Meet the Dog Pack of Caring Counseling!

“Sweet Tater”

Introducing Elsie! She is the newest member of the Caring Counseling Dog Pack. Elsie is young and sweet and loves to play. Her favorite pastime is ransacking the agency with her best friend Gracie. She also loves to snuggle and snack, but not necessarily in that order. No worries, treats are provided on site.

“Gracie Petunia Piglet”

Meet Gracie Petunia Piglet.  Gracie is a Shih Tzu-Bichon mix and a reminder that dynamite really does come in the cutest packages.  No matter where she goes, Gracie is the life of the party, which makes her a fan-favorite at the agency.  She’s uber-cute, lots of fun, and loves to sit in laps and help snuggle away all that ails ya!

“Precious Paws”

There’s no need to fear, Miss Molly is here! Molly is living proof that no matter how horrific the start, it’s the finish that matters. Found on the mean streets of Carbondale, IL by the dog catcher, she went in to the Humane Shelter half starved, abused, and with a horrific case of PTSD that had her scared of her own shadow. Once she was rescued and loved, she blossomed in to a loving and well-adjusted dog.
She now gives back to the community by giving wags and sympathetic looks to whoever will give her a treat. If the treat is good enough, she will also sit with you while in session and let you stroke her ears.

Read more about Molly here!

“Super Dog”

Meet Snickers, a dapper miniature Schnauzer. Once an outcast due to his large ears and nervous tics, he now embraces his idiosyncrasies by helping others. With the gifts of enthusiasm and encouragement, Snickers can be seen frolicking about with his favorite toy, making someone laugh, or comforting an individual. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family. We envision his favorite Bible verses may be,

“He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” -Matthew 11:15

Read more about Snickers here!

“The Queen”

05/2007 – 04/2021

We’ll always miss you

Meet Pabu, a 12 year old Shih Tzu, who has never had a hard day in her life. However, life once attempted to knock her down. Through God, she was resilient. In 2019, Pabu had a ruptured tendon on her knee. She was taken to a local veterinarian for a pre-surgery consult. There was a concern Pabu would have to go through a major surgery. She came into Caring Counseling Ministries to be prayed over. The receptionists, counselors, and even two young children laid their hands on Pabu, saying “In Jesus’ name, be healed.” The next morning Pabu was dropped off for her surgery and soon got a phone call from the vet stating, “Her knee is stable as a rock.” Long story short, Pabu was healed! (Amen) Instead of a major surgery, Pabu only had a teeth cleaning.
Full of wisdom, Pabu does not sugarcoat the truth. Now she is back where it all happened, and here to tell her story. Because of her testimony, we envision she believes God even cares about the small things in our lives. God takes care of His children, including you. In her free time, Pabu enjoys eating, playing, sleeping, and spending time with her family. We imagine her favorite Bible verse would be,

“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31