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August 3, 2019 – Warrior Canine Connection Founder and Executive Director Rick Yount was recently interviewed by Jon Vaught with You can listen to the interview here. (Note: The WCC segment begins at 16:20 into the recording.)

Hubert Company Hosts Fundraiser to Benefit WCC

This summer, Hubert employee and EPW Laura Hawley created a recent in-house fundraiser to benefit WCC. The event, which included a human agility course, a pet photo contest, bake sale, and other events for employees and their families, including the WCC puppy cam livestream, raised a grand total of $3,200, making it the most successful in-house fundraiser in Hubert’s history.    The company, which provides retail […]

WCC Puppies Helping to Heal A Broken Heart

September will mark two years since Peggy Lester’s daughter, Beth, passed away. Although time slips by, the heartbreak never will.  “She was such a wonderful, happy person, a great mom, wife, friend and daughter,” says Peggy.   Beth went to college in Georgia, got married and had two children, Emma and Evan, and lived in the […]

The Batchelor Foundation Continues Tradition of Generosity

George E. Batchelor had many passions in life. He learned to fly at age 16 and began his long aviation career in his early 20’s by helping design the P-51 fighter plane. Mr. Batchelor served his country during World War II as a decorated Army Air Corps officer, transport and bomber pilot. He also had a […]

New Faces at WCC

Emily Fritz Emily Fritz comes to WCC after spending four years working in the nonprofit service dog industry, where she got her start as an intern and worked her way up, learning everything she could; she worked in the kennels, development, outreach and as the graduate support coordinator. Emily has jumped in quickly at WCC […]

The Labrador pups and the World War II Vets

July 14, 2019 – Ready for some happy, straightforward news for a change? A new litter of Labrador retriever puppies — destined to be trained as highly specialized service dogs by the nonprofit Warrior Canine Connection — will soon have a special designation of their own. The six new arrivals are to be named after […]

Protect Your Pet from the Heat During the Dog Days of Summer

Summer is officially underway and with that comes sun, fun and heat! Don’t forget to protect your best friend by preventing heat stroke and danger related to the high temperatures. Remember, dogs aren’t as efficient at cooling their body temperatures as we are — they’re built to conserve rather than release heat and tend to […]

Maryland Public Television’s Salute to Veterans: Warrior Canine Connection

June 28, 2019 — Maryland Public Television recently featured Warrior Canine Connection in its “Salute To Veterans” segment to showcase how dogs are being bred and raised for a unique purpose — to help veterans with PTSD or mobility issues. MPT’s Nancy Yamada recently visited WCC’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, watch the story here.   […]

Is Your Dog Ready for Fireworks?

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, now is a good time to think through your plans for your dog during those festive fireworks. While some dogs have no problem with the sight and sound of fireworks, for many others, it can be a particularly stressful event.   Did you know that more dogs […]

Why Dogs Work: The Science of the Warrior Canine Connection

By Meg Daley Olmert Despite the tens of billions of dollars being spent on Veteran health care, many Veterans continue to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). In a 2011 editorial in the Journal of the America Medical Association, military medical researcher, Charles Hoge M.D., summed up the efficacy of […]