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

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Brand Pledges Support For Combat Veterans — Choice Hotels Brand Partners with Warrior Canine Connection

Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced that its Suburban Extended Stay Hotel brand is supporting services for those who have served the country.

Furry therapy: Group connects veterans and dogs — Frederick News Post

A cold wet nose and wagging tail have given many a sad or weary heart a lift. But seeing his dog Gabe ease the anxiety of an 11-year-old boy who was leaving his mother and moving into foster care gave social worker Rick Yount an idea. That led Yount and Gabe, a pup given him […]

Researchers try to verify whether canines help patients with TBI, PTSD — Marine Corps Times

For dog lovers, it’s an absolute: The unconditional love of a canine companion heals the soul, reaching into the heart to cross canyons of loneliness and despair. Military researchers now are trying to learn if there’s real science behind that semimystical link — and if so, whether it can help treat the signature wounds of […]

Veteran dog training therapy organization to expand into Seneca Creek State Park — Gazette News

Cpl. Justin Bunce doesn’t like doing his physical therapy exercises for his arm. In fact, he sometimes refuses. But hand him a brush and tell him Breeze, a yellow lab, needs to be groomed, and he’s happy to help out. Read the full article at