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Warrior Canine Connection Receives $75,000 Grant from PetSmart Charities® to Bring the Healing Power of Pets to Veterans Through its Mission Based Trauma Recovery Program

BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection knows that pets have the remarkable ability to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, improve our mood and bring us unconditional love. That’s why, with the help of a new $75,000 grant from PetSmart Charities, the organization is aiming to improve the quality of life for Veterans with combat […]

Warrior Canine Connection Receives $100,000 Grant from Boeing

BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is pleased to announce it has received a $100,000 grant from Boeing (NYSE: BA) to support its service dog training program. “Warrior Canine Connection is honored to have been selected to receive this generous support from Boeing,” said Rick Yount, founder and executive director, Warrior Canine Connection. “Boeing’s charitable […]

Warrior Canine Connection Launches Program in Asheville Veterans Treatment Court

Service Dog Training Program Helps Wounded Veterans Avoid Incarceration  ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Warrior Canine Connection is offering a new program to support the Veterans Treatment Court in Asheville, North Carolina. Working with the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court, the WCC program utilizes service dog training as a community service option for Veterans involved with the […]

Warrior Canine Connection Receives Grant from SAGA Foundation for Menlo Park Program

BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection is pleased to announce it has received a $25,000 grant from SAGA Foundation to support its service dog training program at the Menlo Park VA. This year marked six years that WCC has been providing its Mission Based Trauma Recovery program for Veterans at the Menlo Park Campus of […]

Warrior Canine Connection Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability, transparency and to our nation’s Veterans have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the first time that Warrior Canine Connection has been eligible to receive this top distinction. “Warrior Canine Connection’s exceptional 4-star […]

Warrior Canine Connection Founder and Executive Director Rick Yount Elected to Board of Directors for Assistance Dogs International North America

BOYDS, Maryland – Warrior Canine Connection is pleased to announce that its Founder and Executive Director Rick Yount has been elected to the Board of Directors for Assistance Dogs International North America (ADINA), effective immediately. Yount, along with three additional newly elected board members, will work together to represent ADINA’s mission and vision within North […]

WCC Receives $50,000 Grant from William H. Donner Foundation, Inc.

BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is pleased to announce that it has received a $50,000 grant from the William H. Donner Foundation in support of its mission to train and place service dogs for Veterans with visible and invisible wounds. WCC uses a Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) therapy model designed as an […]

Veterans with Legal Issues in San Francisco Complete Service Dog Training with Warrior Canine Connection

SAN FRANCISCO – Veterans involved in legal issues in San Francisco Superior Court’s Veterans Justice Court are now learning to train service dogs for their fellow Veterans through a new program being offered by Warrior Canine Connection. Veterans participating in WCC’s service dog training program not only fulfill community service hours but they also learn […]

Veterans in San Mateo Graduate from Veterans Treatment Court Program

It’s not every day you see dogs in the San Mateo County Superior Court, that is, until recently. They’re part of Warrior Canine Connection’s service dog training program — one of several community service options available to those involved in the Veterans Treatment Court. This month, five Veterans who have worked with WCC’s service dogs […]

Warrior Canine Connection Awarded One of 19 FY18 Small Grants by the Healthcare Initiative Foundation

BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is a recipient of one of 19 Healthcare Initiative Foundation (HIF) FY18 Small Grant Awards, which focus on supporting Montgomery County, Maryland-based organizations that provide high-quality, comprehensive and sustainable health and wellness services in the area. WWC received $5,000 in grant funding earmarked to support delivery of its […]