Events Schedule & Facilities Requesting Visits


Wyoming Class Update

Our next session of classes will begin on April 23, 2022 at Ascension & Holy Trinity Church, 334 Burns Ave., Wyoming, OH. Class starts at 10:00 am in the Parish Hall (look for the red double doors facing Burns Ave.).

If you are interested in training your dog for therapy visits, please use the following link to register for the class:


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040945ACAE2AA7F58-pettherapy1


Website for Branded Merchandise

The change to our name has been made and the merchandise is ready to go. The new link can be found below. If you already have apparel with the old name and logo, feel free to wear them. You do not have to purchase anything new.

Thanks to Dorothy Stadelmann for setting us up with a company and website that allows our members to order merchandise for direct shipment to their home. There are short sleeve shirts in unisex and ladies sizes, unisex long sleeve tees and sweatshirts, baseball caps and knit hats. All of the shirts come in forest green or royal blue and feature our organization's name and logo on the front.

We do not require members to wear the shirts, but if you are interested please use the following link to check out the merchandise and to place orders:


https://www.customdepotusa.com/Canines-for-Christ_c_221.html



You can find our Facebook link on our homepage.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

North Elementary School in Mt. Healthy is looking for a few teams to visit their school on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings. Please contact John Connor (Contact Information) if you would like to make visits to this school. The first visit went great and they want to make this an ongoing event for the children. If you can volunteer, please contact John.

Village of Eastgate and The Glen: Formerly Eastgate Village, this facility is located at 776 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike near Eastgate Mall. They are looking for teams to make visits. The company managing Village of Eastgate now also manages The Glen on Glen-Este Withamsville near Veterans Park. If you are interested in visiting either location, please contact Diana Dawson (dbd0002003@gmail.com).

Siena Gardens: Also located on the East side, this facility is very interested in having visits for their residents. They are located on SR125 and are very close to Lazlo's Iron Skillet restaurant (so they aren't too far up on 125). They can be very accommodating with days and times. Please contact Diana Dawson if you would like to make visits.

Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center (associated with Mt. Healthy Elementary) has requested some therapy teams. We currently have members visiting the elementary school and that has been very well received by the students. The preschool and kindergarten classrooms would love to have visits as well! This might be a good place for some of our small to medium size dogs. Please contact Diana Dawson (dbd0002003@gmail.com) if you are interested.

Crossroads: This facility is located in Clifton at the corner of MLK and Burnet Avenues. They are a rehab facility and would like to start visits again. The time would be 3:00 pm, but the day is flexible. Please contact Diana Dawson if you are interested in making visits.

Ronald McDonald House: RMH is looking to bring back therapy pets starting in 2022. They are reaching out to us to see if our members are still interested in participating. Their current guidelines are:

-All volunteers must be fully vaccinated and free of cold symptons during the visit.

-All volunteers much always wear a mask that completely covers their nose and mouth.

-Only the assigned volunteer and their dog may come onto the property (no additional visitors allowed).

-The handler must present proper ID as well as proof of current membership with Canines for Christ.

The organizer at RMH will discuss details with volunteers. They are looking to have visits at firm times. They are open all week and time slots would be 1:00 - 2:00 pm or 7:00 - 8:00 pm. If you are interested, please contact Diana Dawson at dbd0002003@gmail.com.

Mercy Anderson and Mercy Clermont Hospitals: Both hospitals are open for therapy dogs and would like to have more therapy teams visit. You will need to attend a volunteer orientation at the hospital, and must provide your dog's shot records and proof of their Canine Good Citizen certification. You can contact the hospital directly at 513-624-4676 and talk with Tracy Taylor or Jennifer. Please let Diana Dawson (dbd0002003@gmail.com) know if you begin visits so that we can update the list of facilities we visit. They are still taking volunteers.

Carlisle Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehab: This facility is located in Carlisle Ohio and would like to have visits from some of our teams. You can contact Dawn Nickoson on her cell at 937-746-2662, or by email at activities@ehcarlisle.net. If you begin visits please let Diana know.

Joseph House for Veterans: This organization has requested a couple of teams to visit every Monday at 2:00 pm. We currently have an urgent need for some fill in teams on 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, and 3/14. If you can assist for any of these dates, please contact Shelley Mullee at 513-604-5860, or shelleymullee@gmail.com. Shelley can accompany/train any teams on 1/31 or 2/7.

Central Parke Assisted Living & Memory Care: Located at 7495 Central Parke Blvd. in Mason is looking for a team(s) to visit their Memory Care unit. Please contact John Connor if you can visit.

Maple Knoll Village: This organization is interested in having visits from our organization. They are located at 11100 Springfield Pike in Cincinnati. Please contact John Connor if you can help.

Lodge Nursing & Rehab Center: We have several teams visiting the Lodge every Saturday at Noon, but they could use some additional teams. Please contact John Connor if you are interested in this facility. The residents that want to visit with the dogs come down to their lobby.

There are still quite a few facilities that are not open for therapy visits yet. If you were making visits and are interested in starting back, please contact them directly to see if they are open yet.


Dues Payments

Membership dues should be paid in February of each year. 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 Steve Bader, 3121 Benninghofen Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45015. If you have any questions, please contact Steve (Contact Information).

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