Comfort Dog

About Rufus

Lutheran Church Charities K9 Comfort Dogs are friends who bring a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help in times of need.

Born: May 16, 2013
Location: 333 W. Lake St. , Addison, Illinois 60101
Affiliation: Lutheran Church Charities
Gender: Male

My bible verse is Isaiah 41:13 “For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”

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Rufus, Comfort Dog


Rufus is a Comfort Dog trained by Lutheran Church Charities. He interacts with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events, and in disaster response situations.

A dog is a friend who brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them.


Little RufusRufus Lying DownRufus iPadRufus with ChildrenI got to go visit so many children at OU Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City!  I was so happy to give them comfort and smiles! Sometimes I like to rest while listening to Pastor during service. I sure was a "Weird Animal" for VBS this year! So many of my friends came to share in this amazing time with me! Just my friends and I as was officially handed over to my new home, St. Mark Lutheran Church. I got to visit Pioneer High School in Fairmont, OK.  We saw an awesome softBALL game.  I really wanted to help those outfielders! I sure am a happy boy. Pastor Erler knows just where I like my rubs! I met this nice lady for a TV interview! Me (Rufus) and Xander Me (Rufus) and Xander