News & Updates

No Class in Wyoming on May 13

There will not be a class in Wyoming on May 13 due to a Historic Tour of the Parish Hall.  Class will resume on May 20 with week 6.

P&G Vibrant Living Event 2017

We were invited to participate again this year in the P&G Vibrant Living Wellbeing Event. Thanks so much to Lydia for getting us into the site and coordinating again this year!  We also want to thank Lizbeth and Steve for attending to support us. The event was very successful and we couldn't do it without the help of all of our members volunteering their time.  Attending were Lydia and Binky, Lizbeth, Steve and Blair, and Diana and Mozzie.

Prayer Team

Bill is interested in determining 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.

Training Classes

Classes began in Wyoming on 4/1/17. We are having one class that begins at 2:30 pm.  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!

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 2016.  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.

My Furry Valentine 2017

Thanks so much to all of our volunteers that helped support our organization at this year's My Furry Valentine event.  It was very successful for us as we met many people that were interested in training to become therapy teams.  

Recent Visits to Cub Scouts & Veterans

We had quite a few of our therapy teams visiting a cub scout den and also the Georgetown Veterans Home in November and December.  Both visits were very well received and our teams enjoyed being welcomed by these groups.

Please remember to watch your email for opportunities and also review this space for future opportunities to make visits and to volunteer at events.  My Furry Valentine will be coming up on 2/11/17 and 2/12/17 (see the Events Schedule for more info on that event).


Rich Gomez & Nico Video

Rich recently did a video for the Ascension & Holy Trinity YouTube site.  He and Nico talk about their weekly visits to Maple Knoll.  Check out the video below.  Great job Rich and Nico!  Thanks for your visits and support.

YouTube Video

Therapy Teams and Mentors Needed!!

We are still in need of mentors and volunteers for several facilities that have requested visits. Please contact Sarah 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.
Artis Senior Living in Mason
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 Sarah at the email noted above. 

Thank you so much for your support and service!

Sweatshirt Orders

We are taking orders for sweatshirts if you are interested.  The shirts are pictured in the My Furry Valentine shots shown above, being worn by Bill, Pam, and Steve.  They are a light tan pullover and feature our logo.  The shirts will be sold at cost for $25 each.  If you are interested, please contact Pam Fox to place your order and obtain her mailing information so that you can send her your advance payment.  Shirts will not be ordered until payment is made.  (Pam Fox Contact Information)  Posted 2/19/2016

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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