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Therapy for those on front lines – puppy cams!

December 7, 2021 – A nonprofit is providing an unusual form of therapy for those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic – puppy cams! “You spend five minutes with a puppy and try not to smile,” said registered nurse Robin Lingg Lagrone. Watch the full story on Denver7 here.

Beavercreek veteran, wife hope to help others with trauma

December 14, 2020 – Air Force veteran Ryan Garrison’s service dog, Luke, had pulled him out of hundreds of anxiety attacks and nightmares. But when Garrison, his son and Luke were in a car crash last January, the dog pulled Garrison out of a flashback so that he was able to save all three of […]

Warrior Canine Connection works to bring veterans and service dogs together

December 9, 2020 – They say dogs are a man’s best friend. Strong and compassionate, dogs have the ability to alter the way we live and see life, and Warrior Canine Connection helps hone those skills. Watch this full story on WDVM here.

Labrador Retriever “Luke” Awarded Service Dog ACE Award

December 4, 2020 – Each year, the AKC Humane Fund pays tribute to five dedicated, hardworking dogs for making significant contributions to an individual or entire community. One award is given in each of the following categories: Uniformed Service K-9, Service, Therapy, Search and Rescue, and Exemplary Companion Dog. In a split second in 2006 Ryan Garrison’s life changed forever. Read the […]

Better Together

Molly Morelli, who spearheads Warrior Canine Connection’s (WCC) Dog Programs, will tell you a lot has changed since she first got involved with service dogs. She not only helped found WCC back in 2011, but she also oversees all programs directly related to the breeding and overall health of each WCC dog. “There has been […]

New Faces at WCC

Warrior Canine Connection is pleased to welcome its newest member, Cheyenna Wilde, to the team!   Cheyenna came on board in October as WCC’s newest service dog training instructor and is based out of WCC’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, Maryland.  She fell in love with dog training after taking her family’s own pet dog to a training class years ago.   “I […]

WCC Calendars and Ornaments Now Available!

Are you ready to turn the page on 2020? Order your WCC 2021 calendar now! As always, next year’s calendar will feature photos of adorable WCC service dogs in training.  While you’re at it, click “add to cart” on your 2020 WCC holiday ornament. An annual tradition since 2014, these ornaments work double-duty by serving as […]

Volunteerism: A Family Affair

In August 2015, Pam Govender and Pawan Galhotra, along with their two young children, Sajel and Emil, were searching for a volunteer opportunity to give back to their community. The family had two requirements. First, because Pawan works at the Palo Alto Veterans Affairs Medical Center in California in its polytrauma unit, they wanted to stay connected to the VA’s programs. Second, they also wanted it to be […]

Warrior Canine Connection Service Dog Luke Honored with 2020 AKC® Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence (ACE)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2020 Boyds, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is proud to announce that service dog Luke, a graduate of WCC’s class of 2016, was named the winner of the 21st annual AKC Humane Fund Awards for Canine Excellence (ACE) in the service dog category. Ryan Garrison (Beavercreek, Ohio) and Luke, […]

Attitude of Gratitude

We are nearing the end of a year that none of us will ever forget. Despite all the recent challenges, there are still many reasons to be thankful.     We asked our team members at Warrior Canine Connection what they’re grateful for this year, and we’re sharing their responses with you, along with best wishes for a happy and […]