• Rowdy Lion of Judah

    This 100 year old beautiful lady loves Rowdy dressed as the "Lion of Judah"

  • Buddy sings

    "Buddy" sings "Jesus Loves Me" with the elderly

  • Rascal

    CFC volunteer "Rascal" brings joy to everyone

  • Vi at Sunday School

    "Vi" shares kisses and God's love with kids at Sunday school classes

  • Vicki and elderly

    CFC volunteer, "Vicki", brings smiles and God's love to the elderly

  • 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"

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

  • Watch the latest Fox 13 News Video "Faith In Action - Canines for Christ" on the "Links" page for an exciting glimpse into how the Canines for Christ ministry shows God's love through our precious dogs
  • Check out the "Lives Touched" page to read these inspiring stories:
    • Faith's Fan Club
    • Joni and Georgia - A Unique Beginning
    • Scarlett in the "Living Room"
    • Tom and "Mighty Mouse"
    • VA Hospital Extols Benefits of CFC Ministry
  • Great News! CFC is now insured with a liability policy for $1,000,000 that covers the volunteers and the canines while on ministry visits.
  • Want to see all the locations where Canines for Christ volunteers serve? View our Google map on the "Current Team Locations" page