K-9 Comfort Dogs have deployed as of Tuesday and Wednesday to Boston and are with the survivors of Monday’s marathon attacks.
The dogs – a ministry of Lutheran Church Charities – and their handlers are working with the First Lutheran Church of Boston several blocks away from the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The therapy dogs are especially equipped for extremely stressful situations: Each of the organization’s retrievers has gone through eight months to a year of service training, starting at the age of 6 weeks.
Anyone affected by Monday’s tragedy is welcome to meet the dogs. Just drop by the church while the dogs are here (see schedule below). We’re at the corner of Berkeley and Marlborough Streets.
Rev. Ingo Dutzmann, First Lutheran’s pastor, requested the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs’ presence for those in the community who are shaken up from the bombings.
About the Comfort Dogs
All the dogs have their own Facebook page which describe their healing reach to many persons.
Rev Tim Yeadon, District President of the New England District, has also joined the team to bring the mercy and comfort of Jesus Christ to those affected by the April 15th events.
Comfort Dogs Schedule
The K9 teams are scheduled to be at First Lutheran Church at the following hours.
Saturday: Beginning at 9AM-7PM
Sunday: Beginning at 7AM
More Information and Photos
Please contact the church at 617-536-8851 or by email if you’d like additional information. Also feel free to leave a comment on this page.
You can view more photos of their ongoing work courtesy of Lutheran Church Charities.