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Robin Martin, WCC Volunteer, Receives 2020 Volunteer Service Award from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 7, 2020 Boyds, Md. – Robin Martin, a long-time volunteer for Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), has received the 2020 Volunteer Service Award from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper for her dedication and service to the Buncombe County community. “We are delighted to see Robin receive this most-deserved honor,” said Rick Yount, […]

WCC’s Calli Gets Private Flight to Maryland from Volunteer Pilot

It’s not all that uncommon to see a service dog accompanying its owner on a flight. But it’s not every day that a dog gets its very own privately chartered flight. That’s precisely what WCC’s Calli recently got, thanks to a spectacular volunteer, Mark Horton.    Calli, a WCC military family support dog from the Welcome Home Litter who was paired with […]

Want to Banish the COVID Blues? Think ‘Pawsitive’

Alumni series highlights how Warrior Canine Connection health benefits translate to all June 1, 2020 – Anxiety and cabin fever can stem from the stay-at-home orders impacting American lives for the past few weeks. But for nearly 85 million U.S. families, their households offer something that can reduce their feelings of angst and isolation. And […]

WCC Unleashed

Warrior Canine Connection is pleased to announce a new video series, “WCC Unleashed.” Born out of the popularity and success of WCC’s virtual Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) training program, “Unleashed” is designed to teach Veterans how they can strengthen their bond with their pet dog while also learning about training from their own home.     “There’s a real need for programming like this […]

Harlem Kindergartners Take Virtual Field Trip to Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds, Maryland

Most of us know Warrior Canine Connection’s most recent puppies as Diamond’s Litter. After learning about the WCC puppy cam on Explore.org, kindergarteners at Harlem Village Academy in Harlem, N.Y. began watching them almost daily during their classes. They even created their own nickname for the litter: The Seven Dwarves. (Yes, Diamond’s Litter has seven puppies.)   The Harlem Academy class of 25 has been, like most classrooms around the country, learning virtually for months now. Holding a […]

Check Out The Puppies In Training That Have Become A Virtual Hit | Nightly News: Kids Edition

May 26, 2020 – We’ve all been doing a lot of binge-watching lately. One of our favorites is Warrior Canine Connection‘s puppy cam, where you can watch future service dogs sleeping, playing and learning. Watch the story on WCC’s puppy cam on Explore.org in this episode of NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition here (the segment on WCC […]

New Faces at WCC

Warrior Canine Connection has two new team members who we would like to introduce to you. Please join us in welcoming both Cate Law and MaryAngela Leifeld to our pack!  Cate Law  Cate Law joined the WCC team in March in a brand-new role — Canine Care and Enrichment Coordinator. In this newly designed position, Cate will support the service dog training […]

A Round of A-Paws for WCC Volunteer Karen Chiu

Like most people across the United States, WCC puppy parent Karen Chiu has been working from home for almost three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s been observing the “stay at home” policy enacted in California, except for necessary trips for food, essential supplies and, of course, dog walks for Frank.    A WCC service dog-in-training, Frank is a one-year-old Golden […]

Stanford student-veterans connect with canines

Stanford student-veterans are continuing their service to others by volunteering to train dogs to be service companions through Warrior Canine Connection. May 21, 2020 – After serving in America’s armed forces, Stanford’s student-veterans shifted their focus to academia and research. But since arriving on the Farm, some have continued to heed the call to serve […]

WCC Service Dog-in-Training Scores a Page in a Maryland Middle School Yearbook

This year’s St. Jude Regional Catholic School yearbook features a very special pupil — one with four legs, a wet nose and a tail. After spending several months attending classes at the school, students decided that Andrew, a service dog in training with Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), should be included in their 2019-2020 yearbook.  Middle school teacher Pat O’Connell, who was a puppy parent […]