Voted Best New Business of 2019 by Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce!

A 501c3 providing hope & comfort

A 501c3 providing hope & comfort

A 501c3 providing hope & comfort A 501c3 providing hope & comfort A 501c3 providing hope & comfort


for veterans, children, and our community through companionship with psychiatric service dogs & emotional support animals


What is a Canines 4 Comfort Host Family?

Learn about becoming a Canines 4 Comfort Host Family. This volunteer opportunity is currently limited to Lake County Illinois residents only. 

About Us


How We're Helping

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

There is significant evidence that animals improve mental health. 

Canines 4 Comfort is a 501(c)3 organization established to satisfy the growing need for Psychiatric Service Dogs and Emotional Support Animals among veterans, children, and others afflicted with emotional and trauma syndromes. 

Canines 4 Comfort trains psychiatric service dogs for veterans, children and others in our community. We provide resources, training, education, care, and support to our clients and the communities we serve. 

We are focusing our efforts on training our existing dogs and fulfilling the needs of those on our wait list. At this time, we are not able to assist with training dogs that have not been sourced nor evaluated by Canines 4 Comfort staff. We will revisit our position on training dogs outside Canines for Comfort in the future; we do not want to over-promise and under deliver. 

Services provided by Canines 4 Comfort are complimentary; however, as a nonprofit organization, we rely solely on the generosity of community donations to help us achieve our mission.  

Currently Canines 4 Comfort serves areas within a 90 mile radius of Round Lake, Illinois. Our formal training site is in Grayslake, Illinois.


Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

We offer a professional program for our trained canines to bring cheer and comfort to others while demonstrating their trained capabilities. Canines 4 Comfort can personalize visits to: 

  • Provide dog therapy to residents and staff of health care facilities, senior living, and retirement communities  
  • Bring educational and therapy dog services to local schools and counseling centers
  • Supply dogs to participate in read to dog programs at local libraries
  • Offer support in stressful environments such as:  
    • Court companions 
    • Grief counseling
    • Natural disasters  
    • Therapy groups
    • And most other circumstances where our dogs can  provide comfort
  • Home visits considered, when appropriate. 


How You Can Help

Community Outreach

How You Can Help

 Are you an Amazon shopper? 

  • Support Canines 4 Comfort at no extra cost when you shop at! Please select Canines 4 Comfort (Ingleside) as your charity; Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases made through this site to us. 
  • Choose any item(s) from our Amazon wish list and add it to your cart. Select Canines 4 Comfort's Gift Registry Address and items will be shipped directly to us.

Are you interested in providing our "in training" dogs with foundational guidance? Please contact us and ask for information on becoming a host family. 

Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or sharing our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you! We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you. 

Thank you for supporting Canines 4 Comfort during 2019!

Tax Receipts

As a practice, we send tax receipts as we receive donations rather than at year-end. If you feel you did not receive or have misplaced your receipt/letter, please contact us for a duplicate acknowledgement. 

Contact Us

Get Involved!

Canines 4 Comfort

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 22

Round Lake, IL 60073


Canines 4 Comfort in ACTION

This video illustrates what Canines 4 Comfort is all about!