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A Letter from Mike

Warrior Canine Connection’s service dog in training, Mike II, recently made an appearance in Constructor magazine, a publication put out by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).  AGC has been an amazing partner to WCC and its program for years, including its sponsorship of the WCC barn renovation project. Once completed, the historic dairy barn […]

To Our Volunteers… Thank you!

April marks National Volunteer Month. And while all WCC volunteer programs and events have been suspended due to COVID-19 to ensure the health, safety and welfare of our dedicated supporters and our team members, we still want to say a heartfelt thank you to all of you who have dedicated your time, talents and treasures to our organization.    We have so many […]

Virtual Classes New Norm for WCC

Over the past couple of weeks, thousands of schools, universities and other organizations have transitioned to online meetings and learning, and Warrior Canine Connection is no exception. Due to COVID-19 concerns, WCC recently moved its focus to support Veterans by using new virtual formats.  Veterans whose Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) programming was interrupted by the current global crisis are receiving weekly emails from WCC with resources and instructional videos. The content focuses on training […]

Love at First Click

It was eight years ago now. Stacey Rumptz was at her local library using one of its computers. She landed on a website that had an ad to “watch puppies.” A dog lover, she clicked on it and was instantaneously hooked.  “There were these six puppies and this mom, and she was so good with these puppies,” said Stacey. […]

Warrior Canine Connection Earns GuideStar’s Platinum Status

Great news! Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) has received the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. GuideStar launched the Platinum participation level to help nonprofits celebrate their results. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress WCC is making toward its mission, the organization is helping donors better evaluate and […]

Community Clean-up Day Recap

Armed with shovels, rakes and brooms, and bundled in layers of clothing to combat the cold and wind, more than 100 community volunteers from the Boyds, Maryland area and well beyond, participated in Warrior Canine Connection’s (WCC) Community Clean-up Day to help with tornado damage repair efforts this past Saturday. The event, the first of […]

Community Clean Up Day Photo Gallery

Warrior Canine Connection Offers a New Program at Asheville’s Veterans Treatment Court

February 27, 2020 – Listen in to Maria’s Mutts and Stuff podcast on iHeartRadio to hear Warrior Canine Connection’s Executive Director Rick Yount, along with Kevin Rumley, coordinator for the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court in Asheville, N.C., talk about how they’re working together to provide service dog training to Veterans involved in the legal […]

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 […]