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Attitude of Gratitude

We are nearing the end of a year that none of us will ever forget. Despite all the recent challenges, there are still many reasons to be thankful.     We asked our team members at Warrior Canine Connection what they’re grateful for this year, and we’re sharing their responses with you, along with best wishes for a happy and […]

Addy, 9, Bakes Cupcakes Fur a Good Paws — to Benefit WCC

Strawberry shortcake. Red velvet. Pumpkin spice. Those are just three of the six flavors of cupcakes that Addy Albright, 9, recently baked, decorated and SOLD OUT of at a recent fundraiser she hosted for Warrior Canine Connection. Addy, like her fellow fourth-graders at Sinking Springs Elementary School in York, Pennsylvania, has been doing virtual schooling […]

Meet WCC’s Class of 2020!

Warrior Canine Connection was honored to introduce its 2020 graduating class of Veteran Service Dog Teams, facility dogs and breeder dogs during its eighth annual graduation on Saturday, September 26th. This year’s ceremony marked WCC’s first virtual ceremony, a format change made due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 500 people tuned in for the […]

WCC’s Virtual Graduation Gets Rave Reviews

Eight years running and Warrior Canine Connection’s graduation wouldn’t be what it is without the support from its Extreme Puppy Watchers, or “EPWs,” to which they’re most commonly referred. The EPWs are a group of WCC supporters that number in the thousands and is made up of volunteers from all over the country. The group’s […]

Fran Frazier: Puppy Photographer, Chocolate Chip-Cookie Maker and Standout Volunteer

Wednesdays are Fran Frazier’s favorite day of the week. Before the pandemic, that’s the day she would make the 45-minute drive from her home in Northern Virginia to the Warrior Canine Connection Healing Quarters in Boyds, Maryland to take photographs of the puppies on-site. You know the ones — the adorable pics that chronicle the […]

Join us on Saturday, September 26th for Warrior Canine Connection’s 2020 Virtual Graduation

Be sure to tune-in to WCC’s Facebook page at 11 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, September 26th for Warrior Canine Connection’s eighth annual graduation. The ceremony will include this year’s graduating Veteran Service Dog Teams, as well as inspiring stories, special awards, shout-outs and more! This year’s ceremony will mark WCC’s first virtual ceremony, and despite […]

WCC’s Dogfather

“If WCC had a Dogfather, it would be Tom Callinan,” says Rick Yount, founder and executive director, Warrior Canine Connection. Tom Callinan (pictured in the photo on the righthand side), President of Pacific Union Development Company, served in Vietnam as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. He championed this No-Fail mission from the beginning and […]

New Trees Take Root at WCC

If you’ve ever been to Warrior Canine Connection’s Healing Quarters in Boyds, Maryland, you know it’s a sight to behold. Situated on 88-acres of Maryland state property, WCC leases a small portion of it which is surrounded by cornfields, a cattle-grazing easement and is anchored by an iconic dairy barn. Then, of course, there are […]

T-Shirt Artwork Design Contest

HOW TO SUBMIT A DESIGN Be a part of Warrior Canine Connection graduation history by designing a limited edition t-shirt celebrating the Virtual Graduation Class of 2020! The contest is open to everyone and the winning designer will receive a FREE t-shirt featuring their artwork and bragging rights. GUIDELINES · Design should not exceed three […]

WCC’s Calli Gets Private Flight to Maryland from Volunteer Pilot

It’s not all that uncommon to see a service dog accompanying its owner on a flight. But it’s not every day that a dog gets its very own privately chartered flight. That’s precisely what WCC’s Calli recently got, thanks to a spectacular volunteer, Mark Horton.    Calli, a WCC military family support dog from the Welcome Home Litter who was paired with […]