What saint do I pray to for my dog?
Why is Saint Roch the patron saint of dogs? After Roch contracted the deadly disease himself, he miraculously recovered through the loving care of a dog who helped him. The dog licked Roch’s wounds often (each time, they healed more) and brought him food until he fully recovered. Because of this, Roch now serves as one of the patron saints of dogs.
Who is the patron saint for pets? Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and ecology, was born in Italy around 1181-1182.
What did Saint Roch do with dogs? St. Roch’s wounds healed as the dog licked them. The dog brought him bread to fill his strength. Since his death, people have credited him with returning this favor by healing dogs after prayers after their owners prayers.