PawPrint Partner Teams
Payton joined PawPrint Ministries in September, 2014. He is the first dog to join our team. Payton completed his training and certification in California and now lives in Central Illinois. He loves chasing tennis balls, long naps on his comfy bed at the office, and meeting lots of new friends out in the community.
Eli, Payton's brother, joined the PawPrint Ministry team in November, 2014. His primary focus is to work with veterans and Wounded Warriors. He gives excellent hugs. Eli has traveled to many states to spread joy to many people.
JJ joined the PawPrint Ministry team in May, 2015. She absolutely loves her "job" as a comfort dog. Her cute personality is the perfect addition to our PawPrint Minsitries team. Be on the lookout for JJ...she will be ready for a warm hug and a pat on the head.
Captain joined the PawPrint Ministries team in 2015. He is bringing lots of smiles and leaving his paw prints at locations close to his home in Benson, Minnesota. His jolly spirit and love for people make him a wonderful addition to our ministry. We are thankful to have Captain and his family on board with PawPrint Ministries.
Brinkoetter Realtors and PawPrint Ministries have teamed up to bring comfort dog Frazier to central Illinois. He joined our team in December, 2015. When you meet him, be sure to take a peek at his HUGE paws.
Sophie joined our team in December, 2015. She was rescued from Homeward Bound in Decatur, IL. She will be in the community working with victims of sexual assult through Growing Strong.
Finn began the training process in January 2016 to become a certified comfort dog with PawPrint Ministries. Click the link below to follow his training journey. Thank you to Sarah Jane Photography for capturing this image.
Ollie is a 3 year old yellow lab. He became certified in December 2016. Ollie LOVES spending time on college campuses. He is adventurous and affectionately referred to as "dough boy". You'll have to ask us why :)
From Rescue dog to Comfort dog. Sweet Cooper made his way to our doorstep at 2 years of age with no formal training or understanding of the outside world. He has been rehabilitated and is developing quite a repritoire of tricks. He LOVES snuggles and meeting new friends...and showing off his awesome skills with trainer Dave.
Sky is a comfort dog in training based out of Bloomington, IL. She will be out on training visits in the community soon.
Comfort dog Sterling is in training in Champaign, IL. He will be out in the community soon on training visits.
This sweet girl can't wait to meet you! Thank you to Sarah Jane Photography for capturing this image.
Meet Comfort dog in Training, Keating. K9 handler Cody Floyd will be training with Keating to give back and serve veterans in Central Illinois.
From rescue dog to comfort dog. Niko is a certified comfort dog out serving in the community with his mom, Megan.
Remington completed his certification in April of 2019. He is currently serving with his mom Sharon across Central Illinois.
This sweet pom-a-poo is ready to hop on your lap for a snuggle and hug. Check her FB page for updates on where she is leaving her tiny paw prints.
Comfort Dog in training, Brutus from Decatur, IL.
From rescue dog to comfort dog, Flex and his Dad Robby are working hard in our training program. Follow Flex's PawPrints on FB to see where he leaves his paw prints across Central Illinois.
We are excited to have Theo and his mom Melissa as a part of our PawPrint Family.
We are excited to welcome Padgett and his mom Jessica to our training program.
We are excited to have Alice and her mom Ann as a part of our PawPrint Family.
Carrying on Enzo's legacy.
Welcome Comfort Dog in Training, Cash!
Bob proudly serves at Central IL Smiles with Dr. Buskirk.
We are excited to welcome Tucker and his Mom to our training program to learn to be a comfort dog.
Sneak Peak! Stay tuned for more info on our newest tiny paw prints to enter our program.
PetPals partner program sending notes of encouragement.