News & Updates

We have recently changed our name to Canines for Christ of Southwest Ohio. We believe this better represents the areas we visit, and will help us in the future as we look to grow our outreach further out in the community.

As more and more facilities are opening back up after Covid, we are receiving many requests for volunteers. Please check our Events Schedule page for all the locations and information.

Prayer Team

As a faith based ministry, Canines for Christ of Southwest Ohio 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 John Connor at 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 Southwest Ohio is 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. At this point you will need to search under our old name (Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati) in order to find us at the American Kennel Club. We are working with them to change our name in their system.