About the Ministry

This powerful ministry is opening doors into the lives of people in this community, the State of Connecticut and beyond. Alongside two beautiful golden retrievers named Addie and Leah, our comfort dog handlers gather teams of people to serve those in our local schools, nursing homes, hospice care centers, shut ins and more. Addie and Leah are owned by Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danbury, CT and have been trained by Lutheran Church Charities. Both dogs have been extensively trained to remain calm, obedient, and friendly while working in order to provide a welcoming and a non judgemental atmosphere for the people they are serving.  When disaster strikes, Addie, Leah, and the team are dispatched to bring comfort and compassion. This ministry is for those who desire to serve people who are often in desperate need.