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New Faces at WCC

Jaafar Hassan, who goes by “Hassan,” recently joined WCC’s service dog training six-month internship program. Hassan brings a unique perspective to the position, as he spent nine years on active duty in the Air Force as a military working dog handler, before joining the Reserves. During that time, he worked with three different dogs as a […]

Seth & Murphy: Constant Companions

“Even on a bad day, it’s hard not to look at Murphy and smile.” Seth says it’s hard to fully explain the difference WCC Military Family Support Dog Murphy has made in his life. “I look at Murphy and (except when he gets into the cat’s food) generally just experience a feeling of happiness,” says […]

First-Time Puppy Parent Ryan Holland Relishes Experience

A friend told Ryan Holland about Warrior Canine Connection’s new program at the Marcus Institute for Brain Health last year. A dog lover and Army Veteran, Ryan didn’t think twice about getting involved. “Being a Veteran, I understand the difficulties of transitioning from military life to civilian life,” says Ryan. “It’s difficult as-is and to […]

Golf Apparel for Good: Linksoul Donating 10% of Line to WCC

Like golf? Like to shop? Combining the two is helping to raise funds for Warrior Canine Connection — thanks to Linksoul. Based in Oceanside, close to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Linksoul is a premier golf apparel company committed to supporting Service Members and Veterans by donating a portion of its proceeds to WCC and […]

Facebook Watch: 365 Days of Love

What does love mean to you? That’s the question the new Facebook Watch series titled “365 Days of Love” hosted by Sophia Vergara aims to answer. The show, which kicked off on January 1, focuses on many subjects and, just recently, showcased WCC’s mission in an episode titled “The Pups That Saved the Veterans.” The […]

“A Day in the Life”

What does “A Day in the Life” look like for Rick Yount, WCC founder and executive director? Find out in this article in The Native Influence.

Local service dog charities help military veterans with dogs like Sully

BOYDS, Md. (ABC7) — Sully, President Bush’s service dog, was trained at America’s VetDogs. Its training facility in Long Island, New York. Sully will soon be reassigned to help veterans at Walter Reed National Military Hospital. “How supportive that dog being there will be for all of those loved ones and family members who lost this great […]

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 […]

Service dog training program helps veterans

Warrior Canine Connection has teamed up with Buncombe County’s Veterans Treatment Court to offer a service dog training option for veterans involved with the criminal justice system. Read the Mountain Express article about the program here. 

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 […]