A former international model, world traveler, government employee, and more, Kay, 84, has packed eight-plus decades of adventure, relationships, and lessons in her life’s journey. With an infectious sense of humor, Kay jokingly muses over her new adventures — adapting to macular degeneration and hearing issues. But in the next breath, her tone turns grateful […]
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November 29, 2021 – Todd, Laura, Lucy. From the sound of it, the two military veterans could be mentioning relatives or teammates. Yet their tone is more like that of teachers, recalling star pupils or the class clown who later shaped up. Charles, Dewey, Shannon. All those named are indeed pupils — canine ones. They […]
It’s not every day that someone gets to tell their story to the United States Congress and not every story moves Congress to act. Read this story on Warrior Canine Connection in the November 2021 edition of Lifestyle Potamic here. (Story begins on page 12.)
To Honor our Veterans In honor of Veterans Day, we’re raising money for Warrior Canine Connection. WCC utilizes a Mission Based Trauma Recovery (MBTR) model to help recovering veterans reconnect with life, their families, their communities, and each other. Their program has veterans training service dogs for other veterans, so more lives are impacted through […]
November 11, 2021 WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Brian van de Graaff visited Warrior Canine Connection in Boyds, Maryland, where a dedicated team is helping train service dogs to help our veterans with visible and invisible wounds. Watch the story on Good Morning Washington here.
November 11, 2021 For Veterans Day, KTVU highlights the work of the Warrior Canine Connection, which pairs veterans with service dogs to help them meet their physical and emotional needs. Alexis Baker spoke to Mornings on 2 about the training that goes into making the program a success. Watch the story on KTVU Fox 2 […]
It’s been 10 years (10 YEARS!) since WCC was formed. In that time, more than 5,300 Warriors have benefited from its Mission Based Trauma Recovery training program, and 92 assistance dogs have been placed with Service Members and Veterans to date. All along the journey, we’ve been privileged to have the support of puppy parents, […]
Eighteen service dogs from Warrior Canine Connection were placed with Veterans as part of its 2021 graduating class—its largest class to date. It’s an impressive number. But what may be even more impressive is WCC’s commitment to ensuring its dogs are best suited for their roles. What many don’t readily see at graduation are the dogs who go on to serve Veterans […]
BOYDS, Md. — It was a graduation celebration in Boyds, Maryland, on Saturday. However, it wasn’t just humans walking across the stage but also their four-legged friends who received certifications that will help recovering veterans. Watch the full story on WDVM here.