Dora recently had surgery to repair a torn ligament in her knee, similar to a human ACL. The surgery was a result of overuse while in her ministry field. The amount of walking, interaction, and comfort has taken a toll on her joints. This was a move to sustain her future as a comfort dog and remain ministering to those she impacts daily. The surgery was performed flawlessly, and Dora has returned to full-time work. Her surgery impacted the team’s financial position as funds were pulled to cover the cost so she could continue to comfort those she sees on her visits. This surgery was a huge blessing to Dora, as she will be able to get back to full ministry without struggle or discomfort.
Dora is a trained LCC K-9 Comfort Dog at Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee. She serves our school community and is deployed in times of disaster and crisis to bring comfort to all those affected, including first responders and the volunteers who serve them. Dora is a friend who brings a calming influence and allows people to open up their hearts and receive help for what is affecting them.