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Alumnus' comfort dog serves in Orlando, gets national news coverage

Friday, Jun. 24, 2016
Phoebe is a Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog who helps comfort people in need, as she recently did in Orlando.
Phoebe is a Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog who helps comfort people in need, as she recently did in Orlando.

Scott Browning ’96, principal at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Ft. Worth, Texas, is serving the church and world in a unique way that is making a big impact in Orlando, Florida, and around the country for those in need.

Browning’s dog Phoebe is a Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog working through St. Paul Lutheran Church/The Summit in Fort Worth, Texas. Browning travels with Phoebe as she interacts with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals and events and in disaster response situations.

Phoebe, along with other LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, brings a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them. She and other comfort dogs recently spent time in Orlando comforting those who were affected by the June 12 shooting. While in Orlando, the dogs visited several medical facilities, bringing joy and hope to those who were hurting. They received media attention from local news stations, as well as the CNN show Anderson Cooper 360. 

The dogs are now back in Texas, comforting others in their time of need. 

Follow Phoebe on her journeys and view the Orlando news covering by visiting the news feed for Phoebe Comfort Dog on Facebook