• Ineta, Muza, and Jaris in Lithuania

    "Muza" and "Jaris" spread Jesus' love in Kaunas, Lithuania

  • Lisa And Skipper at Dog Church

    C4C volunteer Lisa, with "Skipper", leads worship music at Dog Church

  • Kids Hug Gracie

    "Gracie" gets lots of hugs from elementary school kids after their reading class

  • Annabelle and Girl

    C4C Volunteer, "Annabelle", brings smiles to children at Florida Hospital

  • Selma at Cancer Walk

    C4C volunteers Selma and "Maccchiato" with kids at the St Pete Cancer Walk

  • Brut at SanAntonio

    Children at San Antonio Elementary are all smiles when Brut comes

  • Bruce with Mustafa and Muhammad

    Bruce loves on Mustafa and Muhammad at Florida Hospital Pediatrics

  • Oliver and Leah

    C4C volunteers, Oliver and Leah minister to military veterans in the courtroom

  • Team Goose award

    C4C "Team Goose" awarded Florida Healthcare Association Volunteer of the Year!

  • Jackie and Lana

    C4C volunteers, Jackie and "Lana", bring smiles at Shriner's Hospital

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

  • How did Canines for Christ start? Read "The Power of A Whisper" to find out on the "Lives Touched" page.
  • Veterans serve our country unselfishly. Check out the "Lives Touched" page to read how this Canines for Christ volunteer team offers emotional support to veterans: "C4C Volunteers Offer Support to Veterans".
  • New ministry tool to hand out on visits! If you are interested in a supply of the C4C Pocket Testament (the Gospel of John) with C4C ministry information featured, please send an email to canines4christ@gmail.com