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Wounded warriors receive service dogs in ceremony

Germantown, MD (LocalDVM.com) — For the past five years, the Warrior Canine Connection has worked to prove that sometimes the best medicine has four legs and a wet nose. After six months of waiting, former army infantry officer Dan Berschinski was officially given the leash of his service dog Buntz. Read full article and watch […]

From puppies to alums: WCC celebrates recent graduating class of service dogs

Germantown, MD (Meredith Tibbets, Stars and Stripes) — They waited for months, and finally it was time for the veterans to receive the newest addition to their families. More than twenty therapy and service dogs “graduated” from the Warrior Canine Connection on Saturday at Germantown, near the group’s headquarters in Boyds. After training for more […]

Now Accepting Applications for Our Internship Program

For Military Veterans and Military Family Members: One-Year Paid Internships with Warrior Canine Connection.  Thanks to generous support from the Schultz Family Foundation, Warrior Canine Connection is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity. WCC will offer a one-year paid Internship for Veterans and Military Family Members. The goal of the Internship is for all […]

Wounded Warriors Train Service Dogs to Help With PTSD

BOYDS, MD (NBC4 Washington) — A Maryland organization enlists service members and veterans with combat stress to train service dogs for their fellow wounded warriors. Watch here.

Radio Interview: American Heroes Network

December 27, 2016 – Rick Yount, WCC Executive Director, was the guest during the one-hour interview about post-traumatic stress, the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy, and the Warrior Canine Connection program. Listen to the interview here.

Veterans Training Service Dogs and Healing Themselves

BOYDS, MD (Fox News Sunday) – Power Player of the Week: Rick Yount is the founder of Warrior Canine Connection. Watch the video.  

Licking their wounds: Trained dogs assist, comfort wounded Airmen

BROOKEVILLE, MD (AFNS) — Staff Sgt. Ryan Garrison embraces his service dog Luke at their home in Glen Burnie, Md., March 29, 2016.  Read the article.

A graduation ceremony for dogs marks a step in healing for wounded veterans

Rockville, Maryland (Washington Post) – Ryan Garrison’s service dog wouldn’t stop bugging him. Read the article. 

Video: Warrior Canine Connection at Navy Conference

National Harbor (All Hands Update, U.S. Navy) — Warrior Canine Connection demonstrates how service dogs help each person they come in contact with. View the video.

DC Reporter Training Service Dog in Honor of Wounded Warrior

Washington, D.C. (Washington Free Beacon) — A D.C. reporter is working with a national service dog charity in order to train a puppy in honor of a Marine who was wounded while serving in Iraq. Andrea McCarren, an award-winning multimedia reporter at Washington’s CBS affiliate, is raising an English Labrador Retriever named for Marine Corporal Justin Bunce. […]