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 is always ready for a warm hug and a pat on the head.
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. His hugs are so sincere.
Ollie is a yellow lab. He 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 based out of Bloomington, IL.
Comfort dog Sterling proudly serves across central IL and beyond with his Dad by his side. They love visiting their friends at Danville VA and numerous nursing homes and assisted living facilities across IL.
This sweet girl can't wait to meet you! We are convinced that Zoe's legs are made of springs. She's a fast runner, but always ready to slow down and snuggle anyone who is ready to offer up a hug.
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. One of the tiniest pups on our team. Check her FB page for updates on where she is leaving her tiny paw prints.
We are happy to have Brutus and his Mom as a part of our crew. They frequently serve at Meridian School.
From rescue dog to comfort dog, Flex and his Dad Robby are a dynamic duo serving in the community. Flex has a great story about how he found his way to IL. Ask his dad about it next time you see them out.
We are excited to have Theo and his mom Melissa as a part of our PawPrint Family.
Padgett proudly serves with his Mom by his side at Maroa Forsyth School.
Alice is a show stopper at every facility as she is frequently seen out wearing her beautiful pearls. We are thankful to have Alice and her mom Ann as a part of our team.
Proudly carrying on Enzo's legacy. Freda is ALWAYS ready for a hug or an extra scratch on the back. Follow her in IG for daily updates.
Welcome Comfort Dog in Training, Cash!
Charlie's love for life is contagious. She is always up for an adventure with her family.
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.
Patterson is in training and learning from one of the best, his big brother Padgett. These sweet boys are always ready for snuggles.
From rescue pup to now living a life spoiled with hugs everyday. Sweet Bella may win the prize for tiniest PawPrint paw prints.
Comfort Dog Jasper
PetPals partner program sending notes of encouragement.