• 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

  • LYF $500 Donation

    Learning Your Function (LYF) presents $500 donation to C4C

  • Mia at Lutz Elementary

    "Mia" loves visiting at Lutz Elementary School

  • Gracie with Florida Hospital patient

    "Gracie" brings smiles to this Florida Hospital patient

  • Molly with 911 Operators

    "Molly" blesses 911 operators in the Nashville Police Department

  • Buddy Pourchot and Buddy Brewer

    Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch children love C4C "Buddy's" (Pourchot and Brewer)

  • God Bless America

    God Bless America!

  • Lacey Head Pats

    Lacey enjoying head cuddles

  • Gracie at Children's Hospital

    It's hugs all around for Gracie at the Children's Hospital therapy room

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

  • Introducing Kaitlin Lane our C4C Corporate Facebook Manager!

    "Baxter" and I found Canines for Christ in March 2016 after many prayers of what was next for me. I heard a message loud and clear from God telling me to use my dog to talk about HIM! A quick Google search for "Dogs and Jesus" brought me to C4C!

    I'm excited to get to know everyone and help spread the message of C4C through Facebook. Please send me pictures and stories anytime at: BaxterLane2@gmail.com. And "like" and share our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/c4ctherapydog.

  • Do you know who was the first Canines for Christ canine volunteer? Read "In the Beginning ..." to find out on the "Lives Touched" page.
  • Read "C4C -- Not Just For Patients" on the "Lives Touched" page for a powerful story about the impact a Canines for Christ volunteer made on a patient's family member.