The comfort dogs of Lutheran Church Charities never turn away from a person or community in need. The dogs and their handlers have been deployed to Dallas, TX, to comfort the community after the tragic shooting on July 7.
"The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs have been invited to Dallas to be with the Police Departments and the entire community following this horrific event," the group shared on Facebook.
"Six K-9 Comfort Dogs from Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Illinois, along with handlers and LCC staff, will be in Dallas on Monday morning, July 11," they said.
Comfort dogs Ruthie, Luther, Katie, Rufus, Pax, and Phoebe (all Golden Retrievers) arrived in Dallas on Monday.
According to Tim Hetzner, president of the ministry, people who have been traumatized by an event will often find it easier to talk about their feelings to a dog than a human. "Unless you see if happen, it can be hard to believe that people will talk to a dog," Hetzner explains. "But they're like furry counselors. They don't talk back—they just listen and show unconditional love."
We certainly wish the best of luck to the LCC Comfort dogs and hope their furry smiles help comfort the Dallas community.
See pictures of the dogs in Dallas below.
Learn more about the dogs from their appearance on WFAA news: