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  • Ron Leonard and Molly at 911 Center

    Ron Leonard and "Molly" help relieve stress at 911 Centers in KY and TN

  • Blessing, Peprika, and Zaccheus at Nursing Home

    "Blessing", "Peprika", and "Zaccheus" share God's love with this nursing home resident

  • Blessing and Zaccheus Study Buddy

    The children love to read to Study Buddies, "Blessing" and "Zaccheus"

  • Zaccheus at Cowboy Church

    "Zaccheus" enjoys attending Cowboy Church Service

  • Nia at USO

    "Nia" gets lots of pets and brings lots of smiles to the soldiers at the USO

  • Zaccheus reading Bible

    "Zaccheus" reads the Bible with this sweet girl at the "Cowboy Church" in KY

  • Bouc in Gladeville, TN

    "Bouc" brings joy to the elderly at the Glade Church in Gladeville, TN

  • Mickey at Sun City Nursing Home

    "Mickey" enjoys bringing smiles to patients at Sun City Nursing Home

  • ARC students in C4C t-shirts

    Bible study students at the ARC facility love their new C4C t-shirts

  • Buddy and Gracie

    "Buddy"and "Gracie" bring God's joy to this beautiful woman in CT

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

  • You can be a Chaplain in your community...with Canines for Christ. Review the "C4C Chaplain Teams" page to learn how you can become a C4C Chaplain.
  • Canines for Christ volunteers Ron Leonard and "Molly" were recently featured on two TV news videos. Both videos can be viewed by clicking the links on the "Links" page
  • View CTN's Bay Focus video about Canines for Christ ministry serving the Shriner's Hospitals for Children in Tampa, FL on the "Links" page
  • Do you know who was the first Canines for Christ canine volunteer? Read "In the Beginning ..." to find out on the "Lives Touched" page.