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Menlo Park non-profit training service dogs for veterans celebrates 2 year anniversary

MENLO PARK, Calif. (KTVU) – It’s a program that’s helping veterans heal by connecting them with service dogs. On Saturday, the program will celebrate two years of helping injured veterans. A Labrador retriever named Luke is on a mission to become a service dog for a wounded warrior. His trainer Charles Cotton is a U.S. […]

Love and Honor: Specially Trained, Caring Dogs Serve Those Who Serve

On any given weekday, it’s not unusual to see recovering warriors at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Md., engaged in a mission that will transform the lives of their fellow veterans with disabilities. A quick look inside the Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) program once there reveals the heart of the mission, an assortment of […]

New leash on life: Service dogs, trained by and for wounded warriors

BROOKEVILLE, Md. — Meet Ron. He has helped hundreds of servicemembers suffering from PTSD. He works at Walter Reed National Medical Center in a Navy camo harness. His title? Animal co-therapist. Ron is a 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever — a facility dog who works at Walter Reed and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence in […]

Veterans’ Therapy Goes to the Dogs – CBSNews.com

WASHINGTON — When Lt. Tommy Faulkenberry came home to his wife and four sons in 2012, after 12 years at sea with the U.S. Coast Guard, he found his transition to civilian live especially difficult. He had contracted a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and as the physical toll on him mounted, depression, anxiety, and […]

Puppies at Warrior Canine Connection More Than Just a Cute Face – WNEW

The puppies at Warrior Canine Connection are more than just a cute, fluffy face — they’re service dogs in training. Warrior Canine Connection is a nonprofit service dog organization that provides therapeutic intervention a for service members in treatment for post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Click here to read the article.

The Healing Power of Dogs – Soldiers Magazine

Sometimes the best therapy doesn’t come in a hospital or a doctor’s office. Sometimes it doesn’t come from a pill or an operation or a counseling session. Sometimes it comes with a cold nose, a warm tongue and a wagging tail. Sometimes it comes in the form of a dog like Gabe. Gabe is a […]

From pups to healers: Companions change wounded warriors’ lives – WTOP Radio

Can a furry, four-legged creature really help save a life? Many wounded warriors and their spouses say, “yes.” It’s in part thanks to the Warrior Canine Connection. The pioneering program enlists recovering wounded service members to train service dogs for fellow wounded members. Read the article, see the video and picture gallery, and download the […]

2015 WCC Calendars for Sale

The 2015 Warrior Canine Connection Calendar is now available for purchase. Each year, WCC features all of its program dogs in its annual calendar. These calendars make great holiday gifts, and will be shipped in time for Christmas. You can also choose to donate a calendar, which will be given to one of the Warriors […]

Solid Gold Partners With Warrior Canine Connection — Pet Age

Solid Gold Pet and the Solid Gold Foundation have developed an exclusive alliance with Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), a national nonprofit organization that enlists recovering warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow veterans. Read the full story at Pet Age. 

Comptroller bestows honors in Olney area — Gazette News

Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot presented the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award to Warrior Canine Connection of Brookeville, which enlists recovering service members in a therapeutic mission to train service dogs for fellow veterans.  Read the full story at Gazette.net.