Comfort Dog Ministry

LCC K-9 Comfort Dog Amos

Amos is a five year old pure bred Golden Retriever. He was the first Comfort Dog in Virginia and is hoping to serve people all over the DC Metropolitan area.

Amos has received over 2000 hours of training and is no ordinary dog. He is able to visit people in long-term care facilities, memory care facilities, hospice care, hospitals, schools, offices and in the community. Furthermore, Amos' team includes a retired police officer and a veteran, which provides ministry opportunities with first responders.

If you're interested in having an Amos visit, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and his team.

For more information and a greater look into Amos' training, the training of Amos' team and the scope of his work check out Capital Comfort.

Amos' ministry is based solely on donations. Please consider donating (specify "Comfort Dog" in the memo field). Would you rather purchase something for Amos? Check out his Wish List.

Join us! Are you called to comfort? We welcome you to talk to any team member or reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about how you can serve in this ministry.

Team Amos Updates

May 2023

May 25, 2023 - Paws for Prevention

Amos and Kezia Comfort Dog (Emmanuel, Baltimore, MD) were invited by the National Captial Area of The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to share comfort and hope at their Paws for Prevention event on Saturday, May 20th, at Ben Brenman Park in Alexandria, Virginia. This community event was created to highlight the role that pets can play as a source of support and comfort in our lives.

The comfort dogs were happy to show others how comforting a furry friend can be while sharing the message that we are never alone in our struggles with mental health.

May 17, 2023 - National Police Week

It is National Police Week. During this week, we join with law enforcement, survivors, and citizens to gather and pay homage to those who gave their lives in the line of duty.

As we honor and give thanks for law enforcement personnel who serve and protect our communities, let us also pray for them, for their safety and protection, and ask God to care for affected families. May He grant healing through the many peer support systems available, and may His presence, comfort, and guidance bring them peace.

May 10, 2023 - New Handlers

Our ministry is truly blessed to have two new handlers on Team Amos! Kim Perdos and Heather Novak attended handler training at Lutheran Church Charities in Chicago over the weekend, and they are returning home ready to go out and serve our community as we share the mercy, compassion, presence, and proclamation of Jesus Christ to those in need.

Please join us in encouraging and praying for Kim and Heather as they step into their new roles. Each day we serve in faith, knowing that God has prepared us and has a plan for us. We pray that He helps us to love all who we encounter.

May 3, 2023 - Spring Family Festival

Amos had a great time visiting families and friends last weekend at the Spring Family Festival, sponsored by Open Arms and Our Savior's Way. The children enjoyed introducing their friend Amos to family members, and it was a nice time to connect and welcome our neighbors by sharing the love of Jesus.

God's love motivates us to look for opportunities to love, serve, and give to others. In God, we are changed so that we may share the joy and truth of His word wherever we go.

" . . . may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you . . . " 1 Thessalonians 3:12

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Our Savior's Way Lutheran Church
43115 Waxpool Road. Ashburn, VA 20148