About Us

Mission Statement

 Letting Christ’s love shine through us and our canine companions. 

"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother" -Proverbs 18:24 ESV

Canines For Christ: Canines for Christ of Southwest Ohio was introduced in Cincinnati by Bill and Pam Fox in 2012.  Their dog Eli and his handler Bill visited dozens of facilities in our areas. 

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.

Canines for Christ of Southwest Ohio has been an independent organization since 2012 when we became a non-profit 501c3 corporation. We are an accredited AKC Therapy Dog group, and offer all the benefits of various national organizations including liability insurance, Canines Good Citizen training, mentoring support, and numerous opportunities to share God's unconditional love with people in the Greater Cincinnati area which is the focus of our Ministry.

We are proud of our mission serving our local communities and would be pleased to have you and your beloved canine partner as valuable parts of our team.

Eli was the first therapy dog for Canines for Christ of Southwest Ohio and was the inspiration for Bill and Pam Fox to introduce the organization to the Cincinnati area.  He lives on in the hearts of his owner and the people he touched during his therapy visits.  Some of our other dogs are featured below.

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.