LCC K-9 Comfort Dog
LCC K-9 Comfort Dog - Damaris
The Comfort Dog Ministry at Memorial is a missional community led by Stacy Bretting, Carolyn Meyer, Brenda Davis, & Nathan Engman. Our dog, Damaris, serves as a bridge to provide comfort, peace, and hope to people who are hurting and in need. Damaris serves as a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help in times of need. When we are invited, our team of handlers and ministry assistants will take Damaris to places like hospitals, schools, nursing homes, service organizations, or simply out into the community. Beyond this, we hope to respond in times of crisis in our community and beyond.
The events on March 28-29 to visit with Daramis in action have been canceled. Furthermore, Damaris' regular visits have been suspended for a time.
For more information about COVID-19 and MLC's action plan click here.
Facts About Damaris
She is a purebred Golden Retriever
She has passed the AKC Good Citizenship Test
She has completed over 2000 hours of training as a comfort dog and continues regularly training each day & week.
She is certified by Lutheran Church Charities (www.lutheranchurchcharities.org)
She is a working dog
She is NOT a service dog (but she is service-level trained)
She is NOT a pet
Damaris also has her own Bible verse:
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, This is the way; walk in it." ~ Isaiah 30:21
A special thank you to Katy Veterinary Clinic for taking such wonderful care of Damaris and for providing Veterinary services to her. www.katyvetclinic.com
We also want to thank Suburban Mutt for taking care of Damaris' grooming free of charge!
To schedule a visit with Damaris you can contact Stacey Bretting at Memorial.
You can also follow Damaris on Facebook at DamarisComfortDog.