Entries by WCC Comms

WCC’s Dog Days of Summer Movie Watchlist

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 […]

$200,000 Grant Empowers Warrior Canine Connection’s Mission Based Trauma Recovery Training Program

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 […]

New Faces at WCC: Val Skinner

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 […]

Golden Retriever Life: Spreading Smiles

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 […]

Warrior Canine Connection’s Innovative Service Dog Training Program Celebrates 5-Year Milestone at Buncombe County Veterans Treatment Court

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 […]

Army Veteran Finds Healing in Helping Others

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, […]

My story: Finding peace in helping other veterans

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 […]

Warrior Canine Connection on Small Town Big Deal

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 […]