KOG Comfort Dog Volunteer Sign Up
We are getting excited about the Comfort Dog ministry at King of Glory! Team Solomon needs your help to make this ministry a success!

While our team of handlers and caregiver have been selected, we still need help in all other areas, including Paw Partners who will go on visits with our handlers. Sign up below!

If you need additional information or want to ask questions, please contact Trish Freshwater: trish.freshwater@kogva.org or 757-656-1790 (mobile).
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Full Handler Description
1. A Handler must be 18 years of age or older and completed a criminal background check.
2. A Handler must have availability to take dog to outreach events, to train, and to exercise. A minimum of 2-5 hours a week.
3. A Handler needs to be able to accept at least a two year commitment to the ministry.
4. A Handler needs to be committed to be consistent with commands, corrections and praise with the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog.
5. A Handler understands that the K-9 Comfort Dog is not a highly trained pet but a working dog that needs structure, daily training, and exercise in order to do its job of comforting and calming those in need.
6. A Handler must be physically able to work with and exercise a young dog.
7. A Handler should be a committed Christian while being comfortable and competent with handling the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog.
8. A Handler is called upon to be able to listen, engage in conversation, pray and proclaim Jesus Christ with the person being served, using the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog as the bridge between the Handler and the person connecting the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog.
Full Caregiver Description
1. A caregiver must be 18 years of age or older, a trusted member of the Ministry Affiliate and completed a criminal background check.
2. The primary caregiver should be a member of the congregation rather than the pastor.
3. Any individuals 18 years of age or older in the home must be trained by LCC to handle the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog.
4. One member of the caregiver home needs to be a handler for the Ministry Affiliate as well.
5. A handler must be physically able to work with and exercise a young dog.
6. The caregiver must be able to provide a structured environment for the dog to live.
7. The caregiver should live in a house rather than an apartment or condominium.
8. The caregiver should have a yard for the dog to play. A fenced in yard is preferred.
9. It is preferable that there are no other dogs in the caregiver home.
10. The caregiver is committed to be consistent with commands, corrections and praise with the LCC K-9 Comfort Dog.
11. The caregiver understands that the K-9 Comfort Dog is not a highly trained pet but a working dog that needs structure, daily training, and exercise in order to do its job of comforting and calming those in need.
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