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For Further Reading on CAM/PS and the Four-Footed Ministers Pastoral-Care Program (updated 9-4-17):


Felton, Jerilyn E. “Four-Footed Ministers:  A Roman Catholic Lay Pastoral Care Model for the Use of Canine Companions in Ministry to the Elderly in Retirement Communities.” Marylhurst University, 2002.


________. “Four-Footed Ministers:  Their Theology of Presence—a Research Study on CAM/PS (Canine-Assisted Ministry/Pastoral and Spiritual Care).” Marylhurst University, 2005.


________. Four-Footed Ministers: Their Theology of Presence. Staarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Muller e.K., 2008.


________. “Four-Footed Ministers in Formation: The Four-Footed Ministers Pastoral-Care Program Training Manual for Dog Ministry Based on the CAM/PS Model.” Diss. George Fox University, 2012. http://catalog.georgefox.edu/record=b1590834~S0


________. Four-Footed Ministers in Formation: The Four-Footed Ministers Pastoral-Care Program Training Manual on Dog Ministry.  Indianapolis, IN: iUniverse, 2013. Available at Amazon.com 



________. “Another Song of Creation: Can Dogs be Ministers?” Catholic Concern for Animals, USA in March 2014 eNewsletter, http://www.catholicconcernforanimalsusa.org .


________. “Canine-Assisted Pastoral Care:  She Gave a Party and Nobody Came.” Healing Ministry 12, no. 1 (winter 2005): 13-16.


________. “Do All Dogs Go to Heaven? Implications for Pastoral Care to Elder Persons.” Healing Ministry 11, no. 2 (spring 2004): 77-80.


________. “Ministry with Dogs: Where Spiritual/Pastoral Care has a Wet Nose and Four Feet.” Human Development Magazine. 33, no. 4 (winter 2012): http://www.humandevelopmentmag.org/Default.htm. (Note this is a subscription-based online journal.)


________. “Dog Ministry: Bringing together Dogs, Prayer, Nursing Home Residents.” Vision 22, no. 6 (November/December 2012): http://www.nacc.org/vision/Nov_Dec2012/ru.asp.


________. “Gone to the Dogs: Another Vision for Dog Ministry.” Healing Ministry 20, no. 2 (winter 2014): 11-14.


________. “’If I but Touch the Hem of His Cloak..’: ‘Touching Prayer’ as the Best of Both Worlds.” Healing Ministry 13, no. 3 (summer 2006): 7-9.


________. “Mirror Image: Ministry with Dogs rather than To Them.” The Ark, no. 227 (summer 2014): 39-41.


________. “The Significance of Story in Pastoral Care to the Elder Person.” Healing Ministry 11, no. 3 (summer 2004): 113-115.


________. “The Dog Died: Doing Dog Ministry without a Dog.” The Ark, no. 232 (spring 2016): 71-73.


 Future Work: With the death of Alya in 2014, Dr. Felton has focused her attention on publishing articles about her program approach for dog ministry. She is available in a volunteer capacity for presentations and consultations to assist students, ministers, and seminarians. Please feel free to contact her at jefelton2011@gmail.com with questions or your specific needs.  She has also posted midrashim that form the core of her theological reflections. These are available free of charge at: www.drjerilyn.tumblr.com. 

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