Ceremony Highlighted during National Service Dog Month Observance FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 20, 2022 BOYDS, Maryland – Saturday, September 24th promises a paw-sitively exciting event, as Veterans and their newly paired service dogs will graduate as part of Warrior Canine Connection’s class of 2022—its largest class to date. While the commencement ceremony will take place […]
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Military service is a family tradition for Retired U.S. Army Sergeant Mike Milton; his brother, sister-in-law, cousin, and uncles, all served in the Armed Forces. “I joined to be of service to country,” says Milton. “I had amazing experiences that included people, travel, and lots of different situations—both good and bad—they were instrumental in getting […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOYDS, Md. – Warrior Canine Connection was recently awarded $10,000 in grant funding 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. “We are extremely fortunate to have continued support from the TD Charitable Foundation,” said […]
Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is proud to support International Assistance Dog Week, an upcoming observance created to celebrate assistance dog trainers, volunteers, puppy raisers and handlers all over the world during the week of August 7-13. “Everyone loves an assistance dog, and quite rightly the dogs tend to take center stage,” says Chris Diefenthaler, Executive […]
Please join us in welcoming Kate Wasson to the WCC team! Katie joined WCC at its Boyd’s Healing Quarters in July as Puppy Program Outreach Coordinator, a new position created to help with volunteer recruitment for the WCC Puppy Parent program, a crucial program for the growth and development of service dogs in training. Although […]
Warrior Canine Connection staff members and service dogs in training are traveling in style, thanks to its new transport van, courtesy of a $50,000 grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. While the van was purchased in February of this year, it’s recently been updated with some artwork and is sure to be recognized anywhere […]
Are you interested in learning more about Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) and how service dogs support our nation’s Service Members and Veterans? Our educational toolkit can help! Whether it’s for your own information, to share with a classroom, community group or otherwise, we invite you to check out our toolkit resources designed to educate our […]
Beat the Heat: Paw Protection Tips for your Pooch When it’s hot outside, the pavement heats up quickly and its temperature usually exceeds the air temperature, which can mean harsh conditions for your pet’s paw pads. Knowing when it’s too hot is crucial to prevent burns for your pet. Air vs. Pavement Temperature The American […]
What do developing autonomous vehicles and training service dogs have in common? More than you might think! Before we dive into this unlikely comparison, let’s provide some context. Enter John Alsterda, Systems Engineer at Waymo LLC, Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University, U.S. Navy Reservist, and Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) volunteer. John develops autonomous driving technology […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A group of volunteer veterans are using their time to help other veterans by raising dogs to be service animals for them. The Asheville branch of Warrior Canine Connection trains about four to five dogs at a time and has been in operation for four years. Read and watch the full story […]