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Pet Ministry

Resurrection Pet Ministry

The mission of the Pet Ministry is to support Resurrection and our community through educational programs, pet and animal resources, veterinary care financial support, therapy pets, grief and pet loss support, and comfort and care for people and animals.

Our History

The Pet Ministry was established in 2016 by two members, Connection and Care Minister Kathy O’Dowd and volunteer Linda Haney, who share a passion for pets and people. The two members formed a leadership team and launched the ministry in June 2016 during a sermon series entitled “The Steadfast Love of Dogs and God – Spiritual Lessons our Four-Legged Friends Teach Us.”

Financial Assistance

If you are in need of financial assistance to help pay for your pet’s veterinary care, please see our Resource Directory for additional organizations that can offer support.

 Pet Ministry Resource Directory 2023


Join our Facebook Group

Connect on social media with other pet enthusiasts! Find resources, education, events, fun and more in our Facebook Group.

Just click here to request to join the group.

Ministry Opportunities

Certified Therapy Animals provide support and comfort. Our therapy dogs volunteer both at Resurrection and in the community, bringing comfort and care to those they meet. 

Do you have a therapy pet? We’d love to hear from you and have you join us in our ministry.  Want to know more about therapy pets, the certification process, and opportunities to serve with the Pet Ministry?  Click here:


Gifts to Resurrection can be designated to support the Pet Ministry.
Contact Donor Relations at to learn more.