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Warrior Canine Connection Receives $30,000 from Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 4, 2020 BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection recently received $30,000 in funding from the Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program to help support the placement of service dogs with Veterans with visible and invisible wounds in Maryland. The Maryland Veterans Service Animal Program was passed in 2017 and is part of […]

Handpicked by WCC: Dog Quotes We Love

There’s no shortage of ways to talk about how much we adore our dogs. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the WCC team put together a list of quotes that we love about our four-legged friends.    Quotes We Love  Emily M., Service Dog Training Instructor  “You can always find hope in a dog’s eyes.”  – Unknown    Beth B., Media […]

Robin Martin: A Pawsitively Outstanding WCC Volunteer

Since Robin Martin began volunteering with Warrior Canine Connection in 2012, she’s had a running tally of 22 dogs who’ve been in out and of her house — and her heart. She has been a puppy parent to five dogs, helped train several spirited dogs and she’s puppy sat countless others.    Currently, Robin is puppy parent to WCC service dogs in training, Manion and Mike II. She and husband, Kent, live in Cleveland, South Carolina, […]

Veteran Spotlight: Kody & Derek

When Kody Jorgensen’s wife, Quatie, approached him with the idea of getting a service dog, he wasn’t sure that it was for him. ‘How will it help?’ and ‘Will it create more work for me?” were among Kody’s questions and concerns.  Five years later, and Kody says he can’t imagine his life without black Lab and Warrior Canine Connection service dog Derek. “It’s a different […]

Our Year in Numbers – 2019

Happy New Year! Before we get too far into 2020, I’d like to take a moment to celebrate Warrior Canine Connection’s achievements with you. Every year we experience growth and 2019 was no exception! We saw expansion in our programs, including reaching more Warriors through Mission Based Trauma Recovery sessions, breeding and even our own […]

Tenor Anthony Kearns Headlined ‘Fourth Annual Holiday Cocktails And Songs Of The Season’ In Washington, D.C.

January 3, 2020 – On Thursday night before Christmas 2019, the Phoenix Hotel in downtown Washington DC was the scene of the “Fourth Annual Holiday Cocktails and Songs of the Season” celebration, featuring international celebrity tenor, Anthony Kearns. White House Correspondent Kevin Corke was Master of Ceremonies for this inspiring evening that took place in the […]

Operation Overlord Litter names puppies after World War II vets

December 19, 2019 – Is there anything better than puppies? How about puppies named in honor of World War II veterans? That’s the idea behind Operation Overlord Litter courtesy of Warrior Canine Connection. Watch the complete story on Fox5 here.

2019 #GivingTuesday Update

Warrior Canine Connection just wrapped up its most successful #GivingTuesday in history! Participation in the 24-hour, GlobalGiving fundraising campaign was overwhelming, as WCC’s Board of Directors, staff and a total of 211 community supporters all generously contributed to the effort; $35,331 was given in donations, along with $14,449 provided in matching funds and bonus prize […]

What’s in a Name? Everything.

If you follow each of WCC’s namesake announcements, you know that each one has its own unique and remarkable story. All of us here on the WCC team are continually moved to learn about each Veteran and the way his or her family and friends recount the impact they have had on those they knew, […]

Saving Grace: The Canine Connection in Uganda

I’m Meg Daley Olmert and for the last 20 years, I’ve been researching the biology of the human-animal bond and its therapeutic effects. As you all know, WCC is the brainchild of Rick Yount and our Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) program offers Veterans in treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) the opportunity to help train a service dog for another wounded Warrior in need. The positive and intense […]