prayer, commitment to prayer and sacrifice through time when the prayer chain is activated for specific requests. To maintain continuity and effectiveness, a team leader will be appointed to coordinate the prayer chain team.

Should this ministry be of interest to you, please let us know by contacting Pam Fox at 513-870-0037 until a coordinator is appointed. We welcome your comments and any suggestions that you wish to share.  There is some additional information on the flyer provided in the files section at the very bottom of this page.

AKC Therapy Dog Organization

Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati is now listed on the American Kennel Club's website under Therapy Dog Organizations.  All dogs that pass the Canine Good Citizen test are eligible to receive the AKC Therapy Dog title.  You can find us listed on the AKC website by going to and searching under Therapy Dog Organizations.

Dues Payments

In order to reduce time spent bookkeeping by our volunteers, we are changing our dues structure so that payments will be due each February.  This applies to anyone that joined prior to June of 2017.  If you have questions you can contact Pam Fox for more details.  Annual membership dues are $50. This helps us to cover our insurance premiums and cost to attend events.  Your dues payment ensures that you are a member in good standing so that if you have a problem on a therapy visit you will be covered by our liability insurance.  Payments supporting our organization should be made to:

Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati
%Pam Fox
9386 Colgate Way
West Chester, OH  45011

Please note, you are welcome to support the national organization located in Florida, but those payments support their group only and do not cover you under our insurance policy.

Therapy Teams and Mentors Needed!!

We are still in need of mentors and volunteers for several facilities that have requested visits. Please contact Steve at if you can help.

Therapy teams needed for the following locations:
Blueridge Vista, 5500 Verulam Ave., Cincinnati, OH
Birchwood, Hamilton Mason Road in Fairfield Twp.
Queen City Hospice (has contacted us several times for therapy teams)
Hospice of Southwest Ohio (various locations)

Both of the hospice groups have needs throughout the area.

If you have an interest in any of these locations, please contact Steve at the email noted above. 

Thank you so much for your support and service!

CFC Rewards Program - "Cause for Paws"

Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati would like to introduce our new rewards program, “Cause for Paws."  This is an effort to reward volunteers who make things happen in our organization and at the same time encourage others to participate. 

So we would like to have “cause” to give “paws."  The paws will be the currency you can earn and redeem for merchandise or towards your annual dues (up to $25). The “Paws” will given in increments of $5, and will be good for 2 years after issue.  The rewards can only be given by a CFC board member.

You can earn "Paws" by:

Completing 6 months of visits (at least 2 per month)
Working a shift in a CFC event booth (at least 2 hours)
Referring someone to CFC
Setting up a new facility to visit by CFC members.
Being an approved mentor for new members
Assist in training class
Conduct a training class (10 paws for 8 week cycle)
Conduct or participate in CFC educational event.
Obtain AKC Evaluator status

This program will start on a trial basis for 1 year. So please take advantage of it.


Steve Bader

(Posted 10/8/15)

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