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University of Maryland professor to study service dog therapy for PTSD

College Park, MD (The Diamondback) — The burst of happiness one might get when looking at a picture of a puppy isn’t uncommon. Looking at pictures of dogs is biologically proven to reduce stress, as the hormone oxytocin is released in the body.  And a professor at this university is taking a closer look at the […]

Warrior Canine Connection Eases Veterans’ Struggles With Help From Furry Friends

Brookeville, MD (Capital News Service) — The dogs at Warrior Canine Connection are veterans’ best friends. Trained by service members, a group of the dogs will graduate on Saturday and become permanent four-legged aides to disabled veterans or veterans in need. WCC’s third graduating class of 14 dogs will be celebrated at 1 p.m. in Montgomery College’s […]

Ways Service Dogs Are Helpful

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund — It’s no secret that dogs have been our lovable companions for as long as we can remember. They’re friendly, loyal, and compassionate. Because of the strong bond that we have with “man’s best friend,” dogs are increasingly becoming a part of treatments for TBI and psychological health conditions. Read more […]

“It’s Animal-Assisted Therapy on Steroids.”

WASHINGTON (WETA) — The Warrior Canine Connection program and the stories of two Veterans and their WCC service dogs are featured in this installment of the PBS “Honored to Serve” series, produced by WETA Television. Watch it here.

Bunce and Bunce: America’s Puppy meets his namesake

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) — Many of you may have already met the latest addition to the WUSA9 news team. Bunce is a military service dog in training, who will some day assist a wounded warrior. Andrea McCarren will raise and train him for the next two years, before he’s teamed with a veteran. See and read […]