The Comfort Dog Ministry

The Comfort Dogs return to Boston and will be at First Lutheran Church on Thursday and Friday.

Schedule at First Lutheran Church

Thursday May 9th from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  (including the Memorial service at noon) and some will be at the Ascension Day service at Trinity West Roxbury on Thursday May 9th at 7 p.m. All are welcome to visit the church and the dogs.

If you would like to be visited by the comfort dogs…

If you are hospitalized, homebound or unable to make it to the Back Bay and would like to request a comfort dog visit, Pastor Paul Lantz will be the contact person. Please reach him by email  at, or phone 339-203-2258.

What does it take to bring a comfort dog to Boston full time?

Tim Hetzner, president of Lutheran Church Charities and Rich Martin senior comfort dog handler, and staff will be on hand at First Lutheran Church Wednesday, May 8, 2013, to talk about this wonderful ministry and how congregations can get involved. If you would like to attend please RSVP to Elaine Laaser by email at or phone 617-536-8851. Refreshments will be provided.



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