• Sadie's commissioning

    Duane & Judi Kline commissioning Janet Deitrich & "Sadie" as CFC volunteers

  • Bouc with Santa Jim

    Jim Kidwell (Santa) and "Bouc" bring God's love to cancer patients at Hope Lodge

  • Cooper at Nursing Home

    CFC volunteer "Cooper" with nursing home resident in Houston, Texas

  • Georgia with child

    "Georgia" brings smiles to children at Suncoast Kids Place Grief Center

  • Buster at Mort Elementary

    Kids at Mort Elementary enjoy "reading time" with Judy Overman and "Buster"

  • Bruce and Steve

    Chaplain Steve with "Bruce" (the black dog) sharing God's love with the disabled

  • Molly at Angel Breakfast

    The kids loved both Jim and Molly at Idlewild's Christmas Angel Breakfast

  • Cubbie at Life Care Center

    CFC volunteer "Cubbie" during a weekly visit at the Florida Life Care Center

  • Wrigley with Veterans

    Tampa CFC canine "Wrigley" was a big hit at Veteran's Day parade

  • CFC visits Veterans

    CFC teams from Pensacola and Mobile visit veterans on Veterans Day 2014

Who We Are

Canines for Christ is a Christian-based, animal-assisted therapy ministry that uses ordinary people and their beloved dogs to share God's message of love, hope, kindness, and compassion to the community.

What We Do

Pioneered by Chaplain Larry Randolph, Canines for Christ has been in existence since July 2007. The number of ways God has blessed all kinds of people through this ministry is humbling. New dogs and volunteers are being added constantly. Currently, hundreds of canines and human volunteers have been approved to serve God in this unique ministry.

With God's blessings, we hope to expand in many more locations. Praise God!

We currently go to places such as cancer centers, grief centers, children's homes, nursing homes, hospitals, hospice facilities, special needs facilities for the mental and physically disabled, home visits, prison ministries, and many other places upon request.

Our mission is letting Christ's love shine through us and our canines as His disciples when we visit people who need love, hope and compassion that only God's message can provide. And we want them to know that God loves them.

Are you asking yourself...

  • What is my calling?
  • Where is it that God wants to use me to build His Kingdom?
  • How can I make a difference in the lives of people in need of love, hope, and compassion?
  • Am I able to share the love of Jesus with the sick, elderly, lonely, depressed, injured, and dying?

If you want to be involved in this ministry, go to the "Steps to Serve" page to find out more.

Recent Updates

  • Want to see all the locations where Canines for Christ volunteers serve? View our Google map on the "Current Team Locations" page
  • We've recently added the ability to donate securely online using Paypal or a credit card. See how on the "Donations" page
  • Check out the "Lives Touched" page to read these inspiring stories:
    • Breakfast with Bill
    • Faith and Reba
    • Reading Time With Buster
  • Canines for Christ participated in the 2014 Atlanta Pet Expo. Read all about it on the "Special Events" page