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These Warrior Canine Connection puppies have some pretty big shoes to fill

October 9, 2019 – Is there anything better than puppies and World War II veterans? Yes! Puppies named in honor of World War II veterans.  The aptly dubbed Operation Overlord Litter has been named in honor of some of the heroes of D-Day by Warrior Canine Connection. Read the full story on ConnectingVets.com here.

Warrior Canine Connection’s Class of 2019

The following Veteran Service Dog Teams were introduced into WCC’s 2019 class of graduates. SSG Spencer Milo, USA, Retired, and Service Dog Joseph CAPT John Halsema, USN, and Service Dog McGhee SSgt Ryan Boyles, USAF, and Service Dog Tommy Col Dennis Fowler, USAF, Retired, and Service Dog Lou The following Military Family Support Dogs were […]

Helping People, Changing Lives

In 2013, a dedicated team of volunteers from across the country scrambled to pull together WCC’s very first graduation. Seven years later, the tradition continues with an event that welcomes nearly 500 people and has become a highlight of the year for WCC. Still today, volunteers continue to be a key component to the event’s […]

ABC7 Salutes: Training puppies to help heal the wounds of war

October 4, 2019 – ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC7) — A beautiful farm in Maryland is not raising livestock or crops, it’s training puppies and dogs to save lives. “A service dog absolutely saved my life without a doubt. You don’t feel like you don’t have anyone there and you realize you do.” Spencer Milo is now 34 […]

Graduation 2019 Photo Gallery

Kevin and Clifford: From Cap & Gown to Courtroom

Kevin and his trusty pal Clifford, a Warrior Canine Connection facility dog, are just one of the Veteran Service Dog Teams that graduated in September as part of Warrior Canine Connection’s class of 2019. The two have been training and working together for almost two years but recently, Clifford’s leash was passed to Kevin, marking […]

Way to go, Mr. Wiggles: Check out these 13 assistance dogs who just graduated

September 30, 2019 – Have you ever wondered what an assistance dog who has completed its training gets instead of a diploma? A forever veteran. That’s exactly what happened Sept. 28 in Gaithersburg, Maryland during a “passing of the leash” ceremony for Warrior Canine Connection’s Class of 2019. Read the complete story at ConnectingVets.com.

Combat-wounded veterans meet new service dogs

Veterans and “Puppy Parents” from 18 different states came out to recognize the hard work and service of both the dogs and military service men and women. September 28, 2019 – Veterans got to meet their new service dogs at Warrior Canine Connection’s graduation ceremony on Saturday. Around a dozen “good boys and girls” were […]

Warrior Canine Connection Receives $75,000 Grant from Boeing in Surprise Fashion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 6, 2019 BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is pleased to announce it has received a $75,000 grant from The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to support its Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) programming in the D.C. region and beyond. News of the grant funding was provided at Boeing’s Arlington site […]

CU Anschutz Today: Service animal training program helps heal veterans

Warrior Canine Connection partners with Marcus Institute for Brain Health August 21, 2019 — Opening doors, turning on lights, helping remove socks and shoes – for the talented service dogs in training from the non-profit Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), these skills are just the tip of the 80-command iceberg that dogs master to assist the visible […]