October 15, 2015 – Brookeville, MD (Capital News Service) — The dogs at Warrior Canine Connection are veterans’ best friends. Trained by service members, a group of the dogs will graduate on Saturday and become permanent four-legged aides to disabled veterans or veterans in need. WCC’s third graduating class of 14 dogs will be celebrated at […]
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August 31, 2015 – WASHINGTON (WETA) — The Warrior Canine Connection program and the stories of two Veterans and their WCC service dogs are featured in this installment of the PBS “Honored to Serve” series, produced by WETA Television. Watch it here.
April 24, 2015 – MENLO PARK, Calif. (KTVU) – It’s a program that’s helping veterans heal by connecting them with service dogs. On Saturday, the program will celebrate two years of helping injured veterans. A Labrador retriever named Luke is on a mission to become a service dog for a wounded warrior. His trainer Charles […]
Spring 2015 – On any given weekday, it’s not unusual to see recovering warriors at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) in Bethesda, Md., engaged in a mission that will transform the lives of their fellow veterans with disabilities. A quick look inside the Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) program once there reveals the heart […]
March 14, 2015 – Brookeville, Md. — Meet Ron. He has helped hundreds of servicemembers suffering from PTSD. He works at Walter Reed National Medical Center in a Navy camo harness. His title? Animal co-therapist. Ron is a 3-year-old yellow Labrador retriever — a facility dog who works at Walter Reed and the National Intrepid […]
February 18, 2015 – 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 life especially difficult. He had contracted a rare form of muscular dystrophy, and as the physical toll on him […]
February 3, 2015 – 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 for service members in treatment for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Click here to read the article.
November 24, 2014 – 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 […]
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 […]
October 27, 2014 – 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.