WHO WE ARE
Experienced therapy dogs serve alongside existing Mariners Church ministries to help people feel welcome, to encourage participation and to help people experience unconditional love.
WHAT WE DO
Mariners Therapy Dogs (MTD) are real party animals! The MTD teams attend Mariners celebrations with foster youth, the community, inner-city families and military families including Christmas parties and the Harvest Carnival. Mariners Therapy Dogs serve at Outreach Ministries events throughout the year such as camps for at-risk youth, foster teen youth group, a Reading Program for inner-city kids, hospital visitation and foster group home visits.
Mariners Therapy Dogs provide comfort, companionship and unconditional love with people. The dogs encourage kids to read, to stay engaged in activities and to maintain calm in stressful situations as well as help with the overall emotional well-being of children and volunteers.
All of our therapy dogs pass testing as a certified Mariners Therapy Dogs team prior to participation in events. Your dog must be friendly to people (kids and adults) and animals (other dogs). Each dog is tested on temperament, obedience and health. For more information about this ministry or how to get involved once your dog is MTD certified, contact us at .