It’s been 10 years (10 YEARS!) since WCC was formed. In that time, more than 5,300 Warriors have benefited from its Mission Based Trauma Recovery training program, and 92 assistance dogs have been placed with Service Members and Veterans to date. All along the journey, we’ve been privileged to have the support of puppy parents, […]
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Eighteen service dogs from Warrior Canine Connection were placed with Veterans as part of its 2021 graduating class—its largest class to date. It’s an impressive number. But what may be even more impressive is WCC’s commitment to ensuring its dogs are best suited for their roles. What many don’t readily see at graduation are the dogs who go on to serve Veterans […]
BOYDS, Md. — It was a graduation celebration in Boyds, Maryland, on Saturday. However, it wasn’t just humans walking across the stage but also their four-legged friends who received certifications that will help recovering veterans. Watch the full story on WDVM here.
September 2021 – In this episode of The Earthly Delights, Seb talks to Rick Yount, the founder and creator of the Warrior Canine Connection which is a pioneering organization that utilizes its Mission Based Trauma Recovery model to help wounded Warriors reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Listen in here.
September 15, 2021 – September marks National Service Dog Month, a time to celebrate and honor the extraordinary four-legged heroes that dedicate their lives to help human companions – something Warrior Canine Connection does all year round. Check out the full story by Jordan Lindsay, Montgomery Community Media, here.
New legislation modeled after Warrior Canine Connection’s Mission Based Trauma Recovery Service Dog Training Model August 26, 2021 BOYDS, Md. – In July 2008, Warrior Canine Connection Executive Director and Founder Rick Yount piloted the first Therapeutic Service Dog Training Program for Veterans at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center’s inpatient PTSD program. The testimonies […]
When Warrior Canine Connection Founder and Executive Director RickYount was gifted with Gabe, an eight-week-old golden retriever for Christmas, he had no idea his adorable new companion would change the trajectory of his life and thousands of others. Yount, a licensed social worker, often let Gabe tag along to work. One day, Yount was tasked with […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2021 BOYDS, Maryland – Warrior Canine Connection will celebrate its 2021 Veteran Service Dog Team Graduation, its largest class to date, with a virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, September 25. Family, friends, and WCC supporters can watch the program on WCC’s Facebook page. The ceremony will feature a keynote address […]
Wounded Warrior Project & Warrior Canine Connection Instilling Sense of Community Among Veterans Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) had the pleasure of meeting and working with Arodi Grullon Fernandez, a 12-year Veteran of the Marine Corps. He connected with WCC through a Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) event and continues to seek out WWP events and programs […]
Class of 2021 expected to be WCC’s largest to-date Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 25 to join Warrior Canine Connection in congratulating its 2021 class of Veteran Service Dog Teams! The virtual ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern Time and can be viewed on WCC’s Facebook page. The ninth annual graduation will feature WCC’s […]