The dog days of summer are here and so is WCC’s movie watchlist! With ever-climbing temperatures, a movie night can be a great way to unwind (or even a free afternoon spent watching in the air conditioning). We tapped our WCC team to share their favorite dog-related movies as inspiration for your next movie night […]
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Funding Brings DAV’s Support to WCC for $700,000 Since 2016 BOYDS, Maryland – Today, Warrior Canine Connection announced it has been awarded a generous grant of $200,000 from the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust in support of its Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) Training Program. This substantial contribution marks the Trust’s largest gift […]
The WCC pack is excited to welcome new service dog training instructor Valerie “Val” Skinner to its team! Val came on board in April and is working at WCC’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, where she is responsible for the evaluation and skill refinement of on-site service dogs in training and advanced training dogs. She will […]
If you like dogs and spend time on social media, you’ve probably already heard of “Golden Retriever Life (GRL)” and have seen videos of Kevin and Katie Bubolz with their two golden retrievers, Ellie and Emma. With over 9 million followers across their social media channels, GRL is widely known for their cute dog videos […]
Veterans Train Service Dogs as Part of Their Own Recovery Warrior Canine Connection (WCC) is celebrating a milestone—five years since it has partnered with the Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) to provide service dog training as part of its community service options for Veteran participants. Veterans involved in the VTC programming are often required […]
Service Dog in Training “Wes” to Impact the Lives of Service Members and Veterans ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Governor Wes Moore has received a great new honor—that of namesake to “Wes,” a service dog in training at Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit based in Boyds, Md. WCC’s namesake program was designed to recognize the great men […]
BOYDS, Md. – WCC enlists veterans in their program to train service dogs that can help other veterans. The program is meant to improve the mental health of those who served in the military. Training the puppies helps the veterans relieve stress and can serve as an outlet for them. Watch the full story from […]
Today we introduce you to U.S. Army Reserve Sergeant First Class (Ret.) Paul Kelly, who’s had a unique military career. Post-retirement, he has devoted his time and talents to multiple volunteer efforts—all to benefit his fellow Veterans. Paul Kelly was always intrigued by the military; his father was a U.S. Marine, and his uncles served, […]
Every Tuesday morning, I drive 15 minutes from my home in Swannanoa to Asheville to volunteer with Warrior Canine Connection, a nonprofit that breeds, trains and places highly skilled service dogs with veterans with visible and invisible wounds. As a U.S. Army veteran, I have become intimately familiar with the important role service dogs can […]
Christmas comes early for a special organization that trains service dogs to support veterans who have been injured or traumatized by war. Rodney and Jann return to Warrior Canine Connection with a surprise gift that will transform these healing grounds and help ensure America’s heroes have a sanctuary for recovery. To watch the full story […]