Since he was a kid, Nick has always loved art—painting, drawing, and he even did some professional tattoo work for a period. He loves finding beauty in unexpected places. And dog training is one of them. In fact, Nick, a Marine Corps Veteran, just hit a huge milestone—he’s completed 250 Mission Based Trauma Recovery hours! Nick has been […]
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May 7, 2021 – MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — There is probably no better way to get uplifted than puppies. America’s nurses deserve respect year-round, but especially after the incredibly trying year they’ve had. For Nurses Appreciation Week, some local nurses definitely got some love, in the form of puppy love! Watch the WUSA 9 News […]
May 7, 2021 – National Nurses Week runs from May 6 through May 12 and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center kicked off the occasion with a special visit from several 7-week-old golden retriever puppies. The puppies were brought by the Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds. The organization raises puppies to assist veterans as trained service dogs. […]
May 6, 2021 – In honor of National Nurses Day, MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney honored its nurses by bringing in some therapy puppies from Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds. Councilmember Evan Glass also stopped by to express his appreciation to the nurses. Here’s a look at the nurses taking a much-needed break to […]
Each May when my birthday rolls around, I quote Mickey Mantle by saying, “If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.” It can be a little stressful thinking about all the years that have flown by, but of course, it does beat the alternative. This year […]
May 2, 2021 – Not all Soldiers walk on two legs and carry a rifle. The U.S. Military has partnered with canine warriors in every conflict since the Revolutionary War. Chip, a canine sentry of the U.S. Army, was the most decorated dog in World War II. Read the full story in the Desert Lightning […]
When Ryan Boyles was first paired with Warrior Canine Connection service dog Tommy II and saw that they shared the same birthdate—April 30—he says he felt like their new partnership was fate. “I felt like it was meant to be, and then they brought him in, and I fell in love with him immediately,” said […]
Prepared by Emily Fritz, one of WCC’s amazing service dog training instructors, this recipe for homemade dog treats is not only easy to make, but it’s also healthy and “Lab-approved!” The benefit of making homemade treats is that you know every single ingredient you’re feeding your dog. To make them for your furry friend, simply follow the […]
April is National Volunteer Month. We at Warrior Canine Connection are grateful to all the volunteers who support our organization. Your generosity allows our Veterans to heal, our programs to thrive, and has created a strong community. “Volunteers are the backbone of our organization,” said Rick Yount, founder and executive director, Warrior Canine Connection. “We […]
March 23, 2021 – Tuesday marked National Puppy Day, and Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds is celebrating since they recently welcomed a litter of future service dogs for Veterans in need. WCC has placed 75 canines to date and has helped thousands of Veterans nationwide through its Mission Based Trauma Recovery Model, where Warriors help train service dogs for their […]