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Join us on Saturday, September 26th for Warrior Canine Connection’s 2020 Virtual Graduation

Be sure to tune-in to WCC’s Facebook page at 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, September 26th for Warrior Canine Connection’s eighth annual graduation. The ceremony will include this year’s graduating Veteran Service Dog Teams, as well as inspiring stories, special awards, shout-outs and more! This year’s ceremony will mark WCC’s first virtual ceremony, and despite […]

Warrior Canine Connection Receives $30,000 Grant from Mead Family Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2020 Boyds, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection has received a $30,000 grant from the Mead Family Foundation in support of its Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) service dog training program for Service Members and Veterans with visible and invisible wounds. “Especially in this difficult time, we are so grateful to […]

Mark Your Calendar – WCC’s 2020 Graduation

In its eighth year of taking place, this year’s Warrior Canine Connection graduation will mark its first *virtual* ceremony. Despite the format change, the event, set to take place on Saturday, September 26th, still promises to be a not-to-miss celebration! Be sure to tune-in to WCC’s Facebook page at 11 a.m. Eastern Time for the […]

WCC’s Dogfather

“If WCC had a Dogfather, it would be Tom Callinan,” says Rick Yount, founder and executive director, Warrior Canine Connection. Tom Callinan (pictured in the photo on the righthand side), President of Pacific Union Development Company, served in Vietnam as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He championed this No-Fail mission from the beginning and […]

New Trees Take Root at WCC

If you’ve ever been to Warrior Canine Connection’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, Maryland, you know it’s a sight to behold. Situated on 88-acres of Maryland state property, WCC leases a small portion of it which is surrounded by cornfields, a cattle-grazing easement and is anchored by an iconic dairy barn. Then, of course, there are […]

Warrior Canine Connection Receives $10,000 Grant from TD Charitable Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2020 BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection has received a $10,000 grant from TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, in support of its Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) program. “TD Charitable Foundation has supported WCC in the past and we are grateful […]

New Faces at WCC

Warrior Canine Connection is excited to announce the newest member of its pack, Lauren Tyler.    Please join us in welcoming Lauren, as she has come to WCC’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, Maryland all the way from Rohnert Park, California. Lauren joins the team in a brand-new role: Canine Health and Puppy Development Specialist.  An avid dog-lover, Lauren […]

Danny and Eli: Soldiering on Together

If you’re looking for Danny Farrar, it’s likely you’ll find him at one of his 14 SOLDIERFIT gyms. He opened the string of gyms with his first location a little over a decade ago. In addition to Danny, you’ll likely see his service dog Eli, a yellow Lab from WCC’s Welcome Home Litter who is his trusty confidant and is usually within arm’s reach.  Besides a […]

Warrior Canine Connection Receives $90,000 Grant from Wounded Warrior Project to Bring Canine-Assisted Therapy to More Veterans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 21, 2020 BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) has received a $90,000 grant from Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) in support of its innovative Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) program and to expand its program reach to additional Service Members and Veterans who are registered with WWP. “We are honored to have […]

T-Shirt Artwork Design Contest

HOW TO SUBMIT A DESIGN Be a part of Warrior Canine Connection graduation history by designing a limited edition t-shirt celebrating the Virtual Graduation Class of 2020! The contest is open to everyone and the winning designer will receive a FREE t-shirt featuring their artwork and bragging rights. GUIDELINES · Design should not exceed three […]