Pastor Carl Langenderfer sent this photo of the newly shorn golden retriever Kai of Holy Family Friary in Oldenburg, Ind., after her “summer makeover”.

Fr. Jeff Scheeler is pet-sitting his sister Joanne’s dog Bella at Transfiguration Friary in Southfield, Mich. She’s made herself right at home.

Friar walking dog

Bella taking Br. Philip Wilhelm for a walk.

Dog in church

Bella “praying with the friars” in chapel