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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Training service dogs helps veterans heal July 6, 2022 – Asheville can feel as if dogs have the run of the place. They are seemingly in every brewery and every restaurant and every trail. Nearly all of these animals are pets that might occasionally earn their keep by barking at a black bear in the […]
June 27, 2022 – Warrior Canine Connection Founder Rick Yount joins FOX 5 to share the importance of animal therapy when dealing with PTSD. Watch the news story here.
HOW TO SUBMIT A DESIGN Be a part of Warrior Canine Connection’s graduation history by designing a limited edition t-shirt celebrating the Virtual Graduation Class of 2022! The contest is open to everyone of all ages and the winning designer will receive a FREE t-shirt featuring their artwork and bragging rights. GUIDELINES · Design should […]