Veterans’ Therapy Goes to the Dogs –

WASHINGTON — When Lt. Tommy Faulkenberry came home to his wife and four sons in 2012, after 12 years at sea with the U.S. Coast Guard, he found his transition to civilian live especially difficult. He had contracted a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and as the physical toll on him mounted, depression, anxiety, and […]

Puppies at Warrior Canine Connection More Than Just a Cute Face – WNEW

The puppies at Warrior Canine Connection are more than just a cute, fluffy face — they’re service dogs in training. Warrior Canine Connection is a nonprofit service dog organization that provides therapeutic intervention a for service members in treatment for post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Click here to read the article.

The Healing Power of Dogs – Soldiers Magazine

Sometimes the best therapy doesn’t come in a hospital or a doctor’s office. Sometimes it doesn’t come from a pill or an operation or a counseling session. Sometimes it comes with a cold nose, a warm tongue and a wagging tail. Sometimes it comes in the form of a dog like Gabe. Gabe is a […]

From pups to healers: Companions change wounded warriors’ lives – WTOP Radio

Can a furry, four-legged creature really help save a life? Many wounded warriors and their spouses say, “yes.” It’s in part thanks to the Warrior Canine Connection. The pioneering program enlists recovering wounded service members to train service dogs for fellow wounded members. Read the article, see the video and picture gallery, and download the […]

2015 WCC Calendars for Sale

The 2015 Warrior Canine Connection Calendar is now available for purchase. Each year, WCC features all of its program dogs in its annual calendar. These calendars make great holiday gifts, and will be shipped in time for Christmas. You can also choose to donate a calendar, which will be given to one of the Warriors […]

Solid Gold Partners With Warrior Canine Connection — Pet Age

Solid Gold Pet and the Solid Gold Foundation have developed an exclusive alliance with Warrior Canine Connection (WCC), a national nonprofit organization that enlists recovering warriors in a therapeutic mission of learning to train service dogs for their fellow veterans. Read the full story at Pet Age. 

Comptroller bestows honors in Olney area — Gazette News

Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot presented the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award to Warrior Canine Connection of Brookeville, which enlists recovering service members in a therapeutic mission to train service dogs for fellow veterans.  Read the full story at

Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Brand Pledges Support For Combat Veterans — Choice Hotels Brand Partners with Warrior Canine Connection

Choice Hotels International, Inc., one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced that its Suburban Extended Stay Hotel brand is supporting services for those who have served the country.

Furry therapy: Group connects veterans and dogs — Frederick News Post

A cold wet nose and wagging tail have given many a sad or weary heart a lift. But seeing his dog Gabe ease the anxiety of an 11-year-old boy who was leaving his mother and moving into foster care gave social worker Rick Yount an idea. That led Yount and Gabe, a pup given him […]

Researchers try to verify whether canines help patients with TBI, PTSD — Marine Corps Times

For dog lovers, it’s an absolute: The unconditional love of a canine companion heals the soul, reaching into the heart to cross canyons of loneliness and despair. Military researchers now are trying to learn if there’s real science behind that semimystical link — and if so, whether it can help treat the signature wounds of […]