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LCC Comfort Dog Welcomed to Trinity Downtown: First in Florida

LCC Comfort Dog Welcomed to Trinity Downtown: First in Florida

Date(s) - 1 Jul 2018
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Trinity Downtown


Trinity Lutheran Church welcomes their Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog and launches a Comfort Dog Ministry!

Passing of the Vest Ceremony: June 30 & July 1

  • This is the first Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog placement in the state of Florida
  • Trinity’s dog will be vested as a K-9 Comfort Dog, K-9 Police Ministry and Kare 9 Military Ministry
  • Five (5) visiting LCC Comfort Dogs from neighboring states will be in attendance
  • Passing of the Vest Ceremonies to be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on June 30 and July 1
    • Saturday, June 30: 6 pm; followed by a meet and greet on the church steps afterward
    • Sunday, July 1: 8:00 am, 9:30 am, 11:00 am; coffee and cake meet and greet after each service
  • Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 123 East Livingston Street in Downtown Orlando
  • Campus and street parking available, as well as paid garage parking directly across the street from the Sanctuary
  • Contact: Trinity’s Church office at 407-488-1919 x101



Trinity’s Comfort Dog will arrive in Orlando on June 23 after completing its extensive training with Lutheran Church Charities. Lutheran Church Charities began the Comfort Dog Ministry using pure bred Golden Retrievers as a calming influence for those suffering and in need of comfort. These beautiful animals create opportunities to share the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ. The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs are working animals, trained to interact with people of all ages.

Nineteen (19) Comfort Dogs were deployed to Orlando in June 2016, and again in June of 2017 in response to the shootings at Pulse.  They were also recently deployed for the Parkland School tragedy.

This LCC K-9 Comfort Dog will be the very first one for the state of Florida.  A Comfort Dog must always be invited, but there is never a fee for the visit.


Trinity Downtown, Senior Pastor, Rev. Doug Kallesen

LCMS FL-GA District President, Rev. Gregg Walton (9:30am service)

Trinity’s Comfort Dog Ministry Team Leaders: “Top Dogs” Wendy & Eric Havens

Representing Lutheran Church Charities: Phil Burden, Team Sasha Comfort Dog


For more information:


Trinity Lutheran Church office at 407-488-1919 x101 or